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| Umayrah Ramjan | August 17th, 2018
Netflix will broadcast on September 7 "City of Joy", a documentary about a center eponymous welcoming women survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC. The information has just been provided by a press release from the American giant video-on-demand. The documentary is based on the improbable friendship that develops between the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege (photo), nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016, Eve Ensler, author of the Vagina Monologues, and a charismatic Congolese ri...

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| August 16th, 2018

DTT rolling out in Free State

According to a government press release, the Department of Communications has sped up to deliver digital migration benefits to residents of the Free State by teaming up with broadcasters including ...
| August 14th, 2018

Kenya Television Network launches KTN Burudani

After the launch of the 24-hour KTN News three years ago, the Kenya Television Network has a third station in works. The Road-based Television network from Mombasa will be launching a new entert...
| August 13th, 2018

Ivory Coast to complete digital migration by 2020

In Ivory Coast, Sidi Tiémoko Touré (photo), the Minister of Communication launched, on August 8, the construction work of the national network of digital terrestrial television (DTT). The event too...
| August 10th, 2018

Naspers new video entertainment unit in SA

Naspers is bringing a video entertainment unit to run the Showmax and DStv Now services in South Africa. The video unit will also aid in developing new OTT services for the MultiChoice group. Nicla...

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APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, announced a strategic alliance with Kwesé Sports to promote African rugby ...
Kenya’s Wananchi Group, the owner of pay television firm Zuku, has removed free-to-air (FTA) channels from its subscription list for Tanzanian customers in o...
The network revealed, according to The Media Online, its latest news and previewed its upcoming programming. Van der Veer, General Manager of the Network sai...
iWayAfrica, the pan-African provider of satellite telecommunications solutions in Africa, announced on August 8, 2018 the signing of a commercial contract wi...
A week after the TCRA warned Multichoice Tanzania Ltd against airing FTA TV channels on its subscription list, the company took appropriate measures to abide...
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has bagged a 10-year broadcast and sponsorship agreement with pan-African pay-television operator StarT...
It is over seven months since Sports Broadcasting Limited (SBL), were unveiled at Kampala Serena Hotel as new television sponsors for the Uganda Premier Leag...
Tanzania’s telecommunications regulator is planning to suspend the license of Multichoice, owned by Naspers, for continuing to carry free-to-air channels. ...
On the 1st of August 2018, the news of the acquisition of Thomson Broadcast by Groupe Sipromad. This acquisition is a continuation of the international growt...
The Chinese-owned pay TV operator, StarTimes, announced a price slash in its subscription fee for its classic bouquet as from September 1. The bouquet includ...
The 10th edition of the Tour of Rwanda, the annual meeting of African cycling enthusiasts, will be held this year from August 5 to 12, 2018. Canal +, partner...
Streaming exclusively on Showmax, Succession will hit South Africa soon, a show that suggests just the opposite in its skewering of the Roy family, one of th...
The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) hosted a public consultative meeting on the Code of Conduct for Broadcasting Service licensees. ...
In Gabon, the High Authority for Communication (HAC) yesterday lifted the 30-day suspension imposed on the private television channel Media +. As a reminder,...
Mondo TV, Italian producer/distributor, has signed a two-year deal with Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC3 to air an Arabic-language version of its new CGI-anim...
BBC Studios has signed a partnership with BeIN Media Group to scout opportunities for the co-development, co-production and distribution of content in Qatar,...
Ooredoo has released an enhanced digital SIM for its new Shababiah prepaid plan to allowing more customers to enjoy the internet. For just 7.79 USD until 1 N...
Turner Broadcasting-owned children’s pay TV channel Cartoon Network has launched an initiative to create an animated comedy for its viewers in Africa.Turner ...
All 32 matches of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup will be broadcasted live on DStv and GOtv and across SuperSport’s online and digital platforms. The bia...
On July 26, the broadcasting group Hit Radio obtained two audiovisual licenses. The company publishing the eponymous radio will launch Télé Jeunesse and Télé...
Viettel, the Vietnamese telecom group, has unveiled its interest in the Ethiopian telecom market. This follows from the forthcoming opening of the capital of...
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has decided to entrust the mobile operator Airtel with the management of its competitor K2 Telecom, which was clos...
Teleology Holdings, appointed in February 2018 the preferred bidder for the acquisition of mobile operator 9mobile, has been given additional time to finaliz...
Of the six companies in the race for the acquisition of the majority of the capital of the incumbent carrier Uganda Telecom (UTL), the Mauritian incumbent, M...
In Gabon, the High Authority for Communication (HAC) suspended for 30 days the private television channel Media +. According to the allegations of officials ...
Frehiwot Tamiru has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopia’s state-run telecommunications company, Ethio Telecom.Frehiwot had previous...
Google has introduced its free Wi-Fi service for Nigerians, the Google Station, in Ikeja, Lekki and other parts of Lagos.The company’s country director in Ni...
Mobile operator Vodacom Mozambique has renewed telecommunications licence. With a validity of 15 years, this new license replaces the last held by the teleco...
A new TV travel series Quest’s World of Wonder will be available on CNN presented by journalist Richard Quest.Quest, who will also visit Kenya aboard the ina...
Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) Ghana, will introduce the seventh season of its ‘MTN Hitmmaker’ reality show on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.The MTN Hitmak...
Popular radio and television personality, Eyram Bashan, will present a new and exciting television programme dubbed The Starr Woman Show on GHOne TV starting...
Premier League club Manchester United have extended TV channel distribution platforms to streaming services Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. The club...
The latest travel documentary to roll out on Netflix explores dark tourism, which sees visitors flock to places traditionally associated with death, destruct...
In a bid to boost its West African operations, Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced the launch of Universal Music Nigeria. The new division will operate...
French pay-TV Canal Plus and Fox’s Europe and Africa are working together on a series adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel “The War of the Worlds.” The sh...
Internet TV company TV2U International is to expand its African commercial ambitions by signing a licensing agreement with Africa Enterprise Media Group (AEM...
The news of subscribers paying for two months subscription are getting 60 more days of free connectivity has been warmly received by television customers. Th...
Ethiopians may soon experience M-Pesa, the famous mobile payment service of Kenyan mobile phone operator Safaricom. According to sources quoted by Reuters, t...
Internet provider AfricaOnline has started offering its high-speed Internet services via its new wireless network in Namibia. Through this new network platfo...
Ooredoo Qatar has announced a summer offer on its Ooredoo TV service, available until 16 September. New TV customers receive two months access to premium add...
The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has tasked stakeholders in the Digital Switch Over (DSO) to carry out a detailed research to un...
Discovery’s TV documentary about the rescue of the 12 Thailand boys and their 25-year old soccer coach that attracted audiences worldwide in early-July will ...
African music app Boomplay Music registered 29 million users and 10 million installations via Google Play in 1 week. Speaking during a press conference in...
Moov telecoms operator is the latest in Togo to launch 4G services and aims to attract 200,000 users on its 4G network by the end of 2018. The operator discl...
The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) confirmed that the news channel Vila Kasi does not have the license to broadcast. The news fell as Mzw...
A Dubai-based Chinese TV channel will bridge China and the UAE by dubbing all their programs in Arabic. China-Arab TV was founded in 2014 and has been target...
From 6AM on Monday 16 July 2018, viewers get their very first look at the refreshed eNCA channel as well as the new anchor line up that will be bringing them...
As from August 1, millions of Nigerian subscribers to services of the Digital Satellite Television (DStv) operated by South Africa's MultiChoice will be payi...