Two contestants in The Big Break Legacy, Ntokozo Biyela and Tsepiso Makhubedu, will go head to head next week in the next elimination on SABC2. One of them will miss out on winning the R5-million investment into their business and go home.
The Business Manager for GOtv Kingsley Afful, has told Biztechafrica that the country stands a great chance of learning from other neighbouring African states for a smooth migration from analogue to the digital terrestrial television. According to him the DTT platform has been tested and proving to be efficient in its implementation. Ghana will by the end of 2014 switch from analogue broadcasting services to digital broadcasting ahead of an international deadline of June 17, 2015.
Source: BiztechAfrica - Nana Appiah 12 September 2013
Football is finally back on Viasat1! English Premier League fans in Ghana will be happy to hear that Viasat1 has acquired the rights to broadcast LIVE matches of the 2013-14 season. Viasat1 will telecast one LIVE match every Saturday and highlights of other matches once a week.
With football now being one of TV's most desirable properties in the country, there could be no better time to tap into it. Viasat1 kicks off the coverage on Saturday, 14th September 2013 at 2:00pm.
Source: The Chronicle – Chris Twum 13 September 2013
Digital TV Research’s Simon Murray told ‘Via Satellite’ that Africa and Asia could be the most interesting opportunities for DTH over the next few years. “There is still plenty of room for growth for satellite TV as new markets open up,” Murray said. “Satellite TV is easier to set up in new markets, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, where there is little infrastructure for cable, IPTV or even DTT.
Smooth Promotions, the umbrella body of Hip TV, the urbane contemporary music and lifestyle channel is proud to announce that the TV brand will launch as a 24-hour channel on DSTV, the largest digital satellite TV platform in Africa, broadcasting to over 40 countries around the continent and also on the GOTV platform.
Free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has appointed state-owned signal distributor Sentech to provide signal distribution for digital terrestrial television (DTT) services, which e.tv intends to launch.
The broadcaster said that the parties had signed a memorandum of understanding. e.tv was granted a minimum of 50 percent of a DTT multiplex by the industry regulator last year. This would enable the television station to launch multiple channels on the digital platform.
Signal testing of digital broadcasting in Uganda has commenced, starting with Kampala, officials have said. This marks the automatic migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.
The move follows the installation of the digital antennae at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) mast in Kololo yesterday. According to Mr Paul Kihika, the UBC managing director, when TV and radio stations are switched back on air, the corporation will start the gradual signal test-run for the greater Kampala area.
There is a new 24-hour TV show in town, Triple P. It is a 24-hour channel that is the ultimate one stop shop for local content in a single package tailored for both home and public entertainment. It is available on Star Times' digital television platform. The development is a shot in the arm to the growing appeal for local content among Kenyans leading to increased local productions, development of existing talent and emergence of new talent in the competitive entertainment industry.