Vubiquity and BBC Worldwide have signed a deal to deliver content to South African video-on-demand (VOD) service MTN FrontRow.
Naspers is aiming to beat Netflix to a potential audience of over one billion people in Africa.
Video gaming channel Ginx has signed its first distribution agreement in South Africa with the new MobileTV platform.
Most sub-Saharan countries, notably Nigeria and South Africa, will not achieve the ITU-mandated 2015 deadline to switch off their analogue terrestrial TV signals.
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa has announced that MTV will be available to a wider audience from August 25.
AMC Networks International – Zone is to introduce advertising this month on its CBS Studios International joint venture channels, CBS Action and Drama, in South Africa.
A+E Networks will launch the women’s entertainment channel Lifetime on the Multichoice DStv platform in South Africa on July 22.
Discovery Channel will launch its HD simulcast channel on June 0, 2014 across Africa for premium subscribers to the DStv DTH platform.
Sentech has selected HTTV to provide its HbbTV head end platform aimed at delivering HbbTV services on the Sentech Digital Content Distribution Platform in South Africa.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has granted provisional subscription TV broadcasting licences to five new applicants.