MultiChoice expands Sub-Sahara Africa DTT with Intelsat deal

African DTT operator MultiChoice is expanding the reach of its TV offering in Sub-Saharan Africa after signing a deal with satellite services provider Intelsat.  MultiChoice will expand its C-band capacity on Intelsat 904 at 60º East in order to distribute content to its terrestrial towers for DTT services. The deal will allow it to expand […]

Operators are missing video opportunity, says StClair

Mobile operators in Africa have an audience that wants to consume video but currently does not deliver the connectivity necessary to support it, according to Brett StClair, head of new products, sub-Saharan Africa at Google South Africa.  Speaking on the AfricaCast stream at the AfricaCom conference, StClair said that a business model for mobile video, […]

Africabox goes OTT

Sub-Saharan channel operator Africabox has partnered with TDF Media Services to take its two pay channels online.  Music channel Africabox TV and movie and fiction channel Africabox Séries will be available on an OTT basis from this week on tablets, smartphones, PC and Mac for €3.99 per-month. TDF business development manager Michael Da-Silva said: “Our comprehensive offer, […]

African countries agree switchover, allocation of 700MHz to mobile

Forty-seven sub-Saharan African countries have agreed on frequency coordination for digital switchover in 2015. According to the ITU, the consolidation of national plans to implement switchover is in line with deadlines set in 2006 by the Regional Radiocommunication Conference for UHF switchover by June 2015, with VHF networks in 33 countries set to close down […]