Advanced Television


Yahsat, SATCOM to deliver satellite comms solutions in Zimbabwe

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE satellite solutions provider, has partnered with SATCOM Technologies to explore new satellite communications opportunities in Zimbabwe. The collaboration marks a significant milestone in Yahsat’s ongoing expansion across the African continent, enabling key economic sectors, government departments, and organizations to harness the power of satellite connectivity. Yahsat’s strategic […]

May 29, 2024

Zimbabwe threatens arrest to Starlink users

Zimbabwe’s Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has issued a warning to users of Starlink broadband equipment that they risk being arrested for the illegal import and usage of the kit. Zimbabwe has not licensed Starlink. The threat extends to companies and individuals who are importing or advertising the equipment. The regulator says […]

January 31, 2024By 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

Azam TV offers 100+ channels in Zimbabwe

MultiChoice’s satellite service is facing new competition in Zimbabwe. Azam TV has launched some 100 DTH channels to Zimbabweans for the equivalent of $5 a month. The fee for 130 channels, which includes many premium channels, rises to $15 a month. Azam TV is backed by Bakhresa Resa Group which is owned by a Tanzanian […]

January 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

Azam TV to expand to Zimbabwe

Azam TV, owned by the Tanzania-based Bakhresa Group, is to expand to Zimbabwe. The service is already present in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Rwanda. Its bouquets cover sport, entertainment, news, music and religious channels. The new service will broadcast DTH and has been licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). Transmissions are expected […]

October 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

MultiChoice sheds subs in Southern Africa

African pay-TV giant MultiChoice has lost 41 per cent of its subscribers in Zimbabwe, representing some 92,000 former viewing homes, as the financial downturn hits the nation – not helped by typical 18 hours-a-day power cuts and the absence of dollars in the market to actually pay subsscription fees. MultiChoice says it still has around […]

June 17, 2020By Chris Forrester