Broadcast

Catch Up problems bedevil DStv

MultiChoice has a popular VoD service in place: DStv Catch Up.

MultiChoice has apologised for problems that have beset its popular Catch Up service in recent weeks and has said the broadcaster is making progress in resolving them.

“We apologise to our customers for not having all the titles regularly on the DStv Catch Up service at the moment,” it said in an e-mailed response to a query from TechCentral.

DStv subscribers have taken to social media to complain about the problems.

Voting Opens for BBC African Footballer of the Year 2015

The BBC has announced the five contenders for this year’s BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

The shortlist was revealed to football fans around the world during a special live broadcast on BBCWorld News and BBC World Service.

The 2015 nominees are:

Nigeria’s NBC taps Paywizard for digital switchover

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and broadcast and OTT technology company, Inview, have selected Paywizard to support the country’s digital TV switchover project.

Paywizard will manage customer data, subscriptions and billing for the switchover – including voucher code and scratchcard transactions – using its AgileXtra subscriber management platform.

British star pays tribute to the two inspirational men who shaped his life

Award-winning British actor Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) pays tribute to Madiba in the riveting documentary Mandela, My Dad and Me, which will be screened on HISTORY® (DStv Channel 186) on Sunday, December 6 at 20:30.

Gauteng Launches Local TV Station

A new Gauteng TV channel debuted on MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform this October.

GauTV made its debut on DStv on 19 October this year. The channel is based in the heart of Johannesburg and aims to depict life in Gauteng through a range of thought-provoking and entertaining shows.

"Crime Fighters": DW's new audio crime thriller for young Africans

Four young detective teams are the protagonists of "Crime Fighters." DW's gripping new series of radio dramas tackles challenges and perils faced by African youths. The plays address listeners in five languages in more than 30 African countries.

Each team's story has eight ten-minute episodes during which the juvenile investigators try to clear up murders and drug fraud, hunt down professional landgrabbers and big-scale poachers. One of the dramas also deals with terrorist recruiting strategies and suicide attacks.

Pan-Africa Studio Restless Global taps artists to create a stunning image

PanAfrican studio Restless Global (DISCOP Africa stand E9+10) took the corporate brochure game to a new level by tapping Olalekan Jeyifous, a Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based freelance illustrator and visual artist to create a stunning image uniting several of the studio’s current projects and activities in one futuristic Lagos street scene.

Broadcast – In brief

Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) has announced the launch of five more channels, bringing its total to six channels. The new channels will be thematic and could be named CRTV-Sport, CRTV-Info, CRTV-Culture, CRTV-Music and so on, reports Nextvame. The transition to digital production and broadcasting in Cameroon offers many opportunities. According to the Cameroonian Minister of Communication, Issa Bakary Tchiroma, operators should offer attractive programs in order to attract the maximum number of viewers. CRTV is a major government-controlled broadcaster and covers all the ten regions.

The Voice Afrique Francophone: The most beautiful voice of French speaking Africa!

LONDON, United Kingdom, 13 October 2015/ --  No production of this magnitude has ever reached this part of Africa yet. Now Voxafrica, the Pan-African television station will launch the first season of The Voice in West and Central Africa.

The Voice is currently the world's biggest music show format. Produced and aired in over 180 countries, the show will run for 17 weeks and will give hopefuls across Africa the chance to audition and show off their talents in French-speaking African countries.

GauTV debuts on DStv

GauTV, Gauteng’s very own television channel, will make its debut on DStv on 19 October 2015. Based in the heart of Johannesburg, GauTV aims to depict life in Gauteng as South Africa’s financial capital through a variety of thought-provoking and general entertainment shows.

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