OVY Network eyes Malawi for television services

Ovy Network gearing itself to become the best TV beaming channel Operator in the SADC region will soon be operating Pay TV in Zambia and Malawi, but would offer free view and pay TV for Botswana viewers. OVY Network

According to George Kavwenje, the Group CEO for Ovy Network said the new project was mooted in 2014 and is running trials from the 21th of August 2015.

“We are running trials which started in August and then we go commercial services on the 17th of October. We will be facing a satellite called E7B and with this, you will be able to receive signals at 7 degrees east,” explained Kavwenje.

He added that they have so far acquired capacity saturating a full transponder from EutelSat which will enable them to carry 40 SD channels. “These will be available in Botswana and all the other countries in Africa.”

On regulatory requirements in all countries they intent to operate he said “We have satisfied the local Botswana Communications and Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) for the set-top-box(decoders) for this country and our decoder is very dynamic in that it is a PVR which enables you to watch satellite, DDT and IPTV, all in one.”

The Group CEO also hinted that recently, OVY Network and Filmbox International which is a unit of SPI International Group have entered into a distribution contract.

As per the deal, he said eight channels from FilmBox will be distributed across Africa through OVYtv in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“The channels include two movie channels, FilmBox Africa and FilmBox Arthouse; FightBox, a martial arts channel; Fast’nFunBox, sports channel; DocuBox, a documentary channel; FashionBox, fashion channel; 360TuneBox, a music channel; and MadscreenBox, a live, interactive game channel with family-oriented entertainment.” He explains

Berk Uziyel, Executive Director for Filmbox International said were excited to expand their footprint in Africa.

“So far our channels have been performing very well throughout the region. This is why our partner OVY Network decided to carry eight of them on its OVYtv platform in multiple territories,” Uziyel added.

OVYtv has over 45 channels and promises to introduce more.

OVY Network is a world-class Telecoms and Media Broadcast provider of comprehensive delivery, production, content management and end-to-end transmission services to TV, radio and data channels using its extensive integrated worldwide satellite, fiber and Internet communications network. It is the world-class leading independent data, voice and IP provider in Southern Africa with offices in South Africa, Zambia and headquartered in Botswana.

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6 years ago

So far Multichoice is leading the pay television services with broadcasting of EPL. I do not think anyone can beat them. If you do not have DSTv then just have a free to air decorder.

Chipeta Here!!
6 years ago

Gud staff. Hope the sporting component will carry live EPL matches. if not they should hung.

Here we go again
Here we go again
6 years ago

Too heavy can you put it righter pliz!!!

6 years ago

It is just me or this article is just too technical for people to understand.

6 years ago


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