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 […]

Ericsson strikes raft of content deals for Nuvu SVOD platform

Ericsson has acquired over 2,500 hours of content through a raft of deals for the Nuvu subscription video-on-demand service it launched earlier year. Ericsson has acquired content from a range of international distributors including Viacom – with content from BET and Nickelodeon – MGM, CBS, Al Jazeera, DHX Media and Mattel. Titles acquired include Hawaii […]

SES extends installer training programme to Senegal

Satellite operator SES has teamed up with a local partner in Senegal, Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (ESMT), to launch a satellite installer training course in the West African country. The SES Elevate satellite installer training course comes via a wider agreement between SES and ESMT to collaborate in a number of areas that was […]

SES teams up with CCNL to train installers for Nigerian switchover

Satellite operator SES has teamed up with Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd (CCNL) to train satellite installers as part of the country’s digital switchover process. The Elevate training process will run for four days and will see over 50 installers being trained with hands-on knowledge of installing a satellite dish. CCNL has been licensed by the […]

3Vision to acquire for African pay TV service

London-based international content consultancy 3Vision will oversee acquisitions and channel management for a Nigeria-based premium pay TV service. Suburban Fiber Company has contracted 3Vision to lead to movie deal negotiations with US studios and arrange carriage deaks with major entertainment brands. Suburban Fiber Company’s premium HD pay TV brand is called Legend TV, while a […]

Inview taps Nagra for Nigerian switchover project

UK technology company Inview’s Nigerian subsidiary, Invew Nigeria, has tapped Kudelski Group’s Nagra to supply cardless content security for the Nigerian digital switchover project for which it is the lead supplier. Inview, in addition to being contracted to supply technical and operational advice to the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission, is providing set-top software and integrated […]

SES claims 2.81m TV home reach in Nigeria

Satellite provider SES claims that is now reaches 2.81 million of a total 33.9 million TV homes in Nigeria. According to its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, SES reaches 1.69 million TV homes directly via SES satellites and a further 1.12 million cable TV homes that are fed indirectly by the SES […]

SES to provide capacity for Nigeria’s CCNL ahead of DSO

Satellite operator SES has signed a deal with Nigerian content aggregator and platform provider Cable Channels Nigeria (CCNL) to provide capacity at the 28.2° East orbital slot to distribute digital-terrestrial TV and DTH services. CCNL, a company licensed by the Nigeria National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), is the certified content aggregator and platform owner for the […]

Netflix launches in 130 new countries

Netflix has launched in 130 new countries including India, Nigeria, Singapore and Turkey, company CEO Reed Hastings announced at CES. In a keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Hastings said: “I am delighted to announce that while we have been here on stage at CES, we switched Netflix on in Azerbaijan, […]

African Movie Channel launches on Consat

African Movie Channel has launched its two channels – African Movie Channel (AMC) and African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) – on Continental Satellite Limited’s Consat TV platform in Nigeria. The channels are available as part of Consat’s Classic and Style bouquet, with AMC taking slot 307 on the EPG and AMC Series on channel […]