Nigeria


Showmax adds live sport to streaming offering

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice’s streaming service Showmax has begun to offer live sports as part of its programming line-up, including English Premier League football. The new Showmax Pro offering is available in Kenya and Nigeria, taking sports coverage from sister MultiChoice’s sports broadcasting unit SuperSport. The latter is offered as part of MultiChoice’s […]

Canal+ heads for Nollywood with iROKO channels and production acquisition

Canal+ Group has acquired the production, content distribution and channel assets of iROKO Partners, reinforcing a move into the market for Nigeria’s Nollywood and English-language content for the African market. The acquisition deal gives Canal+ control of ROK Studios, a Bollywood production outfit that creates over 500 hours of new films and series a year, […]

New shopping channel for Nigeria

Shopex TV, and new teleshopping service for Nigeria, is to launch on December 1. The channel, operated by local outfit Response Architects and founded by Nigerian entrepreneur Isi Abebe with investment form London-based Expert Media Partners, will market a range of  lifestyle, fitness and kitchen products from multiple retailers using TV as is main sales […]

Eutelsat claims top spot in key West African markets

Eutelsat has claimed the status of satellite market leader in the west African markets of Nigeria, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire after a Nielsen study of TV reception in these markets showed the operator had a leading share of the DTH installed base in Cóte d’Ivoire, a majority share of the DTH base in Cameroon and […]

France 24 extends reach in Nigeria

French international news channel France 24 has extended its reach in Nigeria to five million households as a result of a new carriage deal. The 24-hour news channel has signed a new agreement with TVC Communications for the broadcasting of its English-language channel on the DTH bouquet PlayTV. France 24 said that the latest agreement […]

New OTT TV service for Nigeria to launch next year

Nigerian technology outfit Envivo Communications is to launch a new OTT TV streaming video service, nVIVO TV and has tapped Cisco to provide technology for the service. nVIVO TV will provide a mix of Nollywood and international content and will target the growing base of mobile phones, tablets and PCs in Africa. The company will […]

Kwesé TV launches in Nigeria

Econet Media-owned African pay TV service, Kwesé TV, has officially launched in Nigeria. Kwesé held a press launch in Lagos last week to announce the service and unveiled a number of pricing options for customers. “Choose whatever payment plan suits you from our three, seven or 30 days flexible payment plan with access to over […]

iROKO launches new African music channel

Nollywood-focused African media group iROKO has launched iROKO Music on the Les Bouquets Canal+ platform. The channel is iROKO’s fifth TV service, and its launch builds on the partnership struck between the Nigeria-based outfit and Canal+ Intenrational last year. The pair are working together to deliver additional services in the Francophone African market. iROKO has […]

Nigeria switchover strategy could be duplicated across Africa, says Inview

Nigeria could set the template for a raft of other African digital switchover projects, with conditional access-enabled boxes unlocking multiple ways to pay for DSO projects that are challenging countries’ ability to finance them, according to Nick Markham, chairman of Inview Technology, the UK technology company entrusted with the project. Markham, formerly strategy director at […]

GatesAir supplying transmitters for Nigerian switchover

TV transmission technology provider GatesAir is providing transmitters for Nigeria’s ongoing digital switchover project, the second phase of which kicked off with digital transmissions going live in the capital Abuja on December 22. GatesAir and Nigerian partner Pinnacle Communications completed the build-out and launch of the DVB-T2 transmission system serving the Federal Capital Territory covering […]

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