Monthly Archives: November 2016

Bounce TV inked broadcasting deal for sub-Saharan Africa and Francophone Africa

Bounce TV, the American digital multicast television network targeting African Americans, is out to syndicate its original content with two distinguished programme licensing agreements, with Viacom International Media Networks and Afrostream. The deal is a multiyear one covering multiple platforms, with Viacom International Media Networks licensing the rights to Saints & Sinners, In The Cut, [...]

Canal+ bags African Disney deal  

  Canal+, the French premium cable television channel, has signed the deal with The Walt Disney Company for a slew of movies and series to be aired over the Francophone territories of the sub-Saharan Africa. The latest release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will also be included. The rights to the classic Disney Studios titles, [...]

StarTimes strikes deals with Ghana Football Association

StarTimes, the pay-TV operator in Africa has inked an innovative deal with the Ghana Football Association. The partnership allows StarTimes the media rights of the Ghana Premier League, the Gala, the national Division One League, the MTN FA Cup, the Ghana Womens League and the Ghana Juvenile League. This deal will be valid for the [...]

Kwesé to air content from Red Arrow International

New titles will now be available on Econet Medias Kwesé. The company has acquired several titles from Red Arrow International, the TV distributor of scripted, factual and formatted shows from a worldwide network of in-house production companies, outstanding third-party producers and digital-content partners. The new content will be available on the pay-TV and Catch-up platforms [...]

Discovery Networks reveals programming for 2016-2017

The entertainment company, Discovery Networks Africa, has unveiled its programming slate during its Upfront event in Johannesburg, hosted by Lee Hobbs, the VP of Brand and Content, Discovery Networks CEEMEA and other eminent guests. Hobbs commented: In 2017 we are getting closer to our African audiences with several brand new series across our portfolio featuring [...]

Vivacom partners with Eutelsat to launch platform for satellite TV in Africa

Vivacom, the brand name of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, has partnered with Eutelsat, the French-based satellite provider. They will soon introduce a platform for satellite transmission of TV channels for Africa which is likely to start in December. Earlier this month, Vivacom has presented to its partners and customers a wholly renovated teleport Plan. It [...]

GOtv launches two new channels, R2TV and Tiwa ‘n’ Tiwa

GOtv, the low-cost pay-TV channel provider now has two new channels added to its bouquets; Royal Roots Television (R2TV) and Tiwa n Tiwa. The first one is an entertainment channel accessible around the clock and broadcasted in English language, the second channel is a music and lifestyle one in Yoruba language. The two channels are [...]

DStv launches Televista and Trybe channels

MultiChoices DStv, the pay-TV platform in Africa has revealed the launching of two channels namely Trybe and Televista, to be available on its platform. While Televista is available on DStv channel 194, Trybe is available on DStv channel 195. Televista is accessible on all DStv packages. It offers Telenovelas from across the globe and African [...]

Kwesé Sports to air COSAFA 2016/2017 competition

Kwesé Sports, the sports content platform of Econet Media, has bagged a unique one-year deal with the Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) with the option of another extension two years. The Cosafa U20 and Womens Tournament will be served to the sports enthusiasts across sub-Saharan Africa. Kwesé Sports owning both pay TV and [...]