Namibia: New TV Channel On the Cards

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Africa's latest pay-TV channel, GTV has applied to the Namibian Communications Commission for a licence to open operations. GTV is currently rolling out a more affordable pay-TV service across Africa, with plans to launch in Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

If the licence is granted, GTV will deliver across Gateway Communications' satellite infrastructure, provided by subsidiary company, Gateway Broadcast Services (GBS).

GTV's bouquet of channels will reportedly include G-Prime, BBC World, Sky News, Al-Jazeera, MTVBase, Kiss, Nickeelodeon, E!, Fashion TV, Star Plus, God Channel, and G-Africa, and thus some channels already on offer by DStv.

(New Era (Windhoek), 23 August 2007)