Advanced Television


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

Nigeria: Eutelsat, Tizeti collaboration

Eutelsat, the satellite operator has signed a deal with Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider and a provider of community connectivity solutions to jointly improve broadband penetration in Nigeria, especially in underserved locations. The two companies announced during the sidelines of the AfricaCom 2022 trade fair that they will deploy Eutelsat’s KA-band satellite […]

November 9, 2022

Nigeria dismisses DStv price complaints

A Competition & Consumer Protection tribunal, sitting in Nigeria, has thrown out class action lawsuit challenging recent price increases by DStv. MultiChoice owns both DStv and Gotv, which are pay-TV operations in Nigeria. Delivering judgment on September 6th, a three-member panel of the tribunal, dismissed the suit for lacking in merit. Lawyer, Festus Onifade, had […]

September 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Starlink: Significant Nigeria discounts

Would-be subscribers to Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband service need only pay $99 as a deposit on their home-equipment. US customers have to stump up $599 for the same equipment. Starlink will open up for Nigerian users during August 2022, although Starlink has yet to announce its monthly subscription charges for Nigerian customers. Nigeria’s communication authority […]

August 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nigeria: SPI channels on Glo-TV

SPI/FilmBox and Globacom, a telco in sub-Saharan Africa, are bringing nine channels from the SPI portfolio to Nigeria with Glo-TV, a streaming service for watching live linear TV, VoD and catch-up content. Glo-TV subscribers can now access FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Action, Dizi, DocuBox, FashionBox, Fast&FunBox, FightBox, Gametoon and 360 TuneBox for a wide range of […]

July 25, 2022

MultiChoice hit by Nigerian cash problems

South Africa-based pay-TV operator MultiChoice says it is facing a liquidity crisis in terms of its presence in Nigeria, its second-largest market. The problem is that repatriating cash out of Nigeria is expensive. The country has various foreign exchange rates, and the difference between the ‘Investors & Exporters’ rate (of US$1 is currently some Naira420. […]

June 29, 2022By Chris Forrester