Advanced Television


Disney/Kugaki collab Iwájú streaming in Feb

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ collaboration with Pan-African entertainment company Kugali has culminated in the all-new six-part series Iwájú streaming exclusively on Disney+ beginning February 28th Iwájú is an original animated series set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria. The coming-of-age story follows Tola, a young girl from the wealthy island, and her best friend, Kole, a self-taught tech expert, […]

January 23, 2024

DStv to screen AFCON matches

MultiChoice and its DStv pay-TV operation has secured access to the African Cup (AFCON). The football tournament kicks off in the Cote- d’Ivoire on January 13th, and now viewers in Nigeria and other African countries can view the coverage as part of their DStv subscriptions. MultiChoice said it had reached “a commercially viable agreement” with […]

January 11, 2024By Chris Forrester

Nigeria: No AFCON on DStv

Football fans in Nigeria who subscribe to DStv expected the pay-TV broadcaster to cover all the matches of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON_. But not so. The football tournament is due to start in a few days and subscribers are unhappy that the biennial competition will not be covered by DStv or its […]

January 5, 2024By Chris Forrester

Nigeria: MultiChoice raises prices again

Nigerian consumers are unhappy with the fourth price rise this year from Multichoice and its DStv and GOtv pay-TV services. One quote published in Nigerian local press from the ConsumerConnect watchdog states that MultiChoice is “taking Nigerians for granted”. MultiChoice has announced increases in the costs of its products May, August and early November 2023 […]

December 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

MultiChoice ups subscription prices

MultiChoice has raised subscription rates by 19 per cent for viewers in Nigeria. The rise is put down by local CEO John Ugbe as the cost of business operations and “the current economic challenges in Nigeria,” which include high inflation and a weak Naira. The price hikes have understandably not gone down well with subscribers. […]

November 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Zimbabwe allows Starlink

Zimbabwe’s government will be authorising Starlink to be used in the nation. Zimbabwe’s Postal & Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz), is reportedly ready to approve an application by SpaceX to launch Starlink services in the Southern African country. The move means that Zimbabwe joins a growing number of African nations to have authorised Starlink – except […]

September 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

The Black Book comes to Netflix

Anakle Films is set to release Nigeria’s biggest-budget independent film to date, The Black Book. The movie will debut on Netflix on September 22nd and features an ensemble cast of some of Africa’s most well-known actors, including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Alex Usifo, Sam Dede, Denola Grey, Shaffy Bello and Ireti Doyle. The Black Book delves into […]

September 18, 2023

YahClick partners with NigComSat

YahClick, the Data Solutions subsidiary of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat)) has partnered with Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) to expand broadband penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa and boost access to critical electronic services across the region. The project is expected to begin in Q4 and will see YahClick work […]

September 11, 2023

Nigeria struggles with digital TV

Nigeria’s switch-over to all-digital TV transmission is “faltering” say local reports. Twenty-nine of the nation’s federal states remain with analogue transmissions. Just eight states have mostly been covered with digital transmissions, although there remain problem areas. Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper complains that there seems to be “no end in sight” for Nigeria’s much promised digital adoption. […]

June 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

MultiChoice Nigeria hikes prices

MultiChoice Nigeria has announced an upward review of prices on its DStv and GOtv packages. According to a message to customers, the new rates will begin from May 1st. The pay-TV operator said the price adjustment was due to the rising costs of business operations. The new price rises by 17 per cent and is […]

April 26, 2023By Chris Forrester