Category Archives: Pay TV

StarTimes to establish its presence in Guinea

China has signed an agreement with the West African nation of Guinea to bring satellite-TV services to more than 300 villages. The agreement is part of Chinas plan to provide such services to 10,000 villages in 25 African countries by the end of 2018. StarTimes Vice President Guo Ziqi said that the company will provide [...]

DStv Now added to multiple bouquets for SA’s viewers

DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers in SA can now have access to DStv Now. MultiChoice announced that this makes DStv Now available to all major DStv package holders. DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers will also be able to access Catch Up via DStv Now, said MultiChoice. Previously, streaming Live TV and accessing Catch [...]

Kwesé TV partners with Orange Liberia for Weah online inauguration

Mondays inauguration of the new President of Liberia, H.E. George Weah, was viewed on live stream even without Internet Data tanks by thousands of Liberians. Liberians enjoyed it for free thanks to an innovative partnership between Orange Liberia and Kwesé TV. Kwesé TV the African owned media company providing Pay TV, Free-to-Air TV and digital [...]

Argentina’s Supercanal receives funding to expand fiber network

Pay TV and Internet operator Supercanal-Arlink (Grupo América) received AR$ 800 million (USD 40 million) in funding from a U.S. investment firm to accelerate the digitization and expansion of fiber optics. IProfesional news site reported that the company would be sold soon. With this investment, Supercanal said that it will expand its “digital television, telephone [...]

Comcast launches Winter Olympics viewing experience

Comcast, the U.S. largest cable operator, unveiled a new Olympics viewing experience that will be available to Xfinity TV customers on the TV and across platforms for the Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018. The X1 experience will feature new voice controls, 50 new Olympics virtual channels, daily summaries with up-to-date information and medal counts, as well [...]

SuperSport extends deal with Tennis Australia

South African TV channel, SuperSport to show Australian tennis tournaments until 2021. The Multichoice-owned broadcaster will continue to cover the Australian Open, including the Grand Slams qualifying rounds, in 54 countries across Africa, including South Africa. In addition, SuperSport will broadcast the Laver Cup international mens team tennis tournament for the first time. The renewed [...]

Kwese TV licence in Zimbabwe sparks unrest

Econet Media has reportedly activated its “contractual termination clause” with Dr Dish, the licence holder on the back of whom they were running their Kwese TV services in Zimbabwe. The company is owned by Zimbabwe’s first official billionaire Strive Masiyiwa. The fear is that as government pulled the plug on DSTV’s GoTV attempt and left [...]

MTN licence to expire in Uganda

Ugandas largest telecom company, MTN Uganda has to put up with a fight to secure the renewal of its licence which expires this year. With 55 percent of telecom market share or about 11.2 million subscribers accumulated over 20 years of operation, stakes are high. Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), announced that the telecom had applied [...]

Tivo survey reveals consumer video trends

A new TiVo survey – which includes users from Latin America – revealed that the average global viewer spends 4.4 hours each day watching video. Coupled with the global average of 28 minutes spent each day searching for content to watch, that is nearly five hours per day of video engagement, which amounts to 20 [...]