Monthly Archives: September 2016

Shigalo residents in South Africa to received subsidized STBs

The Minister of Communication in South Africa Faith Muthambi revealed that the government will connect poor households in Shigalo region onto the grid of the broadcasting digital migration platform, where they will get more channels with perfect digital reception.   “The much awaited digital migration programme continues to be a reality… this afternoon, poor households [...]

Vubiquity brings Australian drama ‘the code’ to Africa and Middle East

Vubiquity, the global provider of premium content services signed a deal with DCD Rights to bring award-winning Australian drama series The Code to the Middle East and Africa. The deal is the latest licensing deals for critically acclaimed content signed by Vubiquity which demonstrates the company success in securing quality content as a video-on-demand (VOD) [...]

YouTube introduces hub for Arabic TV series

YouTube launched a new hub called Mosalsalat which features more than 500 of the most iconic Arabic television series dating back to 1962 from across the Middle East and North Africa. Users will be able to browse through more than 7,000 hours of Arabic series on YouTube, from any device, anywhere. The hub categorises shows [...]

Icflix partners SLA Digital for direct billing in middle east

Icflix, the internet streaming service in the Middle East and North African region, is teaming up with SLA Digital for the delivery of direct carrier billing for a greater number of customers in the Middle East regions. Both prepaid and post-paid users will be able to subscribers and have access to the companys content library [...]

Arabic series productions this year mainly include dramas

An analysis has been performed over 24 production houses in five Arabic countries, recently, by Arab Advisors Group. Series produced in 2015 and in the first seven months of 2016, 97 in all have been analysed. A total of 50 Arabic television series was produced in 2015 while 47 were produced in the first seven [...]

STARZ Play partners STC for content boost

Starz Play, the OTT service provider, has collaborated with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the telecom operator in Saudi Arabia. This partnership will bring viewers a whole new content collection, over 5000 hours of movies, kids entertainment and same time US TV series. Content will be available in full HD and 4K. A free trial [...]

MultiChoice’s BoxOffice offers Bollywood content on DStv

Indian content lovers in Africa will be thrilled with this new development of MultiChoice in October. The video-on-demand movie rental service of MultiChoice, BoxOffice, will be providing its subscribers with content from the Bollywood world on the October 12. The collection will include both Hindi and Tamil content and more Bollywood movies will be added [...]

HBO’s Westworld premiered on OSN

Westworld, the science fiction thriller television series by HBO, will be premiered on October 3, this year, on OSN Play and OSN On Demand. The series will be available on OSN First HD-Home, as well, on the same day. The series was created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and inspired by 1973 motion picture [...]

NTV Uganda launches edutainment show  

  NTV Uganda has freshly generated content of purely Ugandan origin for youngsters. It has revealed a youth edutainment series which have as target topics about relationships, together with journalism, puppetry and animation. The 30-minute show, Chicken and chips which is aired every Sunday, combines music videos, interviews, puppet scenes, animation and performances which stay [...]

Econet’s FTA channel Kwese Sports now in Rwanda  

  Econet Medias branded portfolio Kwese Sports, have something up its sleeves for the Rwandans. The African broadcaster will be showcasing its free to air (FTA) channel Kwese Free Sports in the region. Both local and unique content from across the globe will be available. Sports including football leagues such as Premier League, Brazil Serie [...]