Discovery will launch Investigation Discovery (ID) and Discovery Science in French with the pay-TV provider StarTimes in sub-Saharan Africa.
SPI International and the African digital TV operator StarTimes have expanded their distribution agreement to include Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) and Gametoon.
The managing director of China’s StarTimes Group, Xun Gu, will be the keynote speaker at DVB World 2020.
Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to add more than 16 million pay-TV subscribers between 2018 and 2024 to bring its total to 45.63 million, according to the Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report.
StarTimes and SMiT are to jointly launch CI Plus 1.3 CAM with an operator profile function on the African market.
According to the latest data by Dataxis for the year ending 2016, the number of pay-TV subscribers in Africa stood at approximately 18.7 million.
StarTimes, an operator of digital TV networks in Africa, and Eutelsat Communications have concluded new multi-year agreements to accelerate roll-out of DTT across Africa.
Conax has entered into a contract with StarTimes to co-develop a media gateway solution for its Africa operations.
African digital TV operator StarTimes has chosen SES Platform Services, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, to distribute TV channels for its DTH subscribers across Sub-Saharan Africa.
SES has announced that StarTimes, China’s leading systems integrator, technology provider and network operator, has extended its partnership with SES on the SES-5 satellite.