Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa has announced that MTV will be available to a wider audience from August 25.
African pay-TV provider MultiChoice has signed a 15-year service agreement with Intelsat. MultiChoice will take capacity on Intelsat 36, the new satellite launching in late 2015 to 68.5 degrees East, the orbital slot it has used since 1995.
Clearleap has been selected by MultiChoice to accelerate its multiscreen strategy and provide management and delivery of its television content over both IP network and traditional pay-TV networks.
South Africa’s MultiChoice is stepping up its fight against DTT set-top boxes with built-in encryption by placing advertisements in Sunday newspapers.
The South African media regulator ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) has asked the country’s competition commission to investigate last July’s agreement for SABC to provide MultiChoice with a 24-hour news channel.
Intelsat has announced that the African direct-to-home operator MultiChoice is leveraging Intelsat capacity to expand the reach of its DTT offering in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Following the launch of the DStv Explora in August 2013, MultiChoice is now adding new features.
MultiChoice Africa, in partnership with Thema, has launched TCV – Cape Verde Television, a Portuguese language channel.
MIPTV 2013 – Cannes. Euronews is joining the DStv Family and Compact packages, becoming available to almost 3.5 million customers in South Africa from April 9.
A year-long investigation, run jointly by the Irdeto Anti-Piracy and Forensics Unit, MultiChoice Africa Anti-Piracy Department and Botswana Police has led to the arrest of two Chinese nationals.