Pay-TV subscriptions in Africa topped 14.5 million at the end of March 2014, according to the latest update from Dataxis Intelligence service, a 25 % increase over the 11.6 million reported in 1Q13.
South Africa’s Sentech will invest ZAR 902.3 million (EUR62 million) over the next three years to build the infrastructure for an OTT content delivery platform.
TalkTalk has launched a new suite of African TV channels, bringing hit shows from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Uganda to its one million TV customers.
Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) protests against the intentional jamming from Ethiopia currently affecting satellite reception of the TV programmes of DW and other international services in large parts of the Arab world.
Digital TV penetration will reach two-thirds of total TV households in the Middle East & Africa region by end-2014; having crossed the halfway mark in 2011, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has granted provisional subscription TV broadcasting licences to five new applicants.
The DocuBox HD, FightBox HD and FashionBox HD TV channels have launched on the Etisalat IPTV platform in UAE as a result of a cooperation agreement between SPI International and Lime Media in Dubai.
Crime + Investigation (CI) has rolled out in Mozambique and Angola via the platform, DStv.
Discover Digital, a South African digital entertainment business, has concluded its first sports content deal in anticipation of the launch of web TV in South Africa later this year.
Canal+ Afrique has acquired the broadcasting rights for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.