technology & convergence

Eutelsat-Nilesat 7/8' Wvn breaks barrier of 50 million homes in MEA

Audience of the Eutelsat-Nilesat 7/8' West video neighbourhood breaks barrier of 50 million homes in Middle East and North Africa.

Nigeria, VoD: Multichoice's BoxOffice Launches Locally

In Lagos, Multichoice has officially launched its BoxOffice offering in the country.

This would provide digital satellite television (DSTV) subscribers with the ultimate in home television entertainment, according to the company.

BoxOffice is a service that allows subscribers to conveniently rent and watch the latest blockbuster movies in the comfort of their homes.

With BoxOffice, the company said subscribers can now rent and keep movies for up to 48 hours, for N400 per movie.

Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Vibes of Africa is a web portal dedicated to African music videos. The website promotes music video clips from Nigeria, Uganda, Ivory coast, Congo, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Ethiopia and Rwanda. It embeds videos from other web platforms such as YouTube and iROKO.

Innovations for African broadcasters at AfricaCast 2014

AfricaCast will take place from 11th - 13th November 2014 at the Cape Town Convention Centre, South Africa. www.africacast-event.com

Speak alongside Marie Lora-Mungai, CEO, Buni TV as well as many other major African innovators

RSA: Second Imax (with 3D) cinema theatre in Pretoria East

Ster-Kinekor has signed an agreement with Imax to install a second Imax theatre, following the opening of its first theatre at Gateway in Durban, in November 2013.

The site for the second cinema will be at the recently opened Ster-Kinekor cinema complex at The Grove Mall in Pretoria East. The installation of The Imax Experience, including Imax 3D, will commence shortly, with the doors expected to open to the public in June this year.

Nigeria: Zamfara Radio and TV Ready for Digital Transmission

The Managing Director of Zamfara State Radio and Television services, Alhaji Adamu Muhammad, has said the state is ready for the National Broadcasting Corporation's (NBC) deadline on the digitization of all radio and television stations operation in the country.

He said the NBC's deadline on stoppage of the use of analogue equipment, before June 17, 2015 is achievable given the fact that they have gone far in digitalizing their services even before the announcement.

Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Cosmo City, an underprivileged suburb undergoing major social and economic development in Johannesburg, is the latest community to receive the Samsung Digital Village model which will provide residents with access to the internet as well as education and health services. Full story here:

BET Networks Launches Its First Ever Brand App BET NOW

Functionalities Include TV Everywhere Authenticated On-Demand Viewing of Its Award-Winning Shows:


The New BET App is Available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets
Download now for free at the App Store or Google Play Store

South Africa will not use CA to cut off non-payers, says minister

Multichoice clashes with SA government over digital switchover plans:

The South African government has no intention of using conditional access in digital-terrestrial set-top boxes to cut off viewers who dont pay the country's TV licence fee, according to communications minister Yunus Carrim.

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