Posts Tagged ‘kenya’
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]

Fly540: the budget airline for African destinations?
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Too many people in Africa happen to fall within the low-income bracket. Thus, one would expect budget airlines to be commonplace on this continent, catering for the masses. This is not so. Budget airlines are rather common in high-income countries of Western Europe, North America, India and many Asian countries. The relatively few airlines that ply major African cities do so at rather exorbitant fares. As of 21 Nov 2011 7:30am GMT: a return ...  [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]

Android Market paid Apps now accessible to 26 African countries
Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Google recently announced that more smartphone users on the Android platform in some 99 countries now have access to paid apps in their official apps store, Android Market. The newly-added countries include 26 African countries including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. The Android users in this category had hitherto been restricted to free apps only, from the Android Market. From the official press release: Today ...  [Read more]

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I got a tip through a comment from a reader of this blog. I am republishing the comment verbatim because I have verified the information. Sehemu-Nyeti wrote from Kenya: PayPal users in the following African countries can now receive money: Malawi, Algeria, Mozambique, Lesotho, Morocco, Botswana and Seychelles. Whats even better for them (unlike those from South Africa and Kenya) is that they can withdraw directly to a debit card which is a ...  [Read more]

Featured: The Kenyan Boys Choir
Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Running an e-commerce enterprise from Africa is anything but easy. This makes my week days unenviable and so I make it a duty to relax on weekends, and start my Saturdays with cool music videos. This Saturday morning was no exception. I was flipping through the music TV channels offered by DStv when I stumbled on an unfamiliar rendition of Paul Simon's Homeless. The group singing was obviously youthful and certainly didn't look like LadySmith ...  [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]

Africa’s most innovative and progressive mobile conference to debut in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2011
Monday, December 13th, 2010

I had the pleasure of attending Mobile Web East Africa in Nairobi Kenya, earlier this year 2010. The event turned out to be well-patronized with mobility experts mostly from East Africa descending on Nairobi for the two-day conference. Granted that we all know the impact of mobile telecoms in Africa, the Kenya event further opened my eyes to the bright reality as the industry players were at hand to share the detailed industry statistics and ...  [Read more]

Smart TV launches in Kenya
Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Swedish firm Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB), operators of the Smart TV brand, have extended their digital TV service to residents of Kenya. The service was fully launched today, following a pilot phase that began since June 2010. The pay TV operator is aiming to offer affordable TV to Kenya, and revolutionize the market. Capital FM quotes NGB Kenya Chief Executive Officer Dan Kagwe as saying: "We have got a product that we believe suits ...  [Read more]