Uganda


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 […]

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 […]

Uganda regulator in move on access to free channels

Uganda’s communications regulator is to oblige pay TV operators to distribute local TV channels without levying a monthly subscription charge, according to local reports. The Uganda Communications Commission (UGC) plans to change the terms of pay TV operators licences to oblige them to make free-to-air services available to subscribers without a monthly charge after users’ […]

Zenterio and Vestel partner on Africa-targeted DVB-T2 STB

Consumer electronics provider Vestel and Swedish operating system platform maker Zenterio are partnering on a DVB-T2 set-top box that it is launching commercially in Uganda and Rwanda. The move comes ahead of a planned analogue terrestrial switch-off for much of Africa by June 2015, with DVB-T2, a system used to carry HDTV signals on terrestrial […]

Uganda Commission chooses Volicon

Monitoring systems provider Volicon has been chosen by the Uganda Communications Commission to provide its Observer digital video monitoring and logging system to monitor 40 radio and 10 TV stations in Kampala. The Volicon systems were delivered and installed by systems integrator Visual Engineering Services. The Volicon Observer system captures, streams, and stores 90 days […]

MultiChoice DTT service launches in Zambia and Uganda

African digital-terrestrial pay TV service provider GOtv has launched in Lusaka, Zambia and Kampala and Entebbe in Uganda. MultiChoice-owned GOtv is offering a range of pay and free-to-air channels covering news, kids, documentaries, series, sports and movies using the DVB-T2 technology system, which allows for about 20 standard channels per frequency. Services are delivered via […]

Uganda’s Vision TV launches English-language network

Vision TV is launching an English-language channel in Uganda. The company, which currently operates free-to-air commercial networks TV West and Bukedde TV as well as five radio stations, is launching general entertainment channel Urban TV in November.