WarnerMedia channels join AzamTV

Tanzania-based pay TV operator AzamTV has added WarnerMedia channels CNN International, Cartoon Network and Boomerang to its channel line-up in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi. WarnerMedia has an existing relationship with AzamTV in East Africa, already distributing Boing and Toonami across eight of the continent’s English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa countries through its bouquet offering. WarnerMedia’s kids’ […]

AzamTV lining up for Zimbabwe launch

Pay TV service AzamTV is to expand beyond its East African home territory with a launch in Zimbabwe, according to local press reports. Azam Media parent Bakhresa Group’s general manager was cited as saying the had been in discussion with the Zimbabwean officials and the local regulator to secure relevant permissions for the project. AzamTV […]

Turner and AzamTV take Boing into East Africa

Turner has expanded children’s channel Boing into new markets in East Africa after agreeing a deal with satellite TV provider AzamTV. Turner-owned Boing Africa is now available for the first time in Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania via Azam’s basic TV package. “This new deal is totally aligned with Boing Africa’s mission to provide quality […]

African Movie Channel launches Series on Azam TV

Pay TV broadcaster African Movie Channel has launched its AMC Series channel on Tanzania-based pay TV operator Azam TV’s platform. The move means that Azam TV subscribers will be able to watch Nollywood and other premium African TV series spanning drama, comedy, reality and lifestyle genres. The addition of AMC Series complements the 24-hour African […]

Filmbox International secures Tanzanian deal

Channel provider SPI International/Filmbox International has secured a deal to launch eight FilmBox branded channels on Continental Digital media Content (CDMC), the DTH and DTT TV service operated by Mwanza, Tanzania-based Sahara Media Group. In addition to SPI International’s FilmBox movie channels, CDMC subscribers will have access to combat sports channel FightBox HD extreme sports […]

FilmBox expands in African with OVYtv

SPI International/Filmbox has agreed with African operator OVY Network to extend their channel distribution agreement, extending its reach in a number of sub-Saharan African countries. The deal will see eight channels from the SPI International/FilmBox portfolio initially set for Botswana be made available through OVYtv in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, […]

Tanzania’s Azam Media taps Kudelski unit for CI+ CAMs

African DTH provider Azam Media has teamed up with Kudelski-owned conditional access module supplier SmarDTV to deploy CI+ CAMs for its AzamTV service, currently in Tanzania, with other East African countries to follow. Azam Media has targeted the 76% of Tanzanians that do not have access to digital-terrestrial TV following the country’s switchover. Following its […]

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 […]

Your Family Entertainment launches English-language channel for Africa

German broadcaster Your Family Entertainment has teamed up with East African broadcaster and pay TV operator AzamTV to launch a new English-language pan-regional feed of its Yourfamily channel for sub-Saharan Africa. The move marks Your Family Entertainment’s first step in to English-language broadcasting. The company says that an Arabic-language version of its channel will follow […]

Box Television secures new deals in Hungary, Tanzania

UK-based Box Television has expanded the presence of its channels in central and eastern Europe and Africa with new deals in Hungary and Tanzania. Box Television, whose channels are distributed by 3Vision Distribution, has secured carriage for pop music channel Smash Hits with Hungary’s Magyar Telekom in what it said was the first of a […]