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 […]

Channel changes at TopTV

On Digital Media-owned South African pay TV operator TopTV has dropped three of its Top-branded channels from its programming line-up, according to local reports. The pay TV provider pulled Top Crime and Top History and replaced Top Learn with a new service, Mindset TV. On Digital Media received an investment boost earlier this year from […]

MTG extends presence in Africa

Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched its Viasat History and Viasat Nature pay TV channels in Uganda and Tanzania, following the signing of a distribution agreement with China-based digital-terrestrial television operator StarTimes. StarTimes will also include the channels in its pay TV offering in Nigeria. Viasat History and Viasat Nature are each being broadcast 12 […]

KidsCo increases African presence with StarTimes

KidsCo has extended its deal with Beijing-based pay TV StarTimes that will see the children’s channel available in French across Africa from September 1. KidsCo will broadcast original programming such as Boo & Me and first-run exclusives including Turbo Dogs and Beach Crew. It will also air its Video Game Heroes breakfast block featuring Sonic: […]