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 […]

Fly540: the budget airline for African destinations?


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 […]

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 […]

Android Market paid Apps now accessible to 26 African countries

Google Nexus S is Google's flagship smartphone on the Android platform

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 […]

More African countries can now receive money via PayPal

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 […]

Featured: The Kenyan Boys Choir

The Kenyan Boys Choir in action

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 […]

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 […]

Africa’s most innovative and progressive mobile conference to debut in Lagos, Nigeria in February 2011

Harnessing the potential of the internet and applications on mobile devices

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 […]

Smart TV launches in Kenya

Smart TV Kenya

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 […]