African streamer Wi-Flix passes one million milestone

Dutch-based African streaming outfit Wi-flix says it has passed the milestone of one million paying customers after signing up 300,000 new subscribers in one year. The video-on-demand provider said it had attracted new sign-ups by adding more content to its library and striking distribution partnerships. The company used the million subs milestone as the hook […]

RCS Ghana chooses Eutelsat for Sub-Saharan DTH offering

Ghanaian satellite TV outfit RCS has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat to provide capacity for the broadcast of its DTH bouquet in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa..  RCS will use Ku-Band band capacity on Eutelsat 7B to broadcast its fast free-to-air DTH bouquet comprising SD and HD channels to the Ghanaian market and over 40 […]

Iflix expands in Africa with Ghana launch

Emerging market SVOD service, Iflix, has expanded its African reach after going live in Ghana last week.  The launch marks Iflix’s third African rollout, following previous releases in Nigeria and Kenya, and is its twenty-second market launch overall. The move comes after Iflix completed a US$133 million (€113 million) funding round led by US media […]

Vodafone Ghana teams up with Showmax

Vodafone Ghana has teamed up with Naspers-owned subscription video-on-demand service Showmax to provide content for its broadband customers. Vodafone is offering new and existing ADSL and fibre broadband customers in the country with unlimited access to Showmax content and 3GB of additional data for 30 days at no extra cost to promote Showmax to its […]

Kwesé picks up Diddy’s Revolt TV in exclusive deal

Kwesé TV has become the exclusive African home to Revolt TV – the US multi-platform TV network owned by US rapper, producer and businessman Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The Kwesé deal marks Revolt TV’s first international distribution partnership. The channel is available on Kwesé TV channel 605 and will broadcast breaking music news, artist interviews, exclusive […]

Kwesé TV starts African DTH service rollout

Kwesé TV, a new satellite-delivered pay TV service for Africa, has launched in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia, marking the first stage of a phased rollout across the continent. Viewers in these countries can access the service via Kwesé’s satellite and set-top-box, with customers able to access the Econet Media-owned operator’s full ‘slim bouquet’ of around […]

Ghana’s Mega-Choice signs 10-year DTH deal with Eutelsat

Ghana’s Mega-Choice Digital Network has signed a 10-year contract with Eutelsat for distribution of its new direct-to-home (DTH) TV service. Mega-Choice, an associate company of Ghana’s first private television network Crystal TV, has taken capacity on the Eutelsat 16A satellite. It will initially offer its TV service to viewers in Ghana, but plans to extend […]

MTG offloads loss-making African TV operations

Sweden-based media group MTG has completed the sale of its loss-making free TV channels and production business in Ghana and Nigeria, with a further deal in Tanzania expected to close soon. Econet Media – the regional telco, pay TV operator and owner of the Kwesé Sports service – is buying the African operations for an undisclosed […]

StarTimes acquires Ghanaian football rights

Chinese-owned pan-African pay TV outfit StarTimes has acquired the rights to top-tier Ghanaian football for the next 10 years as part of its drive to build its presence in the region. The company has struck a deal with the Ghanaian football association for the rights to air Ghana Premier League football, the MTN FA Cup, […]

StarTimes launches pay TV service in Ghana

Chinese pay TV operator StarTimes has launched a service in Ghana, offering a range of packages with up to 440 channels including both local and international services. StarTimes is offering three packages in Ghana – Super for GHS60 (€13.50), with over 90 channels, Smart, for GHS30, offering 60 channelos, and Nova for GHS15, which provides […]