African pay TV subscriptions reach 23.7m


The total number of pay TV subscribers in Africa reached roughly 23.7 million in the second quarter of 2017, according to Dataxis. The research firm… Read more

StarTimes to roll out free digital TV across parts of rural Africa


Chinese pay TV outfit StarTimes is to make free-to-air digital TV available across parts of rural Africa. StarTimes Media Kenya’s director of brand marketing and… Read more

A+ Sport channel goes live in Africa


Canal+ International has launched a new sports channel for the African market branded A+ Sport. The channel will show a variety of local and international… Read more

SVOD service iflix expands into Africa


Subscription VOD service iflix has opened an office in Cape Town as it launches a plan to offer streaming content in sub-Saharan Africa. iflix Africa… Read more

Toonami headed for African pay TV

Kwesé Sport

Turner is launching superhero-focused kids channel Toonami on African pay TV platform Kwesé TV. As of June 1, the network will launch in Kwesé’s English-language… Read more

Zee expands in Africa with Mali DTT launch


Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) is moving into Mali, launching its Zee Magic and Zee Cinema channels on digital terrestrial TV network TNTSAT Africa. The… Read more

Fox names Europe, Africa channel distribution chief

Paolo Agostinelli

Fox Networks Group has put Paolo Agostinelli in charge of channel distribution for Europe and Africa. As executive VP, affiliate distribution, he will oversee deals… Read more

Nigeria switchover strategy could be duplicated across Africa, says Inview

Nick Markham

Nigeria could set the template for a raft of other African digital switchover projects, with conditional access-enabled boxes unlocking multiple ways to pay for DSO… Read more

Kwesé TV boosts content line-up with AMC and Scripps deals


New African pay TV platform Kwesé TV has struck deals with AMC Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to boost its growing content line-up. Econet Media-owned… Read more

Kwesé TV starts African DTH service rollout


Kwesé TV, a new satellite-delivered pay TV service for Africa, has launched in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia, marking the first stage of a phased rollout… Read more