GOtv Africa. A new digital pay TV service.

A screenshot of GOtv Africa

I noticed multitudes of GOtv Africa banners and balloons in the ancient city of Ibadan Nigeria in the last quarter of 2011. The similarity with the name/logo of DStv was clear. Promotional drives were ongoing at different vantage points in Ibadan. GOtv is a new digital terrestrial TV (DTT) service by Multichoice Africa, operators of […]

App spotlight: DStv Guide for Android


DStv Guide is an Android app by Multichoice Africa (PTY) Ltd, operators of Africa’s leading direct-to-home digital satellite platform, DStv. The app offers the program guide of some of the television channels on DStv. Its features include: 7 day schedule information Extended programme information Localized information for all countries where DStv is available Set reminders […]

Africa Magic Swahili coming soon

Following the huge success of its Africa Magic channel, MNET has since launched variants of the channel. Africa Magic Swahili is the latest of them all. It will showcase Swahili film-making and storytelling for Swahili speaking audiences in East Africa. The content will be in Kiswahili language, with subtitles in English language. The channel will […]

DStv Mobile on your laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod

DStv drifta

DStv is offering a major boost to residents of Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya who might be interested in their DStv Mobile service. Before now, the DStv Mobile had been restricted to a few mobile phones – these phones have in-built circuitry that enable them to receive and decode DVB-H signals. DStv is now offering […]

Big Brother Amplified (Big Brother Africa 2011)

Big Brother Amplified debuted this evening with the 28 contestants from 14 African countries. The 28 were selected out of over 7,000 applicants. As always, Big Brother Amplified came with its unique set of innovations among which is Live Video streaming available 24/7 on Big Brother Africa’s official website Sponsored by Coca-Cola, this edition […]

How to view free-to-air channels on DSTV decoder DSD1110 in Southern Africa

MultiChoice DSD 1110 decoder

A common question is asked: Is there any way I can get free-to-air channels on my DSD1110 decoder so I can get free satellite TV, movie, series? Answer: Yes, you can.  There are a couple of free DSTV channels that you can get on your decoder, if you know how to set them up, continue […]

The difference between Signal Strength and Quality?

With the dish there are two parameters; Dish Alignment Alignment can be along two axis: Horizontal [Azimuth].  Left to right adjustment. Vertical [Elevation].  Up or down adjustment. Dish Size. It seems that bigger is better but as with everything there is an adequate size: Bigger disks “reflects” the signal from the satellite better Good for […]

e.TV Africa comes to DStv


e.Tv is one of the truly world-class TV channels on the African continent today, airing compelling soap-operas, blockbuster movies and much more. e.Tv has since evolved from a single free-to-air TV station in South Africa, to a pan-African network of channels with even a spin-off dedicated news service called eNews channel. From tomorrow 14th December […]

How much are you willing to pay for DStv Mobile?

DStv Mobile offers TV broadcast to select mobile phones in some African cities

I have received a lot of angry complaints in the comments area of A review of DStv Mobile and Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition from Nigeria, after DStv Mobile removed SuperSports 3 Nigeria (SS3N) from the bouquet of TV channels. SuperSport 3 is a 24 hour soccer channel. SuperSport 3 has the exclusive rights of […]

Big Brother All Stars

The 5th edition of Big Brother Africa tagged Big Brother All Stars starts tonight at 1700GMT. M- Net made a dramatic announcement confirming that the show is set to be a fully fledged ALL STARS version, featuring some of the most unforgettable, outspoken, entertaining previous housemates. Big Brother All Stars will see 14 housemates from […]