Advanced Television


Man Utd partners with StarTimes to offer MUTV in Africa

Manchester United fans in Africa can now gain access to MUTV under an agreement with StarTimes, the digital TV operator. StarTimes will distribute MUTV to subscribers in over 30 countries across sub-Saharan African, representing the biggest agreement of its kind by Manchester United in the region. Viewers in countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and […]

February 25, 2021

beIN court action on StarTimes rights payments

StarTimes, the Chinese-owned pay-television operator in sub-Saharan Africa, is facing the threat of a winding up order after failing to pay beIN Media Group for rights to French football’s Ligue 1, according to a GlobalData report. GlobalData also says that the broadcaster, part of Hong Kong-based holding company Century Sun, has delayed payments to other […]

February 19, 2021

Analyst: Africa to reach 51m pay-TV subs

Nearly 17 million pay TV subscribers will be added in Africa between 2020 and 2026 to take the total to 51 million, according to the Africa Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Nigeria will be close to 11 million, with South Africa bringing in another 9 million. “Multichoice had 15.51 million […]

January 4, 2021

African Movie Channel goes HD

International Pay TV operator and UK-based broadcaster, African Movie Channel (AMC) has launched African Movie Channel HD, the world’s first HD Nollywood channel. AMC has from inception been a premium 24-hour African movie channel, showcasing only the best, rich and award-winning Nollywood movies, along with some of the best from the rest of Africa; from […]

December 17, 2020

Ghana: StarTimes accuses outlets of football piracy

StarTimes has accused four media outlets of stealing its exclusive coverage of the Ghanaian Premier League football. The Ghana League is hugely popular and StarTimes says Silver FM, Aseda FM, Stade Afrique and Najoe Sounds transmitted a game locally and internationally on their Facebook and Youtube services. “Silver FM, Aseda FM, Stade Afrique and Najoe […]

November 18, 2020By Chris Forrester

Extreme E for Africa with StarTimes partnership

Extreme E, the electric off-road motor racing series, is set to be broadcast live across the African continent, with the series signing-off on a three-year agreement with digital television operator StarTimes. The deal will see Extreme E’s five-race global odyssey from the Arctic to the Amazon Rainforest, air live to more than 30 African countries […]

September 17, 2020

NBCU launches DreamWorks channel on StarTimes

NBCUniversal International Networks and African pay-TV operator StarTimes have announced the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – on the StarTimes platform across Sub-Saharan Africa. Lee Raftery, Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Networks, EMEA commented: “Collaborating with StarTimes on bringing DreamWorks channel’s award-winning shows and beloved characters to Sub-Saharan […]

August 4, 2020