Advanced Television


Showmax readies for relaunch

Showmax, the African streaming service is relaunching in February 2024 with a new look, new app and entirely new product suite. This comes following the announcement of the partnership between Showmax and Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky earlier this year. The new Showmax will have three plans: Showmax Entertainment, Showmax Entertainment Mobile and the exciting Showmax […]

November 16, 2023

Parallel Wireless networks for East Africa

Parallel Wireless, a US-based cellular network technology provider and Open RAN player in providing cellular network solutions across all generations (2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G), including cloud-based Open RAN technologies, has announced that it will be deploying 2G and 4G networks for a large national operator in East Africa. Parallel Wireless was awarded several projects […]

November 8, 2023

BBC orders Wilderness with Simon Reeve

Adventurer Simon Reeve journeys deep into the heart of some of Earth’s last great wild areas in a new series for the BBC Two and iPlayer: Wilderness with Simon Reeve.  The series will air in 2024. On our increasingly crowded planet, there are still a few remote areas where nature has the upper hand: the […]

October 18, 2023

StarWin, Avanti bring SatCom on the move to Africa

StarWin has successfully tested its Electronically Steered Phased Array Antenna (ESA) terminal for Communications on the Move (COTM) on Avanti Communications’ high-speed HYLAS 4 Ka-band satellite. This achievement is a significant milestone for mobile satellite communications that will provide seamless broadband connectivity for government, military, and enterprise customers across Africa. During testing, StarWin’s ESA terminal […]

October 17, 2023

Globecast cloud playout and multi-distribution service for Stellar Network

The Stellar Network, a newly created African American cultural linear TV and FAST channel from Central City Productions, has partnered with Globecast for the launch and ongoing fully managed cloud playout and distribution of the services. Chicago-based Central City Productions is a well-established name in the African American entertainment field, headed up by Don Jackson […]

October 17, 2023

Study: 43% of countries left behind in e-infrastructure

With global internet user growth beginning to stagnate, 52 out of 121 countries worldwide have poor electronic infrastructure according to Surfshark’s analysis. Countries with low e-infrastructure also tend to have very low wealth. Their average GDP per capita (€4.1k) is almost 8 times lower than in countries with good e-infrastructure (€31.1k). Other key findings include: […]

October 4, 2023

Evergent expands presence in Africa

Evergent, the customer management and monetisation leader for streaming and digital subscription businesses, and, South Africa’s independent and free-to-air television channel, have announced a new partnership to deploy Evergent’s tools for identity and subscriber management for their eVOD offering. The new partnership will enable’s continued growth in South Africa through flexible and innovative […]

September 26, 2023

Green Streams hires industry leaders to drive business in Africa, APAC

OTT SaaS Platform provider Green Streams has strengthened its senior leadership team in taking on board two highly experienced professionals with a proven track record in the telecommunications and TV industry. Khushvant Kundi (former VP at Synmamedia and Ericsson) and Mounir Djouaher (former CEO Algérie Télécom) will bring in their vast expertise to drive and […]

September 12, 2023

Riedel, AV Worx partnership

Riedel Communications has announced a strategic partnership with AV Worx, an audio-visual distributor in Southern Africa, that extends the reach of Riedel’s product lineup across the region. As an authorised distributor, AV Worx will work with Riedel to provide Southern African customers with its audio, video, and communications solutions, complemented by technical support. “We are […]

September 7, 2023

Forecast: Africa at 18m SVoD subs by 2029

Bucking the US trend, African SVoD is forecast to see plenty of growth in the coming years. According to Digital TV Research, Africa will have 18 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2029, up from 8 million at end-2023. Despite this fast growth, SVoD penetration will remain low, with only 7.7 per cent of TV households […]

August 14, 2023