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Nigeria to receive Election updates on 10 channels

March 27, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As Nigerians prepare to exercise their right to vote during the upcoming elections, MultiChoice has assured its subscribers that they can stay connected to the election updates through 10 local and international news channels on DStv and GOtv. In a press statement, MultiChoice revealed that election updates will be broadcast through ten local and...

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Tanzania: Africa Online expands VSAT services

March 23, 2015 • Satellite CommsComments (0)

Gondwana International Networks (GIN), parent company to Africa Online, has revealed that it will be expanding its VSAT services in Tanzania as well as launching a managed infrastructure and services solution dubbed “iManage”. Winston Smith,...

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Ghana: Govt. optimistic about meeting digital switchover deadline

March 20, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by myjoyonline, the Ghanaian Government is optimistic that it will meet the digital switchover deadline. The statement comes after a commercial Court in Accra threw out an injunction application seeking to prevent government from going...

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Kenya: GOtv & Startimes deny broadcast infringement

March 19, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by The Star Kenya, Kenyan pay-TV firms GOtv and Startimes have allegedly denied claims that they were infringing on three media houses’ broadcasting rights. The report reveals, as stated by The Star, that in a legal case, Royal...

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Kenya: 2 mln households move to digital broadcasting platform

March 17, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Capital FM Kenya, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has revealed that more than 2 million households have moved to a digital broadcasting platform across the country since the migration process kicked off. In the report, CA Director...

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South Africa: Govt. completes digital migration policy

March 16, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s Department of Communications (DoC) is set to publish the final Broadcasting Digital Migration (BDM) policy in the Government Gazette before 20 March. The new policy seeks to clarify the use of control systems in set-top boxes (STBs) that...

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Ghana: Govt. seeks new vendor for digital TV migration

March 12, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by Citi Business News, Ghana’s Ministry of Communications is in the process of selecting a new vendor to facilitate migration from analogue television broadcasting to Digital Terrestrial Television before 20 March – leaving...

Digital TV Kenya

Nigeria: MultiChoice blames inflation for DStv price hike

March 11, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to The Punch, MultiChoice Nigeria has placed the blame on inflation as the cause of the latest DStv price hike in Nigeria. According to a statement made available by DStv, it has taken into account many factors. Such factors, it said, included,...

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Kenya: Mbadi sets out to trim the power of the CA

March 10, 2015 • East Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan lawmaker, MP John Mbadi, is set to introduce a bill aimed at trimming the power of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). The proposed bill seeks to amend the Kenya Information and Communication Act to significantly curtail the powers of the CA....

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Kenya: Safaricom set to move into digital broadcasting

March 6, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan operator Safaricom has applied for a digital television broadcasting licence. According to the company, this will allow it to take advantage of the technological convergence that comes with TV migration. Safaracom revealed that this will allow it to...

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SpeedCast aquires Geolink in Africa

February 25, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

SpeedCast International Limited (SpeedCast), a satellite communications service provider, has revealed the acquisition of Geolink Satellite Services, a provider of satellite communications solutions in the African region. While acquisition is still in the...

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ITU allows 30 African nations to delay digital TV migration

February 23, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (1)

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has proceeded to allow 30 African countries to extend their digital migration beyond the original global deadline – which has been set for June 2015. According to a report by the Daily Nation, there are a...

Digital TV Kenya

Kenya: TV stations face penalty for digital switch-off

February 17, 2015 • East Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) has stated that it will penalise the African Digital Network, after its members went off air on 14 February, 2015. CA Director General Francis Wangusi revealed that the Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and...

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Kenya: Zuku launches new sporting channels

February 10, 2015 • East Africa, Satellite CommsComments (0)

In Kenya, Zuku has launched a new set of channels on its platform. According to the broadcaster, these channels are mainly aimed at broadcasting sporting events across the country. According to the Wananchi Group CEO, Richard Alden: “The new additions...

Digital TV Kenya

Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV revenues to hit $6.22 billion in 2020

January 23, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Pay TV revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa will reach $6.22 billion in 2020, up from $3.54 billion in 2014 and $1.92 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Excluding South Africa, pay TV revenues will climb from $0.83 billion in 2010...

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Ghana: Chinese govt. grants loan for digital switch

January 20, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The government of Ghana has inked an agreement with its Chinese counterpart in order to obtain a loan facility. According to the government of Ghana, the loan will be put towards the the Ghanaian digital terrestrial transmission project. Ghana’s...