Canal+ acquires Rwanda’s Zacu Entertainment, plans Kinyarwanda channel

Canal+ has acquired Rwandan production and distribution outfit Zacu Entertainment as part of its ongoing commitment to increase its involvement in the African market, with plans to launch a dedicated drama channel. The pay TV outfit said that the acquisition would enable it to significantly increase its activity in the Rwandan market, tapping into a […]

Kwesé picks up Diddy’s Revolt TV in exclusive deal

Kwesé TV has become the exclusive African home to Revolt TV – the US multi-platform TV network owned by US rapper, producer and businessman Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The Kwesé deal marks Revolt TV’s first international distribution partnership. The channel is available on Kwesé TV channel 605 and will broadcast breaking music news, artist interviews, exclusive […]

Kwesé TV starts African DTH service rollout

Kwesé TV, a new satellite-delivered pay TV service for Africa, has launched in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia, marking the first stage of a phased rollout across the continent. Viewers in these countries can access the service via Kwesé’s satellite and set-top-box, with customers able to access the Econet Media-owned operator’s full ‘slim bouquet’ of around […]

Rwandan telco Tigo launches VoD service

African telco Tigo is launching a new on-demand service targeting its 2.5 million customers in Rwanda. The telco is working with VoD firm Vonetize, which operates a paid-for mobile-focused  streaming service in Africa under the Aflix brand. It is now in 34 African countries and offers series and movies from distributors including several Hollywood studios. […]

GOtv launches in Rwanda

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice’s digital-terrestrial pay TV service GOtv has launched in Rwanda. Rwandans who purchase a GOtv set-top will receive two months’ subscription bundled in. The service faces competition in Rwanda from China’s StarTimes. MultiChoice’s DStv platform is also available in the country. The GOtv service is being launched in partnership with […]

Zenterio and Vestel partner on Africa-targeted DVB-T2 STB

Consumer electronics provider Vestel and Swedish operating system platform maker Zenterio are partnering on a DVB-T2 set-top box that it is launching commercially in Uganda and Rwanda. The move comes ahead of a planned analogue terrestrial switch-off for much of Africa by June 2015, with DVB-T2, a system used to carry HDTV signals on terrestrial […]

African DTT migration facing “multiple challenges”

Digital-terrestrial TV migration in Africa faces multiple challenges, with little sign that deadlines will be met, a panel of experts told AfricaCast attendees yesterday. Convincing governments about the long term economic benefits of DTT migration is one key to driving the process forward, said Aldred Dreyer, CTO, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, which plans to launch that […]

Tele10 Rwanda to launch mobile TV offering

Rwandan media group Tele10 is to launch WatchAfrica, a new mobile TV offering in partnership with Net-M, a German NTT Docomo affiliate, France’s Mobibase and Germany’s Cyberroute. Eugene Nyagahene, CEO, Tele10, told the AfricaCast stream at AfricaCom yesterday that the service would be launched in the next three months and that negotiations were under way […]

Star Africa expands in Rwanda

African pay TV operator Star Africa Media is launching three new channels in Rwanda. The service, which is branded as Star Times, is celebrating its third year of operations in the country and has 35,000 subscribers. It is operated by Chinese digital television company Star Media. The operator is launching three new channels including general […]