Ghanaian win for Digital TV Labs

Ghana’s National Communications Authority has appointed the UK’s Digital TV Labs as an accredited test centre for DTT receiver conformance in Ghana, supporting the country’s digital switchover. Digital TV Labs is providing conformance testing services for receiver manufacturers at its ISO IEC 17025 certified facilities. By passing specified tests, products will conform to the country’s […]

MTG launches new channel in Africa

Modern Times Group has launched a free-to-air channel in Tanzania. The TV1 channel has launched on the East African country’s digital terrestrial network, which reaches almost 15 million people. The general entertainment net will be programmed with a mix of local and international content for 15-to-49s and will, MTG said, be “slightly female-skewed”. MTG rolled […]

Azam Media to launch new pay TV service for Africa

AzamTV, a new pay TV service for East Africa, is to launch on the Eutelsat 7A satellite, offering 55 African and international channels for the equivalent of US$8 (€6) a month. Azam Media, owned by Tanzanian conglomerate Bakhresa Group, has signed a contract for 108MHz of capacity on the satellite to launch the service, which […]

ArirangTV extends reach in Russia and Tanzania

Korean international channel ArirangTV is extending its reach in Russia and launching in Tanzania.  In Russia, ArirangTV will be available on the pay TV platforms of Rostelecom, MTS and ER-Telecom from July. The channel has held a broadcasting licence in Russia since 2011, having began subtitling its service in Russian in 2008. This year the […]

MTG to launch FTA channel in Tanzania

Modern Times Group (MTG) is to launch a national terrestrial free-to-air channel in Tanzania later this year or in early 2014. The channel, to be called Viasat1, will feature a broad range of family entertainment, including a mix of locally produced and international formats including national news, talk and music shows; African movies and drama […]

BTL launches DTT in Tanzania with Nagra CA

Nagra is providing conditional access technology for Tanzanian digital-terrestrial TV broadcaster Basic Transmissions Limited (BTL). Nagra is providing its MediaAccess smartcards to BTL for its free-to-air service. BTL is providing Tanzanian viewers with free access to DTT channels using a digital receiver equipped with a Nagra smartcard. BTL’s network broadcasts in MPEG-4 using DVB-T2 modulation, […]

France 24 extends presence in Tanzania

News channel France 24 is now available on digital-terrestrial TV in Tanzania following a distribution deal with local operator Sahara Media. The English version of the French international news channel is available as part of Sahara Media’s Continental offering, comprising seven national and four international TV channels. The service is currently available to households subscribing […]

Tanzanian minister hails switchover success

Tanzania has successfully completed digital switchover, beating the ITU’s 2015 deadline by over two years, the country’s communication minister has said, according to local reports. Minister of communication, science and technology Makame Mbarawa announced the completion on the occasion of a visit to Dar-es-Salaam by a delegation from Zambia headed by information and broadcasting services […]

Tanzania’s StarTimes launches new bouquet

Tanzanian pay TV operator StarTimes has launched a new channel bouquet. The Kili Bouquet contains 52 channels including Fox Entertainment and several channels from News Corp-backed Asian pay TV operator Star.

Zuku pay TV to launch in Tanzania

African pay TV broadcaster Zuku has launched its service in Tanzania. The Wananchi Group-owned company has launched a package of 80 channels including local free-to-air channels TBC and ITV. It will increase pay TV competition in the country rivaling services from DStv, StarTimes and Easy TV. Wananchi Group chairman Ali Mufuruki said they were targeting […]