December

Dec 30, 2016   Delivering Broadcast And Media Content In Africa - Role Of Satellite Technology

The role of satellite in broadcast delivery and media content in Africa is huge. Digitisation of TV broadcast has greatly influenced how the use of satellite has changed over the years. The broadband and interactive potential of satellite services, as ...

Dec 29, 2016   THE BROADCASTING ORGANISATIONS OF NIGERIA

The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) is a broad coalition of public and private broadcasters as the nation’s umbrella Union of: Terrestrial Radio Television (Tv) Direct-To-Home (DTH) Digital Terrestial Television (DTT) Multimedia Distribution System (MMDS). Established in 1973, the Broadcasting ...

Dec 29, 2016   Africa Independent Tv

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Dec 29, 2016   Channels Television

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Dec 29, 2016   Continental Broadcasting Service (Tvc)

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Dec 28, 2016   Hoping To Gain An Edge With Local flavours - Will Showmax Taking On Netflix?

ShowMax, Africa’s biggest entertainment company may be challenging the Netflix, the world’s largest video-on-demand service is in battle for Africa’s favourite VOD service. It's Netflix vs. Showmax in Africa. The battle to be Africa’s favourite video-on-demand service does show an ...

Dec 28, 2016   MTN Rwanda Announces Mobile TV Platform

MTN Rwanda has announced the introduction of a Mobile TV Platform known as MTN TV. Touted as  is touted as a cutting-edge innovation in the digital space, The platform enables streaming and sharing of videos on data-enabled handsets at a ...

Dec 28, 2016   Netflix Surpasses Showmax In South Africa

According to JustWatch, a streaming search engine that lists outlets to watch shows legally as per your country, Netflix now has more titles than Showmax in its South African catalogue. In month end of August 2016, Netflix had 961 titles ...

Dec 28, 2016   Startimes Will Dub Chinese Films To Yoruba - As Nollywood Disapproves!

Chinese films are to be dubbed into Yoruba language and other native languages. This move was announced by the management of StarTimes - the pay-TV company in Nigeria. Stakeholders in the local film industry Nollywood have, however, voiced their disapproval ...

Dec 23, 2016   Inview Unveils ‘Free TV’ - A Digital TV Service In Nigeria

A digital TV service known as ‘Free TV’ has been launched in Nigeria by Inview, the UK-based digital TV software company. Nigeria's Vice President, Mr Yemi Osinbajo was at the launch which took place in the Nigerian capital city Abuja. ...

Dec 23, 2016   Viasat Life To Be Aired Across Africa On StarTimes And Zuku

Viasat Life, a female entertainment channel will be launched in Africa by Viasat World on January 2, 2017. The new lifestyle channel features select débuts of self-improvement-themed programming and reality shows from all over the world. The channel will unveil ...

Dec 23, 2016   Spacecom To Launch Satellite In 2019 With Boeing To Boost TV Capacity In Africa

Space Communications, Israeli satellite operator, announced that it had finalised a satellite procurement agreement with Boeing Satellite Systems. The deal is worth USD 161 million. Anticipated to be launched in 2019, the new satellite, Amos-17, will operate from 17 degrees ...

Dec 22, 2016   TRACEPlus Streaming & Video Download Platform Unveiled By Airtel Nigeria

Africa’s top music media brand, TRACE is set to present a ‘free to browse’ video streaming and download platform - TRACEPlus. Nigeria’s telecommunications giant Airtel is said to be partnering with TRACE on this. Airtel Nigeria subscribers will have access ...

Dec 21, 2016   South African ICT Minister Increases Awareness For Digital Migration

Ms Faith Muthambi, South Africa's Minister of Communications, will be improving the number of visits to provinces in South Africa to raise awareness for her digital migration campaign. Muthambi will be tapping local traditional leaders, who she believes will play ...

Dec 21, 2016   StarTimes In Africa To Carry India's News Channel NDTV 24x7

New Delhi Televisions’ flagship English news channel NDTV 24x7 establishes its presence in Africa. It is now available on Star Times, one of Africa’s top pay TV operator. Rahul Soo, Head – Network Distribution & Affiliate Sales at NDTV says ...

Dec 21, 2016   NBC Says It Is Switching Off Analogue Signal In Abuja Nigeria

The National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria has declared that it is ready to, and will be migrating TV signals from analogue to digital in the nation's capital territory - Abuja on Thursday 22nd of December 2016. Nigeria's Minister of Information ...

Dec 20, 2016   Econet Media In Shopping Mode - Purchased TV Channels In Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda And Maybe In Tanzania

Details emanating from the company suggest that it has finalised its acquisition of Viasat 1, a Ghanaian free-to-air (FTA) terrestrial channel.   Modern Times Group (MTG), the digital entertainment company in Sweden owns Viasat 1. The purchase of Viasat1 and ...

Dec 20, 2016   SES And Canal+ Signed Continuing Pact

CANAL+ Group has signed a continuing agreement SES, the satellite operator. The two parties are set to profit from the long-term and multi-transponder framework pact.   The agreement has conditions for SES satellite company in both France and Africa and ...

Dec 20, 2016   Burundi Migrates From Analog To Digital Television

On 19th December 2016, during his speech at the opening ceremony of Digital TV broadcasting at the Burundi National Television, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza said Burundi is resolute to achieve the international obligations of the 2006 Geneva Agreement which she ...

Dec 19, 2016   Number Of Pay-TV Subscribers In Uganda Grind To A Halt

According to Tanzanian Azam TV, the number of Pay-TV subscribers in Uganda has reduced following the migration to digital more than a year ago. Simon Arineitwe, of Azam TV, suggested that this might be due to the lack of adequate ...

Dec 18, 2016   2016-2017 Programming For Discovery Networks Africa Unveiled

Discovery Networks has unveiled their programming line-up for 2016-2017 with a re-focus on 'content for Africa'. Lee Hobbs, VP of Brand and Content, Discovery Networks CEEMEA,  commented that in 2017, the Network would be focusing on attaining a closer connection ...

Dec 16, 2016   The House of Representative In Nigeria To Investigate GOTv’s License

Under the provision of Digital Terrestrial Television Services in Nigeria, the House of Representatives has instructed the Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to review GOTv’s license status. The pay-per-view structure for digital television broadcasting service providers is ...

Dec 15, 2016   Amazon Prime Video, The Video-on-Demand Service By Amazon, Comes To SA

Amazon Prime Video, the VoD service offering by Amazon has just been launched live around the world in 200 countries, including South Africa. The service is starting at a special opening subscription rate of US$2,99 per month (around R40 per ...

Dec 15, 2016   Radio Regulations Marks 110th Anniversary

ITU Radio Regulations celebrates its 110th anniversary on 12 December 2016. The occasion marked the signing of the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits for ubiquitous wireless communications in 1906. Radio spectrum is a ...

Dec 15, 2016   Cup Of African Nations (CAN) Games To Be Covered Exclusively In MENA By beIN

The Cup of African Nations (CAN) games which kick off on January 14th, 2017 up-on-till February 05, 2017 will be covered in the region exclusively by beIN sports. Sources from the company said it would transmit the matches on three ...

Dec 14, 2016   SABC To Give Priority Coverage For Afcon 2017 In January.

Indications are that SABC will prioritise the broadcast of African Cup of Nations 2017 (Afcon) soccer games over some of its existing schedule. Channels SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3 primetime schedule will take a backseat during this period. Industry watchers are ...

Dec 14, 2016   Ethiopia Is Ready For Massive Shake-up Of Broadcasting Industry

This year alone has seen four private satellite channels introduced to Ethiopia. One such private station is Kana TV which is currently offering light entertainment programmes but has news and current affairs programmes in the pipeline. Also, the Ethiopian Broadcasting ...

Dec 14, 2016   "24: Legacy" Comes To Africa - Via South Africa

The broadcast rights to 24: Legacy, a spin-off from the hugely successful series 24 has been secured by Fox Networks Group. 24: Legacy, co-produced by Fox Television and with Imagine Television covers over 160 territories, and will first debut Africa ...

Dec 14, 2016   West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Signs Exclusive Deal With Fox Sports

Commencing from the Summer of 2017, matches from the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zones A & B competition will be transmitted on Fox Sports, the top sports channel. Fox Sports recently announced the partnership which is an extensive project ...

Dec 11, 2016   Hope Media Presents Hope TV – A Christian Channel In Kenya

Hope TV, a Christian television channel is coming to viewers in Nairobi, Kenya. It is being offered by Hope Media. According to Dr David Oginde, Owner of Hope Media, Hope TV will ensure educative and spiritually uplifting programs are shown ...

Dec 10, 2016   France Television And Net Insight Work To Improve Broadcasting Network In Africa And Other Markets

France Televisions Réseau Outre-Mer, the network of TV and radio stations operating in France’s overseas territories has installed Net Insight’s internet media transport solution, Nimbra VA 220, as a new media contribution and distribution network. The new system runs between ...

Dec 10, 2016   AvidMedia Central And Discovery Networks Collaborate In the Middle East and North Africa

Dubai-based division of Discovery Communications, Discovery Networks MENA, will implement the Avid MediaCentral® Platform to enhance production processes and enable creative alliance. Discovery Networks MENA - which produces about 175 hours of local content each year - currently has a ...

Dec 09, 2016   Kenya's Zuku And UK's Azuri To Offer Solar Powered Pay-As-You-Go TV Services

Azuri Technologies, a provider of "PayGo" solar home systems, and Zuku, a Pay TV provider, are launching the "first" integrated pay-as-you-go satellite TV service that targeting Africa's countryside. The service will target homes outside the power grid thus providing access ...

Dec 09, 2016   Protest Against DStv Subscription Fees In Nigeria

Multichoice, the holding company of DStv and GoTV, has been asked to reduce its monthly subscription in Nigeria. Subscribers are asking for a 15% reduction rate. Customers insist this is the case for other African countries where Multichoice operates. Subscribers ...

Dec 09, 2016   Multichoice Nigeria Finalises Participants List For Big Brother Nigeria

The next edition of Big Brother Naija, a reality TV show from MultiChoice Nigeria has a finalised list of participants with the close of auditions held in Nigerian cities of Abuja, Lagos and Port-Harcourt. The favourite show is promoted by ...

Dec 09, 2016   Winners Announced For Multichoice Uganda DSTV Eutelsat Star Awards 2016

Multichoice Uganda announces the winners of the  2016 DSTV/Eutelsat Star Awards.  Eutelsat and Multichoice Africa collaborated have been working together on the awards that motivate high schools students to develop career interest in science and technology. It also aims to ...

Dec 08, 2016   African Footballer Of The Year Award Ceremony - Live On The BBC

The "African Footballer of the Year Award" announcement will be carried live by the BBC Word News will be broadcasted on Monday 12 December 2016 at 19:30. The live show will commence with a segment displaying profiles of African players, ...

Dec 08, 2016   Top 10 Radio Stations In South Africa - According To SA's Broadcasting Research Council

According to a recent study by the Broadcasting Reserach Council in South Africa (BRC), radio is still the most popular form of media in South Africa. The report indicated that there are just around 38.9 million radio listeners in the ...

Dec 08, 2016   StarTimes Pushing To Provide Affordable Digital TV In Tanzania

An initiative that will help many in Tanzania and East Africa afford access to digital television services is being promoted by StarTimes, the Chinese media organisation. During a speech at the event by the China's State Council Information Office, StarTimes ...

Dec 07, 2016   “Beads and Lip Stick” - New Reality Show On MUVI TV

The show is about sixteen contestants, from two different backgrounds exchanges living settings. One group has girls from far-out areas, and the other group has girls from urban areas. The reality show kicks start in December. "Beads and Lip Stick" ...

Dec 04, 2016   Local Content Distribution Networks (CDN) - Video Streaming With A 1Mbps Line.

The idea that you need to have a fibre line or a 2Mbps line or higher to stream reasonably quality video has been debunked by Discover Digital, a South African video-on-demand services provider. The company is currently setting up a ...

Dec 04, 2016   iWay Africa Brings Jola - A New Ku-Band Managed Satellite Service for Sub-Saharan Africa

iWay Africa' new service aims to provide business clients and household users with reasonably priced internet connectivity in the form of patented, pre-defined packages. The service provides will also provides connectivity access to areas with limited connectivity options via substitute ...

Dec 04, 2016   Vodacom SA To Launch Own Video-On-Demand (VOD) Service

Vodacom South Africa, the country's leading mobile operator, has announced that it is looking to go into the rapidly congesting Africa's VOD service. According to the company's Group CEO Mr Shameel Joosub, the service, which they are calling "Vodacom on ...

Dec 01, 2016   Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari "Goes With VOA"

President Buhari told VOA Hausa correspondent Aliyu Mustapha at the presidential villa in Abuja that he commences his day at 6 am each day by listening to VOA for half an hour. He says he is an enthusiastic listener of ...

Dec 01, 2016   Ericsson Bags Content From Fox Television For Its Nuvu VOD Platform

Ericsson has announced a long-term content deal with 20th Century Fox for its subscription video-on-demand platform - Nuvu. With this deal, Nuvu content catalogue will now include some good Hollywood content title like Planet of the Apes, The Fault in ...

Dec 01, 2016   Econet Media’s Kwese And Canal+ In Sports Broadcast Rights Marriage

Econet Media’s Kwese announces that it has signed broadcasting rights deal with Canal Plus, the French top cable TV channel. Mr Joseph Hundah, President & CEO of Econet Media says his company is delighted to be able to provide basketball ...

Dec 01, 2016   Netflix Offers Download-To-Watch-Later Feature For Users In Africa

Netflix, the global market leader for VOD and Internet TV, has responded to the peculiar challenges faced in by users in Africa by announcing that its subscribers on the continent can now download movies and series for offline viewing. With ...