Free-To-Air TV

Aug 26, 2019  |  Econet Shuts Down In 13 Countries Across Africa

Econet Media Limited is selling its shares in the satellite broadcast business in at least 13 African countries after going through insolvency, having reportedly accumulated millions of dollars in liabilities. The media group, which primarily traded under the brands Econet ...


Jun 06, 2019  |  Openview Free-To-Air Digital Platform Reports Strong Annual Growth

eMedia Holdings, the owner of eNCA, e.tv and Openview, last week reported results for the year that ended in March 2019 showing slight growth in revenue from continuing operations of $161 million, from $154 million before. The group reported a ...


May 31, 2019  |  Ghana’s Broadcasters Reportedly Stand Against Implementation Of DTT Policy To Save Free-to-Air TV

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has reportedly taken a stand against the Ministry of Communication’s policy to block free-to-air (FTA) TV content in the country. According to the association, if approved, the policy would wipe out FTA public service ...


Mar 19, 2019  |  Kwese Free TV Receives Terrestrial Licence To Broadcast In South Africa

Kwese Free TV has become the first free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster since e.tv to receive a licence in South Africa. The broadcaster, which is 20% owned by the Econet Group, will offer five free channels to South African viewers, including an ...


Audiences In Egypt And North Africa Binge On Free-To-Air TV

There are more than 500 free-to-air channels available through NileSAT to North Africa and the Middle East. This is by far the highest number all around the globe of free TV on one satellite. The Egyptian Satellite Company was started ...

Kwesé TV Brings 2018 FIFA World Cup For Free To Malawi

The leading pay-Tv company, Kwese has announced that viewers in Malawi, a South Eastern African country now have the opportunity to watch the FIFA 2018 World cup games just by purchasing a Kwese decoder. Country Manager, Kwese Television, Wonder Msiska, ...

FRANCE24 TV Now Available To Kenyan Audience

TV audiences in Kenya will now have access to additional quality reportage of round-the-clock News, Current affairs, Documentaries, Business and other content courtesy of France 24. France 24, the Paris-based international news and current affairs television network have signed an ...

Yanga! A New Afro-Centric TV Channel Launches Free-To-Air On UK’s Freesat

Yanga! is the newly launched lifestyle entertainment channel targeted at the African diaspora audiences, and is now available as a free-to-air Channel on UK’s Freesat. Yanga! Is a Nigerian English Pidgin word interpreted 'Pride' or 'Flamboyance'. The word is also ...

StartTimes To Add Hausa Language TV Station "Arewa 24" To Its Platform

Startimes Nigeria has announced it will be adding Hausa-Language TV channel "AREWA 24" to its line-up with a free-of-charge offer to its existing subscribers. The new addition will be on Channel 138 of its DTT platform in Nigeria. Sources from ...

South Africa: e.tv Presents Five Channels. One Colour. Unlimited Entertainment

Mr Marlon Davids, the managing director of e.tv, has announced the launch of a new branding campaign that will help market the organisation products and services in preparation for the South African summer season. The new campaign with the message ...

Generating Quality Content Is A Big Issue, Says Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

Mr Waithaka Waihenya, the Managing Director of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has acknowledged that the ability to generate and access quality original local content is one of the biggest challenges faced by his organisation. Kenya's regulatory authorities require broadcasters to ...

Scrap TV Licenses Altogether In South Africa, Says Consumer Union

In South Africa, the South African National Consumer Union (SANCU) has objected to the proposed extension of TV licence fees to people's PCs, smartphones and tablets. According to reports by the website My Broadband, SANCU is also asking the authorities ...

South Africa: Content Creators Want SABC 90 Percent Local Content Policy Continued

South Africa Creative Workers Union (Cwusa) is pleading with South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)'s interim board to consider carefully, and engage extensively, with all stakeholders before it takes the decision to axe the 90% local content policy. Cwusa is the ...

Senegal's Religious Channel - Touba TV - Broadcasts X-Rated Movie, Inadvertently!

The National Audiovisual Regulatory Council of Senegal is demanding a full and detailed explanation from Touba TV, a religious TV channel in the country, as to why it broadcasted what has been described as a highly explicit (x-rated) movie, right ...