Posts Tagged ‘tv’
Amazon.com is on Fire!
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Amazon.com is on Fire, literally and figuratively. The trend has been to consume TV shows, blockbuster movies and music - over the internet - where access to decent broadband and a HDTV is not a problem. After all, who wants to rely on the good-old TV stations' schedule to enjoy their favourite movie/show or go through the trouble of downloading pirated content like those juveniles? As of today, there are a wide variety of streaming boxes ...  [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]

What is encryption in general?
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

In very basic terms, encryption is a way to send a message, satellite signal, vehicle remote, documents in code. The only person who can decode the message is the person with the correct decryption key.  Encryption is especially important if you are trying to block satellite signals (DSTV channels) from people who should not be able get access unless they have pay for viewing.  Like digital signatures, public-key encryption utilizes software ...  [Read more]

What is Free-to-Air (FTA)?
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Free to air is an expression used to describe both television and radio broadcasts that are not encrypted. This enables anyone; With a satellite dish to pick up these TV programs without subscribing to a cable or satellite company. With an ordinary radio to pickup and listen to radio programs. When first radio and then television began, virtually all programs on the networks were free to air and could be listened to or viewed by anyone in ...  [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]

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]

A review of Smart TV (a digital terrestial TV service in Ghana)
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

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 TV is available in Ghana and is on the verge of commercial launch in Kenya and Uganda. Smart TV is a brand owned by ...  [Read more]

Why is CRTV (Ghana) off-air?
Saturday, November 13th, 2010

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 a new service with 50 TV channels on Ghanaian radio for some time now. I would share the parameters to that new satellite as soon ...  [Read more]

Multi TV Ghana to offer HD TV channels
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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, a new digital satellite multichannel TV station in Ghana, is launching a ...  [Read more]