Posts Tagged ‘DStv’
GOtv Africa. A new digital pay TV service.
Monday, January 16th, 2012

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 DStv. Instead of broadcasting via satellite, GOtv broadcasts from TV masts, sending encrypted digital signals to ...  [Read more]

App spotlight: DStv Guide for Android
Saturday, January 14th, 2012

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 for any movie, show or sporting event The nifty app is only 575KB and ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

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 feature movies, series and music. According to Wikipedia: Swahili (known in Swahili itself as ...  [Read more]

DStv Mobile on your laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod
Monday, May 30th, 2011

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 a new device called Drifta, that should increase patronage for DStv Mobile. The DStv Drifta is essentially an adapter. It ...  [Read more]

Sunday, May 1st, 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 http://bigbrotherafrica.dstv.com Sponsored by Coca-Cola, this edition is exclusive to DStv Premium, DStv Compact and DStv Mobile ...  [Read more]

How to view free-to-air channels on DSTV decoder DSD1110 in Southern Africa
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

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 reading. Procedure (Method) Press the MENU button on the remote. The following will be displayed (on the TV): MAIN MENU 1 Information Control 2 Parental ...  [Read more]

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

With the dish there are two parameters; Dish Alignment Alignment can be along two axis: Horizontal .  Left to right adjustment. Vertical .  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 low frequencies like “C” band. Good during severe rain storms. Smaller disks works better for High ...  [Read more]

e.TV Africa comes to DStv
Monday, December 13th, 2010

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 2010 at 12:00hrs GMT, its pan-African service e.tv africa would be available on DStv. The ...  [Read more]

How much are you willing to pay for DStv Mobile?
Thursday, November 4th, 2010

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 telecasting the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup and other major soccer tournaments in most African countries. I have ...  [Read more]

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

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 14 African countries come together to compete 24/7 for 91 days in the search for the ultimate winner prize ...  [Read more]