In brief

20 October 2017

Broadcast

Nigerian owned Telcomm Satellite TV has launched its satellite television offering, TSTV Africa, to offer customers an alternative to Multichoice's DSTV. TSTV Africa will be available from 1 November 2017. A TSTV subscription will come with a complimentary Internet access package at no extra cost as the TSTV Africa smart decoder also serves as a router for a maximum of 15 users. Given recent criticism of Multichoice in Nigeria, TSTV will launch with the Pay-Per-view and "Pause Subscription" options. Just like its competitor, the smart decoder has a PVR function that enables subscribers to record and replay shows. "We are releasing about one million [smart decoders] which can go round and our target for the first quarter is one million units. In every quarter we will bring one million units and we are targeting four million units within the next one year," said Bright Echefu, Managing Director at TSTV Africa.

Superstar Beyonce's hit song 'Freedom' has been given a new lease of life, after being featured in a Global Goals campaign documentary demanding freedom for girls, The film,called #FreedomForGirls, has been released to mark this year's International Day of The Girl and spotlights some of the troubling issues confronting girls all over the world, including child marriage, access to education and trafficking.