Monday’s AfricaCast Twitter Q&A was a huge success, and the participants – Steve Christian, VP Marketing, Verimatrix, Anton Smith, CEO Hambisana and Nick Ruczaj, VP Business Development EMEA Vubiquity – have agreed to contribute a blog post here at IP&TV covering some of the main themes in a little more depth than 140 characters really allow…
IP&TV: What evidence do you see of African pay TV operators introducing video services in places where historically it has not been possible?
Globecast announced that it has signed a new contract with longtime customer China Central Television (CCTV), the state broadcaster of China. Under the latest agreement, Globecast will deliver CCTV-français, the network's French-language channel, on the SES-4 platform to West African viewers as part of Canalsat, a package of more than 130 channels, radio stations, and services. Canalsat is operated by CANAL+ Afrique, the leading pay-TV bouquet for the region.
Canal+ Group said that as of the end of September its total portfolio reached almost 14 million subscribers, up by a million year-on-year, following last year’s Polish merger between its Cyfra+ unit and TVN Group’s ‘n’ pay TV platform.
Announcing its results for the first nine months of 2013, Canal+ parent company Vivendi said that Canal+ Group’s growth was also helped by “good performances” in Africa and Vietnam.
- PayTV promotion: In Kenya, Zuku TV has reduced the price of Zuku Satellite TV from Kes 8500 to Kes 5600. With the new installation price you get 3 months free Poa package or 2 months free Classic package or 1 month free Premium package. This offer is only valid until 31st December 2013. Read the ‘Terms and Conditions’ here
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Azam Media Ltd. today announced the signature of a long-term contract for capacity on the EUTELSAT 7A satellite. Azam Media will use 108 MHz of capacity connected to the satellite’s African footprint as the platform to broadcast its new TV venture, AzamTV, into sub-Saharan Africa, starting in East Africa, from its base in Tanzania.
Music channels have transformed our relationship with performers, musical trends and music culture. Passion and innovative curating by thematic TV channels have taken us way beyond mainstream music, created a platform for independent artists and deepened our exposure to beats and melodies from an endless range of cultures.
SatLink Communications Ltd., a teleport, Content Management & HD Playout Centre, has today announced that SatLink has been selected by i24 News for the global distribution of its three international news channels.
Zuku, the Wananchi Group’s triple play and pay-tv business, announced that it has secured a deal with Seychelles cable platform Intelvision for carriage of its Zuku channels, taking them outside of the borders of East Africa for the first time.
mcel in collaboration with DStv Mobile the mobile television arm of pay TV provider MultiChoice, announced today the launch of an exciting new 3G live television streaming service exclusive to mcel subscribers.
A total of 7 great channels are available in the genres of sport, music, children’s programming, general entertainment and news.