StarSat


FilmBox channels secure berth on StarSat line-up

SPI/FilmBox’s channels FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD are to launch on the StarSat DTH and OTT platforms in South Africa. The launch will give StarSat Africa subscribers with access to FilmBox Africa the chance to view content including action crime series No Easy Days from Red Rock Entertainment, which will premiere on the channel […]

StarTimes set to launch Zimbabwean service

Chinese-backed pan-African pay TV provider StarTimes is set to launch in Zimbabwe under the StarSat brand, according to local reports. StarTimes country manager Brenda Matshazi told local news service TechZim that the pay TV outfit had secured a DTH licence and was in the process of setting up operations. According to the report, StarSat decoders […]

Da Vinci Learning gains with StarTimes

Educational channel Da Vinci Learnng has launched with African pay TV services StarTimes and StarSat. The deal means that Da Vinci Learning is now available to subscribers of the Special bouquet on StarSat and he basic bouquet on StarTimes. StarSat is the Chinese-owned StarTimes’ high-end DTH brand, offering a bouquet of about 70 channels, while […]

Fox International sets strategic deal with Star Sat

Fox International Channels (FIC) has unveiled a strategic alliance with South African digital subscription TV provider StarSat. This will see FIC’s flagship channel Fox, plus FX, BabyTV and Fuel retained on the recently relaunched StarSat platform, and the addition of three more: Fox Crime, Nat Geo Gold and Fox Movies. Entertainment channel Fox Crime will […]

New documentary channel launches in Africa

Natura, a documentary and nature channel owned by Chello Multicanal, has launched on South Africa’s StarSat, the DTH platform formerly known as TopTV, and will launch across sub-Saharan African in the near future. Natura, which is distributed by 3Vision Distribution in the region, covers ecological issues and the environment, with each programme focusing on a […]

South Africa’s StarSat sets out ambitious relaunch target

South African pay TV operator TopTV is to relaunch as StarSat, backed by China-based StarTimes, and has set itself a target of adding 700,000 customers a year, building on its existing base of 100,000 homes, according to local reports. StarSat will offer about 90 channels to take on pay TV leader MultiChoice’s DStv service. StarTimes […]

TopTV shareholders in legal move to head off rescue plan

Two shareholders of On Digital Media, the parent company of South African pay TV operator TopTV, have moved to head off the company’s rescue plan, involving the acquisition of a minority stake in the service by China’s StarTimes and a change of name of the platform to StarSat, according to local reports. Two minority shareholders […]

TopTV to become StarSat

Low-cost South African pay TV service TopTV will change its name to StarSat, possibly in November, and will rebrand its channels, according to local reports. The change reflects the involvement of China-based StarTimes as a major shareholder in TopTV, which has struggled to gain traction in the South African market, dominated by MultiChoice. According to […]