Advanced Television


Eutelsat, Vodacom bring high-speed broadband to Tanzania

Eutelsat Communications and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsat’s Konnect high-throughput satellite. Following a successful Proof of Concept trial, Vodacom will commercialize services on the Eutelsat Konnect satellite under its own brand, building out its service offer to customers previously […]

December 2, 2021

BBC Studios content partnership with EbonyLife

BBC Studios Drama Productions has announces a development partnership with Nigerian television pioneer Mosunmola Abudu, founder and CEO of global entertainment network EbonyLife Media. The deal was brokered by CAA. The deal will see BBC Studios Drama Productions develop a new action-adventure series with Abudu’s EbonyLife Media. The 6 part drama, titled RECLAIM, is written […]

November 29, 2021

Globacom enthusiastic about Eutelsat in Nigeria

Nigerian telecoms network provider Globacom says the recent agreement struck with Eutelsat will offer “unlimited benefits” to potential users in Nigeria. The Eutelsat Konnect project would enable the company to offer VSAT/Satellite-based internet service and satellite-based community Wifi internet service in far flung and unserved areas where access to internet services are currently a challenge. […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat secures Konnect deal with Nigeria

France’s President Emmanuel Macron was present at an important contract signing at the Elysee Palace between Eutelsat and Nigeria’s GloWorld Globacom telco. The deal saw GloWorld commit to a “multi-year, multi-Gb/s” spectrum contract aboard Eutelsat’s Konnect Ka-band satellite which will be used to supply broadband connectivity to underserved regions of Nigeria. Globacom, trading under the […]

October 5, 2021By Chris Forrester

W-Sport launches across Sub Saharan Africa

W-Sport, the dedicated women’s sports concept which includes the world’s first 24/7 linear sports channel, has now successfully launched in Sub Saharan Africa. W-Sport is available immediately in 16 territories in the region including Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Uganda, and Ghana. Additional distribution partners will be announced shortly. “W-Sport’s vision is to be […]

September 29, 2021

Kenya: Netflix offers free mobile content

Netflix is offering new subscribers in Kenya free access to about a quarter of its programming – but only for mobile users. The free plan is available on Android mobile phones and will not have adverts. It features Netflix movies and TV shows such as dramas including titles such as Money Heist, Bridgerton and Blood […]

September 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nigeria wants 2 comms and DTH satellites

Nigeria wants two additional satellites for its communications fleet. Dr Abimbola Alela, the MD/CEO of NigComSat, told delegates at the 2021 stakeholder forum last week in Lagos that the new craft (NigComSat 2 and 3) were essential to further expand Nigeria’s position as a global satellite operator. “This will not only inspire confidence in our […]

September 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

TV Anywhere partners with UniqCast for GloTV service

TV Anywhere Africa (TVA), an emerging media-technology (mediatech) company has partnered with Globacom, a leading mobile network operator in Nigeria with about 40 million active data subscribers and over 50 million voice subscribers, to launch GloTV in Nigeria. TVA partners with telecom operators, internet service providers, and independent media players to enable profitable delivery of […]

September 6, 2021

MultiChoice: “Tax claims are overstated”

MultiChoice, the South Africa based pay-TV operator, insists that it doesn’t have to pay the 50 per cent of the overall $4.34 billion back tax claimed by Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for its pay-TV activities in Nigeria. MultiChoice, in a statement, said it believes the actual amount due is “substantially” less than the […]

August 31, 2021By Chris Forrester

MultiChoice hit by Nigerian “tax evasion” ruling

A Nigerian Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) has ruled that MultiChoice Nigeria, a subsidiary of the South African pay-TV broadcaster, must pay an immediate 50 per cent of the 1.8 trillion Naira (€3.7bn) claimed tax backlog. 1,822,923,909,313 Naira is the specific amount claimed, which is greater than MultiChoice’s overall Group market capitalisation. The news hurt MultiChoice’s […]

August 27, 2021By Chris Forrester