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

Kwesé TV now available in Zimbabwe

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Econet Media’s Kwesé TV has launched in Zimbabwe through a partnership with local player Dr Dish, obviating the need to acquire a separate licence of… Read more

Pay TV numbers rise in Kenya as DTT FTA boxes decline

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Digital-terrestrial pay TV subscriptions are rising significantly in Kenya, while the number of free-to-air channels is declining, according to statistics published by the country’s Communications… Read more

StarTimes set to launch Zimbabwean service


Chinese-backed pan-African pay TV provider StarTimes is set to launch in Zimbabwe under the StarSat brand, according to local reports. StarTimes country manager Brenda Matshazi… Read more

Sub-Saharan pay TV customers to almost double by 2022


The number of pay TV customers in Sub-Saharan Africa will almost double between 2016 and 2022, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report… Read more

StarTimes acquires Ghanaian football rights


Chinese-owned pan-African pay TV outfit StarTimes has acquired the rights to top-tier Ghanaian football for the next 10 years as part of its drive to… Read more

StarTimes launches pay TV service in Ghana


Chinese pay TV operator StarTimes has launched a service in Ghana, offering a range of packages with up to 440 channels including both local and… Read more

StarTimes ups Eutelsat capacity, plans African expansion


StarTimes has struck new multi-year deals with Eutelsat that will allow it to accelerate the rollout of digital TV services across Africa. The firm said… Read more

StarTimes’ African expansion plans

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StarTimes media executive Michael Dearham tells DTVE’s Andy McDonald about the China-based company’s ambitious African expansion efforts. Since making its first steps into Africa in… Read more

Conax providing media gateway security for StarTimes

Content security provider Conax has entered a contract  with African pay TV outfit StarTimes to co-develop a media  gateway solution for its Africa operations. With… Read more