Nigeria’s NBC taps Paywizard for digital switchover

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and broadcast and OTT technology company, Inview, have selected Paywizard to support the country’s digital TV switchover project. Paywizard will manage customer data, subscriptions and billing for the switchover – including voucher code and scratchcard transactions – using its AgileXtra subscriber management platform. The platform will be integrated with Inview’s […]

Ericsson study reveals frustrated appetite for streaming video in Nigeria

Ericsson has unveiled research from its ConsumerLab project covering Nigeria that showed that over half of consumers in the country wanted to watch TV and video content on-demand rather than follow a strict schedule, but that only 27% currently stream videos regularly thanks to inflexible data plans and slow download speeds. According to the study, […]

MTN acquires pay TV licence as Nigeria outlines new DSO steps

South African telco MTN has acquired a licence to provide digital-terrestrial pay TV services in Nigeria. MTN has paid NGN34 billion (€149 million) to the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission for the licence, which will enable the operator to provide pay TV services over the country’s digital-terrestrial network. The move follows the failure of Nigeria to […]

FilmBox expands in African with OVYtv

SPI International/Filmbox has agreed with African operator OVY Network to extend their channel distribution agreement, extending its reach in a number of sub-Saharan African countries. The deal will see eight channels from the SPI International/FilmBox portfolio initially set for Botswana be made available through OVYtv in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, […]

Consat agrees CAM deal with SmarDTV

Nigerian pay TV platform Continental Satellite Limited (Consat) has signed a conditional access modules (CAM) deal with Kudelski Group-owned company, SmarDTV. The DTH satellite operator’s pay TV service will soon be available via any integrated digital televisions (iDTVs) that incorporate a CI+ interface, having already launched using Nagra’s anyCAST content protection system. Consat CEO, Mayokun Okunola, […]

Nigeria’s Consat adds YFE’s Fix & Foxi channel

Nigerian pay TV platform Continental Satellite Limited (Consat) has added German broadcaster Your Family Entertainment’s kids channel Fix & Foxi to its programming lineup.   The channel joined the Consat channel bouquet at the beginning of the month in what YFE said marked “the next step in the internationalisation” of pay TV network Fix & Foxi. […]

iROKO chooses STN for playout

African TV platform iROKO has chosen Slovenia-based STN to provide playout and distribution services for its Nollywood entertainment channels via Eutelsat’s 5WA satellite with wide beam coverage over Africa. The iROKO Play and iROKO Plus channels will be delivered to viewers ofver digital-terrestrial TV across Africa. STN is providing redundant playout services, with graphics and […]

Nigeria selects Inview for digital switchover

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has selected Inview Technology to provide the country’s national digital TV system, as it prepares to switch from analogue to digital.  The agreement comprises set-top box software and integrated broadcast services for Nigeria’s Freeview and Freesat digital terrestrial and satellite networks. NBC’s services will include interactive advertising, push video-on-demand, an […]

Nigeria’s Consat adds Fashion One channel to line-up

Nigerian pay TV platform Continental Satellite Limited (Consat) has added Fashion One’s international channel F.O. to its line-up.  F.O. is available as part of Consat’s pay-TV style bouquet package on channel 235. The female-focused network covers fashion, entertainment, lifestyle news and events. “With Africa being one of the rising destinations for lifestyle, fashion and travel, […]

Eutelsat chief warns of dire consequences of C-band reallocation

Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen has warned African states that they face serious consequences if C-band spectrum is reallocated to mobile operators. De Rosen, speaking at an African Telecommunication Union (ATU) event in Nigeria in preparation for November’s World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva, said that the C-band is widely used to provide vital services, including […]