SPI International secures berth for Dizi on ZAP Angola

Canal+-owned channel provider and streamer SPI International has struck an agreement with ZAP, the digital satellite television provider in Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde, for the launch of Dizi, its Turkish drama channel. The channel will showcase a wide selection of popular Turkish series and dramas, enabling ZAP subscribers to watch content from Dizi in Portuguese subtitles […]

Sonaecom severs link with Dos Santos and takes direct stake in NOS

Portuguese telecoms group Sonaecom has ceased to be an investor in ZOPT, previously a 50:50 joint venture with controversial Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos, and has taken control of a 36.8% stake in Portuguese pay TV and broadband provider NOS as a result. Sonaecom effectively exchanged its stake in ZOPT for 26.075% of the share […]

MultiChoice launches new channels for Mozambique and Angola

Pan-African pay TV operator MultiChoice has launched two new TV channels – Maningue Magic and Kwenda Magic – for audiences in Mozambique and Angola respectively. The new Portuguese-language channels will show dramas, telenovelas, local versions of hit reality shows, comedies, dubbed international content and homegrown music on MultiChoice’s DStv and GOtv platforms from today. Over […]

ZAP partners with Arris for African nDVR and VoD

Sub-Sahara Lusophone African TV service provider ZAP has partnered with Arris to offer network DVR (nDVR) and video on demand (VOD) services. Satellite TV provider ZAP is to use Arris’ APEX3000 chassis-based edge QAM platform to to merge network traffic and increase channel capacity, with system integrator Satcab deploying the solution. “Providing value-added services to […]

Trace Group extends African TVCabo deal

Europe-based channel group, Trace, has extended it partnership with Angola and Mozambique pay-TV operator, TVCabo, launching Trace Sport Stars on the platform for the first time.  TVCabo will also now carry the French Feed of Trace Group music channel Trace Urban for the first time, having renewed its deal to carry the Trace Urban channel. […]

Broadband satellite deal for Intelsat in Angola

Satellite operator Intelsat has struck a multi-year deal with Angolan national oil and gas company Sonangol’s subsidiary MSTelecom to provide broadband services to consumers and corporations operating in the oil and gas and banking sectors within Angola.    Under the agreement, Intelsat will deliver a fully managed broadband service that provides Internet access into and […]

Crime + Investigation launches in Mozambique and Angola

Crime + Investigation (CI) has launched in the Portuguese-speaking African countries of Mozambique and Angola on pay TV platform DStv. The Portuguese language channel is operated by History in Iberia, a joint venture between A+E Networks and ChelloMulticanal, and will feature series and specials from A+E Networks’ crime and justice programme catalogue – including The […]

Thema strikes deals for HD

Channel distributor Thema has struck deals to distribute luxury lifestyle channel HD in Angola, Russia and Portugal. Luxe.TV HD is available on the Zap Premium extended basic tier of Angolan DTH service Zap, on the basic TV offer of Russia’s ER-Telecom and on the digital extended basic offer of Portuguese cable operator Cabovisão. Luxe.TV […]