SPI International channels launch on Nigeria’s Consat TV

Channel provider SPI International has launched seven channels on the Consat TV pay TV platform in Nigeria. SPI International’s channels FilmBox, FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox, DocuBox, FashionBox, Fast&FunBox and 360 TuneBox, broadcast across the region from Eutelsat’s 16° East orbital slot, are now available to Consat TV subscribers in Nigeria and other countries in West African […]

New TV audience measurement service goes live in Africa

Mobile survey firm GeoPoll has launched its new Audience Measurement Service in Africa, offering what it says will be first ever daily TV ratings in several markets on the African continent.  The Audience Measurement Service has launched in five countries – Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – and is due to continue to expand […]

Eurochannel launches on Montage TV in Nigeria

Entertainment network Eurochannel has launched in Nigeria via new pay TV provider Montage TV. The channel is available at slot number 206 on the EPG and is dedicated to European movies, series and music. “We are very proud that Montage TV chose us to be part of this new adventure. Thanks to them Eurochannel is […]

African VoD service iROKOtv raises US$8 million

Africa-based video-on-demand service iROKOtv has raised US$8 million (€6 million) in funding, as it looks to transition the company’s audience from “a primarily diaspora base to an African base.” The self-styled ‘Netflix of Africa’ said that the latest cash injection takes its total funding to date to US$21 million and would also be used to […]

TVC News launches on Sky in UK

Nigeria-based pan-African news channel TVC News has launched on BSkyB’s platform in the UK. TVC News is produced by Lagos-based Continental Broadcasting Services. As well as a linear channel providing a mix of news, current affairs and other programming from across Africa and beyond, TVC News will also be available via a mobile app. The […]

Daarsat broadcasting on Amos-5

A new satellite platform for Nigeria, Daarsat, is broadcasting on Spacecom’s Amos satellite platform at 17° East. Daarsat, owned by local player Daar Communications, is the eighth Nigerian DTH platform to launch on the Amos 5 satellite including Infinity and HiBand. The platform offers five consumer bouquets, with about 30 channels and includes features such […]

SatLink delivers six Nigerian channels to Africa

Teleport and playout operator SatLink Communications has been selected to provide end-to-end broadcast services and content distribution for six Nigerian TV channels to Africa on Spacecom’s Amos-5 satellite. The broadcasters will also use SatLink’s HD Playout Centre.
SatLink will deliver two Christian channels from Hosanna Broadcast Network, along with Voice of God, Champions of Fire TV […]

Nigerian pay TV platform GOtv launches on DTT

GOtv, a new pay TV offering for Nigeria, has launched on the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform. GOtv is using DVB-T2 modulation to deliver two bouquets of channels, GOtv and GOtv Plus, priced at NGN1,000 (€4.80) and NGN1,500 respectively. New customers can receive digital receivers and three months subscription for NGN8,000 for GOtv or NGN9,500 for […]

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 launches mobile TV in Nigeria

African pay TV operator DStv has launched a mobile TV service in Nigeria. The company has launched Walka, which allows subscribers to watch 15 channels via DVB-H. The service will initially be available in 10 cities before being rolled out to the wider country. Existing subscribers must pay NGN17,500 (€83) for a new device but […]

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