Category Archives: Pay TV

Disney to pull out FOX channel distribution in Africa

Disney has decided to pull the Fox channels distribution in Africa after 11 and a half years. The Walt Disney Company Africa has confirmed the news saying that its FOX channel (DStv 125/StarSat 131) is ending on pay-TV services like MultiChoice’s DStv, StarTimes and StarSat, as well as Zuku across sub-Saharan Africa at the end [...]

Jawwy TV’s Android STB security enhanced by Irdeto

Saudi Telecom Company subsidiary, Intigral, just implemented a range of security and anti-piracy tools and services from Irdeto for its premium Jawwy TV platform. Intigrals goal is to fight content piracy and protect Jawwy TV customers from malicious applications by implementing Irdeto Keys Credentials (K&C) and App Watch on their Android TV set-top boxes. Bill [...]

Tata Elxsi and DStv partner in the Digital Transformation of Ad Media Sales

Tata Elxsi and DStv have collaborated to consult and build together a vision for DStv Media Sales (DMS) that addresses the current challenges while also positioning DMS for future growth. DMS mission is to assist global and local companies in reaching a larger audience across Africa and expanding their brand presence with unique platforms and [...]

BeIN Sports to live-stream 2021 US Open Tennis Championships in MENA

BeIN Sports will broadcast the 2021 US Open Tennis Championships live and exclusively across the MENA region. This years 141st edition will kick off on August 30, 2021. The tournament will be live-streamed on beIN Sports channels 5, 6 and 7 in Arabic and on beIN Sports 2 in English. Viewers will also be provided [...]

Uruguayan pay TV operators continue to demand changes in the Media Law to include internet as part of their offer

Washington Melo, President at the Camara Uruguaya de Television para Abonados (CUTA), demands the countrys Government to move forward on the implementation of a new legal framework, in order to boost the sector. The entity he presides gathers 83 pay TV operators in Uruguay.  Cable TV company’s viability is seriously threatened because everything is geared [...]

Cuba establishes regulations to start providing pay TV

The Cuban Government published last Tuesday, August 17th, in the Gaceta Oficial  the Decreto Ley 35, which establishes a set of regulations for the telecommunications, information and communication technologies and the use of the radioelectric spectrum on the island. In the document, and for the first time, the bases for developing a pay TV offer [...]

DStv teams up with HSTV over new series ‘Meet The CEO Global’

HSTV, the digital radio and television station owned by Alpha Media Holdings has partnered with DStv for a franchised series titled Meet The CEO Global. The show will be broadcast on the direct broadcast satellite services Mindset Channel 319 every Saturday and Sunday. Ian Venganai, Founder and executive producer of Meet The CEO franchise, said [...]

Sky’s kids show ‘The Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ coming to MENA in 2022

Sky commissioned a second series of kids show The Brilliant World of Tom Gates from TG Entertainment Limited for MENA region. The kids series will be available in 2022 on E-Vision as well as on MBC Groups streaming platform Shahid.  Commenting on the distribution deal, Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content at Sky UK and [...]

Entel launches new pay TV offer via streaming for mobile customers in Bolivia

Telecommunications company Entel Bolivia has officially announced on August 16th the launch of Entel TV Smart, its new pay TV offering via streaming, available to the company’s mobile customers, both prepaid and postpaid, although, as reported, it will soon be available to clients of other operators in the country. The app is available for download [...]