Euronews expands in East Africa with Zuku debut

African pay TV platform Zuku has added the English version of news channel Euronews to its line-up. Zuku DTH is currently available in Kenya, where it has 10,000 subscribers. It will launch in Uganda later this month and in Tanzania in November, where Zuku operator Wanachi is predicting 50,000 subscribers by the end of 2011. […]

Discovery launches more channels on DStv

Discovery Networks CEEMEA is to launch two new channels on the South Africa-based pay TV platform DStv. From October 14 Discovery ID (Investigation Discovery) and female-focused TLC will be available to DStv Premium and DStv Compact subscribers in South Africa and across the African continent. The launch of the channels takes Discovery Networks’ portfolio on […]

Studio Universal launches in 47 African countries

Universal Networks has signed a carriage deal with African pay TV operator MultiChoice that will see its Studio Universal movie channel reach 47 countries across the continent. Studio Universal will be available on MultiChoice’s DStv platform in the Premium and Compact bouquets. The channel airs blockbuster and comedy movies and offers a range of themed […]

GlobeCast expands African reach with SES

Broadcast services provider GlobeCast has contracted a transponder on SES’s SES-4 satellite as well as an additional transponder on ASTRA-4A to launch two new satellite broadcast platforms serving the sub-Saharan African region.  Including this new capacity, GlobeCast is now using three SES transponders for direct to home services in the African market. ASTRA-4A provides extensive […]

Africa7 launches FTA

Africa7, a new free-to-air channel, is launching in Senegal in September and will also roll out via satellite across Africa and Europe. The channel, which is operated by Senegal’s Citizen Media Group, will air educational, cultural and sports programming in English and French. “The broadcast licence, awarded in August 2010, represents a wonderful opportunity to […]

Pace supplying DVB-T2 boxes for MultiChoice GOtv

UK set-top provider Pace is supplying boxes to MultiChoice Africa to support the launch of GOtv, MultiChoice’s new digital-terrestrial pay TV service for sub-Saharan Africa. The GOtv service is being delivered to customers via Pace’s next generation set-top boxes, capable of receiving DVB-T2 standard transmissions. Pace set-top boxes have so far supported the launch of […]

Star Africa expands in Rwanda

African pay TV operator Star Africa Media is launching three new channels in Rwanda. The service, which is branded as Star Times, is celebrating its third year of operations in the country and has 35,000 subscribers. It is operated by Chinese digital television company Star Media. The operator is launching three new channels including general […]

Zuku to add Star channels

African pay TV platform Zuku has struck a deal with Indian broadcaster Star that will see four channels launch on its service. The company, which offers cable and DTH platforms across Eastern Africa and is owned by media firm Wananchi Group, will launch Star Plus, Gold, News and One. The channels will initially launch in […]

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