Category Archives: Pay TV

StarTimes sealed deal with Kenyan soccer federation

StarTimes is now the official broadcast partner for the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in a seven-year deal worth about 1.1 million U.S. dollars annually. The new sponsorship deal will involve transmission of Betking Premier League matches, 30 Betika Super League matches and friendly matches of the Kenyan national soccer team, Harambee Stars. “We have progressively [...]

Broadcasters in Africa select SynProNize dramas for Africa

Broadcasters in Africa including StarTimes and e.tv have selected dramas from Dubai-based producer and distributor SynProNize. Free-to-air channel e.tv licensed romantic drama series Piya Naam Ka Diya (All for Love), African pay TV platform StarTimes picked up Swaragini (A Tale of Two Sisters) and Gathbandhan (The Odd Couple) and Onua TV in Ghana acquired Cello. [...]

StarTimes Uganda to offer bouquet upgrade and new content for Christmas 2020

The StarTimes Christmas promotion will give the subscribers and prospects the opportunity to watch and enjoy a higher bouquet when they subscribe for 2 months on to any of the available bouquets. The Marketing Director of StarTimes Uganda, Isma Lule, said, Customers can enjoy the new promotion dubbed Recharge and get upgraded when they recharge [...]

Canal+ partners with Qotto to offer solar powered TV in Benin

The solar home system provider Qotto Benin has collaborated with Canal+, a French company specialized in the distribution of pay TV channels. The two companies will provide the Mivoo+ kit, together with decoders, satellite dishes and a special package. Qotto Benin is now part of the list of Canal+ partners for solar-powered television in Africa. [...]

OSN to air Disney’s ‘Mulan’ in MENA

OSN will air Disneys Mulan on its platform from December 3, just three months after the movies worldwide release in cinemas. The movie will be accessible to even those without a paid OSN subscription for 24 hours. As from December 3 to 4, non-subscribers will have the opportunity the Hollywood blockbuster on the OSN Streaming app website. [...]

MultiChoice Group selects Metrological to deliver premium OTT services on DStv

Sub-Saharan African video entertainment company MultiChoice Group will collaborate with Metrological to deliver premium OTT services on DStv. The deal will see Metrological be responsible in bringing MultiChoices premium OTT services, international apps and localized content to subscribers across Africa on its new Explora Ultra set-top box and its new Streama OTT platform. MultiChoice Group [...]

Alianza highlights Brazil for its fight against content piracy

The Alianza Contra Pirateria de Television Paga (Alianza) has recently announced the successful results of the second phase of Operation 404, the largest scale enforcement operation against content piracy that has ever been developed in Latin America. A total of 25 judicial search and seizure warrants across ten Brazilian states were served, and 252 websites [...]

Stenna acquires ZooMoo Kids children’s channel for Brazil

According to information reported by various websites in Brazil, the international company Stenna LLC announced this last Monday, November 23rd, that it has acquired the ZooMoo Kids children’s channel on October 20th for Brazil. Before the transaction, the channel belonged to the Canadian company Blue Ant Media, which will continue to own the channel in [...]

Bolivian pay TV loses subscribers on the first half 2020

As officially reported by the Bolivian Autoridad de Regulacion y Fiscalizacion de Telecomunucaciones y Transportes (ATT), the pay TV market in the country ended the first half of 2020 with 604,477 subscribers. This is a fall of almost 7.5% (or 48,742 clients) in relation to December 2019, when the sector gathered a total of 653,219 [...]