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| Umayrah Ramjan | July 16th, 2018
Dubai-based content developer, producer and distributor, Arab format lab, has launched the Saudi Format lab – an alliance between nine Saudi Arabia-based startup media companies specialised in content creation and audiovisual production services. Khulud Abu Homos, CEO of Arab Format Lab said, “We are teaming up with like-minded Saudi entrepreneurs to create local content with global appeal. Our mission is to create local Saudi content with positive social messages on an international level...

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| July 13th, 2018

DStv subscribers will have access to all SuperSport channels for 18 days

MultiChoice is giving access to its entire set of SuperSport channels for lower-tiered DStv subscribers in South Africa, as well as in other African countries, for 18 days between 13 and 31 July.Wh...
| July 12th, 2018

‘Real Housewives of Johannesburg’ is set to debut in South Africa

The show debuts on August 3 at 7pm on 1Magic. Viewers will have a chance to see the glamorous and wealthy Johannesburg women; taking a tour into their wardrobes and get VIP access to their lavish p...
| July 11th, 2018

MultiChoice will soon launch 4K-streaming in SA

In May, MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela declared that the African pay-tv giant is working to launch a dishless DStv streaming-only service in 2019 that will closely replicate the existing DStv direct-...
| July 10th, 2018

Hit entertainment The Sing-Off set to come to Nigeria

Montage Media Group, a leading media consultancy and investment company has taken the Nigerian rights to Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) hit talent format The Sing-Off. The Sing-Off, distributed i...

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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...
Netflix is bringing together 47 comedians from 13 regions for a stand-up comedy event series that will premiere in 2019. Loyiso Gola, Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Mo...
A statement was made by Marcel Tchobo, technical adviser to the media Minister of the digital economy and communication stating that TNT will be available by...
TVC Communications, owners of TVC, TVC News, Max FM and Adaba FM has been named ‘Innovative Media Company of the Year’ at the 15th edition of the Marketing E...
DStv will beam special pop-up channel to celebrate and honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Tata Madiba. DStv’s Mandela 100 Tribute Channel will be av...
9mobile has gone one step towards reaffirming itself as one of the most innovative telco with the launch of 9pay. This is an operator-billed payment platform...
Telecom Togo (Moov), subsidiary of Maroc Telecom officially launched the 4G in Lomé and its outskirts. Subscribers were therefore the first to experience the...
MultiChoice Ghana has launched its newly developed DSTV business lite to reduce the amount targeted customers; thus, medium to low companies have to pay for ...
StarTimes and SMiT collaborate to launch CI Plus 1.3 CAM with an operator profile function on the African market.Commenting on the development, Bingyu Xiang,...
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) appointed Madoda Mxakwe as its new group chief executive officer (GCEO) and Yolande van Biljon as its chief...
Streaming service Netflix has set out to find heroes in South Africa who solve societal issues and go out of their way to make their communities a little bet...
Subscribers across the Middle East were left with one less option for viewing indie and underground cinema with the unannounced closure of OSN’s Movies Festi...
DStv will introduce new TV series‚ The Wild Ones which offers an exciting journey in the center of the South African landscape by focusing on heart-warming a...
Ethiopia’s private television channels: Ethiopian News Network (ENN) might have to pull the plug off. The executives of the TV station have spoken to all of ...
Middle East based SVOD provider, Starz Play has communicated that the fifth season of Power has launched exclusively on the app on July 2. The release stated...
The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is taking the lead with its plans to open up the pay-TV market amid objections by MultiChoice, the dom...
Trimoo, the entertainment company represented by Talal bin Mohamed Trading (TBMT) in Qatar, has officially announced Ooredoo as the exclusive telecommunicati...
The renowned grass court event from London will be broadcasted in MENA live in three languages – Arabic, English and French – across 11 beIN channels.HD9’s D...
Ooredoo is providing customers with an enhanced digital experience through new options and benefits. Along with the introduction of new features, customers c...
DSTV Delicious brings all the big names in music, both locally and internationally and over the years, they have brought crowds the likes of Common, TKZee, C...
In celebration of one hundred years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, DStv will add a tribute pop up channel. The Mandela 100 Tribute pop-up channel (DStv 1...
MultiChoice ends partnership with axe media mogul Mo Abudu's EbonyLife TV (DStv 165) channel from the end of June from its DStv satellite pay-TV platform in ...
StarTimes is in the process of providing 10,000 villages in Africa with satellite television sets in its bid to improve access to information on the continen...
OSN is offering more ways to stay entertained during the World cup by lining up programming for all the family. Series like 1 to 7 of Game of Thrones, Oscar-...
Etisalat announced an offer of six-month free access to 'Apple Music' for its postpaid customers, granting them access to tens of millions of songs via iPhon...
Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says the review of the public broadcasting policy will start with the review of the SABC.This includes, among other...
In Ivory Coast, Xavier Niel, the boss of Free, could launch a Pay-TV service before the end of the year. The French operator was supposed to obtain, in early...
Wasafi TV joined cable network StarTimes. Tanzanian popstar and Wasafi CEO Diamond Platnumz made the announcement during a press conference at the Slipway Ho...
Multichoice Zimbabwe is looking for aspiring film directors, sound engineers, and scriptwriters to enter the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) which offers th...
Kwesé, Pan-African broadcast network is initiating new ways of delivering broadcasting services in a process that will transform and reshape the African narr...
Ooredoo’s new Business App is proving a big hit, offering its Business-to-Business customers more control over their accounts through a wide array of service...
Kwesé iflix, the Joint Venture of Econet Media, Africa’s pan-regional media company and broadcast network has announced the launch of its premier digital ent...
iflix allied with youth culture media company Complex Networks, to produce localized versions of its video series such as Sneaker Shopping and Complex Closet...
South African mobile group MTN says that it is planning to introduce new services in Namibia this August.MTN Namibia executive Hester Marais said that the op...
For the first time on South African television screens across all broadcasters, e.tv will broadcast the highly-acclaimed Oprah Winfrey Network's Greenleaf. T...
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, may set up a regulatory framework for the control of over-the-top (OTT) techno...
Vodacom introduced a new data ticket that enables users with access to DStv Now, allowing them to control their data spend more effectively.Like the tickets ...
The television channel Vision 4 will soon join the Togolese audiovisual landscape. The information was communicated on June 13, after a hearing granted by th...
WorldRemit, the digital money transfer service, has signed a deal with Pan-African broadcaster Kwesé TV to use the power of football to scale up its global o...
Morocco public broadcaster Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) has obtained the green light for the broadcasting rights for 22 intern...
Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Egypt, is set to launch, on June 21, 2017, the bouquet will be called Pbs Sports, a program devoted entirely to sport to co...
StarTimes Ghana Limited, broadcast right owner of the Zylofon Cash Ghana Premier League declared that they will still be committed to covering the league and...
MultiChoice Africa, the video entertainment services provider, recently announced a bold new Pan-African social investment initiative the MultiChoice Talent ...
Saudi Telecom multimedia subsidiary Intigral has partnered with ARRIS International to provide cutting-edge products and services for its first digital enter...
The South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC) declared that SABC News is reimagining and rebranding its programming across its television, radio and onl...
Egypt's National Media Authority reported that they will beam 22 games of 2018 World Cup games including pharaohs matches to meet the Egyptian fans demands o...
Started a few months ago, the process of restitution of TV and radio frequencies, plundered in Congo by neighboring DRC, is now complete. Lambert Mende Omala...
VIVA Bahrain, a telecom services operator in the kingdom introduced the first live and public 5G network demonstration in the kingdom ahead of its deployment...