Togo looks to secure share of US$10bn China fund to advance digital migration

Countries are progressing with letters of exchange to launch project.
Michael Malakata
Sep 17, 2019

Zambia deports TopStar CEO

Yi Jian is understood to have fallen out with authorities over alleged public criticism of authorities and a loan agreement in place with China.
Nov 6, 2018

TopStar has roles in Zambia's digital migration curtailed

Consumer protection body wants national broadcaster to serve as content provider.
Jun 29, 2018

US$10 billion satellite TV project launched in Zambia

Chinese firms at the forefront of Southern African country's digital migration.
Mar 23, 2018

Zambia's govt vows to address digital migration scandal

Southern Africa Network Against Corruption describes TopStar deal as "one of the worst financial scandals in modern day Zambia."

Zambia's govt under pressure to explain StarTimes contract

Civil society organisation demands answers from authorities on single-source approach and breakdown of US$273m loan.

Zambia breaks records in digital migration

Information and broadcasting services minister says country is the first to acquire 500,000 decoders.
Aug 24, 2017

Fight for control of Zambia's digital TV market intensifies

Operators compete for market share as country nears October digital migration deadline.
Jun 1, 2017

High Court rules in favour of MultiChoice Zambia

Judge Gertrude Chawatama says matter should proceed to trial.
May 29, 2017

Zambia's digital migration given US$273m boost

Southern African country has loan agreement in place with the Chinese government.
Apr 4, 2017

Zambia's TopStar targets national coverage by December

Chinese digital TV services provider wants signal coverage in 10 provincial centres by year-end.