- East African pay TV operator Zuku will launch its own kids’ channel this year, developed with former Disney Channels Worldwide and KidsCo chief Paul Robinson. The launch, set for November 1, will see Zuku Kids become the only children’s network of African origin available anywhere on the continent, said Zuku. Source: c21media, Oct 013.
- MNet in South Africa has picked up content from US independent distributor CableReady. The deal mainly includes 50 episodes of long running entertainment programme Hollywood One on One. Source: c21media, Oct 013.
Sentech, the government-owned broadcast signal distributor, launched its free-to-air satellite television platform, called Freevision, yesterday.
The launch has overtaken that of Openview HD, which is being offered by Platco Digital, e.tv’s sister company, later this month.
The new platforms, which are expected to offer multiple channels, will operate as alternatives for customers who cannot easily afford MultiChoice’s subscription-based platform, which manages the M-Net channel and DStv.
Togo’s US$40 million investment that last month helped the country’s public broadcaster TV Togo (TVT) and its two radio stations, Radio Lomé and Radio Kara, to take its signal on satellite augurs well for the future of broadcasting, one expert told Biztechafrica.
The orbiting process was done by SKA Telecom, and split it into two, TV Togo for Africa and International TV Togo International for Europe and the two public radio stations, connecting the head-end to the selected satellite.
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