Date set for Multichoice Nigeria hearing

Digital satellite TV service Multichoice Nigeria has been requested by the Federal High Court in Lagos to file an undertaking to pay damages to the collection society Musical Copyright Society Nigeria (MCSN) if it is found that the broadcaster used MCSN member works in its broadcasts without the correct license. A hearing has been set […]

DStv SuperSports TV app on Samsung TVs

South African pay TV broadcasters DStv has launched a SuperSports TV app on Samsung’s Smart TVs. The app resizes internet content for Samusng flatscreen TVs, enabling the delivery of live sports updates including pictures and news ticker. The SuperSport application is available on all Samsung Smart TVs through the Smart Hub as a downloadable application, […]

SuperSport names new CEO

MultiChoice-backed South African sports channel SuperSport has named Happy Ntshingila as its new CEO. Ntshingila will take over at the channel in April. He was previously chief marketing and communications officer at Absa. “We welcome Happy to the MultiChoice South Africa group as the new CEO of SuperSport. With his extensive business experience and marketing […]

M-Net and in dispute over DTT set-top plans

A dispute has blown up in South Africa between Naspers-owned pay TV service M-Net and free-to-air commercial channel over the future of digital-terrestrial TV, according to local reports. e.TV chief operating officer Bronwyn Keene-Young earlier this week accused M-Net, a sister service to MultiChoice’s DStv bouquet, of trying to weaken the digital-terrestrial platform by […]

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 […]

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 […]

MultiChoice DTT service launches in Zambia and Uganda

African digital-terrestrial pay TV service provider GOtv has launched in Lusaka, Zambia and Kampala and Entebbe in Uganda. MultiChoice-owned GOtv is offering a range of pay and free-to-air channels covering news, kids, documentaries, series, sports and movies using the DVB-T2 technology system, which allows for about 20 standard channels per frequency. Services are delivered via […]

Nick to reach three million African homes

Kids channel Nickelodeon has expanded its footprint in Africa with a launch on Multichoice’s DStv pay TV platform. The deal brings Nickelodeon to an additional 36 countries in central, east and west Africa. The channel will be available in the DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets. Nickelodeon debuted in southern Africa in […]

DStv launches low-cost mobile TV for Kenya

South Africa-based pay TV operator DStv has launched a low-cost mobile TV offering for Kenya. Subscribers will able to access the service via laptops, iPads and PCs via a dedicated decoder, the Drifta, for KES440 (€3.23) a month, according to local reports. DStv faces competition in the Kenyan market from low-cost service provider Wananchi.

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