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 […]

Infinity TV (Nigeria) goes premium

Infinity TV

Infinity TV, a direct-to-home satellite TV service on Astra 2B has gone premium. Most of the channels they offer which have hitherto been free since early 2010 are now encrypted. This is not much of a surprise since Infinity TV had always set-out to be a premium service. Their TV channels currently include: 9JA TV […]

e.TV Africa comes to DStv

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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 […]

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 […]

A review of Smart TV (a digital terrestial TV service in Ghana)

A Smart TV receiver

I have monitored the Smart TV service for a while now, having obtained the Smart TV receiver two weeks ago. The following review is based on my personal experience using the service. What is Smart TV? Smart TV is a pan-African brand providing tailor-made and affordable pay TV solutions to consumers across Africa. Currently Smart […]

Why is CRTV (Ghana) off-air?

CRTV Ghana

Crown Royals TV (CRTV) broadcasts its programmes from the Astra 2B satellite to Ghana and the rest of West Africa, until a few weeks ago. Reasons for CRTV going off-air are not clear at this time. Its possible they have left Astra 2B to whichever satellite is hosting their “50 channels”. They have been advertising […]

Multi TV Ghana to offer HD TV channels

Multi TV Ghana

The ink has since dried on a deal signed between Multimedia Group Ltd (MGL) operators of Multi TV and Broadcast Solutions Africa and local representatives of Grass Valley (broadcast equipment manufacturers), to add High Definition (HD) TV channels to Multi TV’s current bouquet of TV channels. From broadcastengineering.com, Multimedia Group (MGL), operator of Multi TV, […]

free2view, another free digital satellite TV for Africa

free2view channels

free2view is not exactly new – it has been in existence for years. They have been lurking in the shadows for a while now, but relaunched properly some months ago with a mission of capturing former GTV subscribers. Before now, free2view had been at loggerheads with ICASA, South Africa’s regulatory body in charge of broadcasting, […]