New South African Pay TV service ?

Black Earth Communications on Thursday announced in a statement that it had formally applied for a commercial broadcasting licence with the Botswana National Broadcasting Board and was awaiting the outcome of its application for a new subscription Pay TV service to Africa that will operate out of Gaborone Botswana.Andrew Jones, spokesperson for the venture, said the new service, which will be called Black Entertainment Satellite Television or BEStv, would offer viewers initially between 5 and 10 channels and cost less than R100 a month.Once in place, the company plans to scale very quickly to a service that will offer viewers a sampling of between 100 and 300 new channels not available on DStv with no significant rate to fin24 article


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