Category Archives: Free to Air

SABC discussing content distribution deal with MultiChoice

State owned South African broadcaster, SABC, is reported to be finalising details of a content distribution deal with MultiChoice which would see the DStv pay-TV platform own rights to broadcast all SABC content across Africa. “Through that, MultiChoice can distribute our content everywhere they operate,” said SABCs acting CEO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Financial details of the [...]

Uruguay cambió su decisión y le otorgó licencias TDT al canal VTV y al periódico La DiariaUruguay awards DTT license to Giro instead of Pop TV

Al final, el Estado uruguayo modificó su decisión y le quitó la licencia que le había otorgado al consorcio Pop TV (OZ Media y la editorial Bla) para otorgársela al consorcio Giro (periódico La Diaria y cooperativa Demos Audiovisuales). También fue confirmado el canal para Saomil S.A. (canal VTV). El Presidente Mujica había seleccionado a [...]

MTG sees 45% growth in Ghanaian sales

Swedish entertainment broadcasting company, Modern Times Group (MTG), which operates FTA and pay-TV channels in Europe and Africa, announced sales for the Groups Viasat1 channel in Ghana grew by 45% in the three months to end-September. Viasat1 is the second largest commercial TV-channel in Ghana and MTG stated it has continued to increase its share [...]

E.tv to increase its HD content

South African FTA broadcaster, E.tv, plans to deliver and produce all its locally commissioned content for the HD format. E.tv recently launched 4 new channels, eAfrika+, eKasi+, eMovies+, and eToons+ on its sister companys subscription-free satellite TV service, OpenView HD, although Monde Twala, Group Head of E.tvs channels division, said only e.tv and eMovies+ are [...]

Kagiso Media marks TV debut with launch of Glow TV

Kagiso Media, the largest black-owned South African media group, has made its debut in TV broadcasting with the launch of FTA channel, Glow TV, on OpenView HD satellite bouquet. The launch of Glow TV, which is the result of cooperation between Kagiso Media and Nolava Television, is the next logical step for the company which [...]

Chile aprobó la ley de TV digitalChile approves digital TV law

El Senado chileno aprobó la ley de TV digital después de cinco años de debate. La propuesta ya había recibido media sanción días atrás en Diputados y ahora solamente resta la revisión del Tribunal Constitucional para que la promulgue el Presidente Sebastián Piñera. Podrá comenzar a aplicarse en 2014. La ley establece que todas las [...]

Se inició la venta de equipos para TDT en VenezuelaDTT hardware on sale in Venezuela

El Gobierno venezolano puso a la venta equipos para que cualquier persona pueda adquirir y disfrutar de la TDT, sin tener que depender de las entregas gratuitas del Estado. Los equipos son comercializados en las oficinas de Cantv (compañía estatal de telecomunicaciones) de las ciudades donde hay cobertura. Para cubrir con esta demanda, Venezuela importó [...]

NBC preps dedicated channel for coverage of parliamentary sessions

Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has started live, unedited broadcast of parliamentary sessions on the newly launched NBC 2 channel which can be accessed only by customers with a digital decoder box from the NBC. Information and Communication Technology Minister Joel Kaapanda said that the NBC is currently only testing the project, and once it has [...]

OpenView warned of illegally broadcasting SABC channels

State owned South African broadcaster, SABC, has strongly opposed OpenView HDs inclusion of SABCs three main television channels as part of its newly launched FTA satellite bouquet. The public broadcaster said in a statement that there has been no agreement with OpenView to broadcast SABC channels, while Platco Digital responded by saying: The SABC, as [...]

Joint Task Team to investigate SABC- Multichoice deal

The Department of Communications (DoC) has set up a Joint Task Team (JTT) to look into the controversial USD 55.4 million contract between SABC and South African pay-TV broadcaster, MultiChoice which has allegedly been sanctioned by Former minister of communications, Dina Pule. The JTT was established by the current minister of communications, Yunus Carrim, and [...]