Monthly Archives: November 2016

ETV Africa seals the deal with GRB Entertainment for crime series

ETV Africa, the terrestrial television channel in South Africa, has bagged the deal with GRB Entertainment. The TV channel has acquired the four seasons of the On the Case, a true-crime series which has been sold in more than 130 countries. The series revolves around mysteries of murder which are being explored through in-depth interviews [...]

ICFLIX teams up with VIVA

Icflix, the internet streaming and VOD platform service in the Middle East African (MENA) region has partnered with VIVA, the telecom operator in Kuwait. The collection of Iclfixs contents will be available to both prepaid and post-paid customers of VIVA with a monthly fee of 2.4 KWD (7.87 USD). A free-trial of one month is [...]

MultiChoice brings Nigerian festivals pop-up channel

MultiChoice, the pay-TV operator in Africa is bringing the Nigerian Festivals pop-up channel to its viewers as from November 21 2016 to January 2 next year. The channel will be dedicated to showcasing Nigerian music and worship festivals. It will be broadcasted on DStv channel 198. To begin, there will be the coverage of The [...]

StarTimes brings Integrated Digital TV set in Nigeria  

  StarTimes, the pay-TV network in Nigeria, has revealed a new option for its Nigerian customers. The company has launched the integrated HD digital TV set. The television product is available in three sizes with in-built decoders integrated with the television. The product will be equipped with more than 100 pay TV channels alongside free-to-air [...]

AfroSport TV to be launched in Cameroon

AfroSport TV, a new sports channel will be launched in Cameroon. Medicam Limited, a multi-national investment and development team, has acquired the TV rights for the channel by the Ministry of Communications Authorization. Cable distribution deals have already been signed by the company with TV cam and SWE Cable. Further, other deals with 12 companies [...]

Du introduces TV service on Apple TV

Du, the telecom operator in the United Arab Emirates, has revealed about the launch of its TV service on Apple TV via their TV app, du View. 200 live TV channels alongside TV shows, kids content and movies from du will be accessible to users on Apple TV. Fahad Al Hassawi, the chief commercial officer [...]

Kwesé TV secures titles from FreemantleMedia International

Econet Medias Kwesé TV, has sealed the deal with FreemantleMedia International, the global content company. The free-to-air television channel has acquired the pay-TV and catch-up rights for a slew of titles, including The Eighties, from FreemantleMedia International. Alongside the afore mentioned title, Kwesé TV has obtained the rights over two other titles namely; The Sixties [...]

Ericsson’s Nuvu to screen content from 20th Century Fox Television Distribution

A multi-year feature film deal has been signed between Ericsson and the international content distributor, 20th Century Fox. The pact will benefit Nuvu, the subscription video-on-demand (VOD) service of Ericsson across the sub-Saharan African countries. Content will include famous titles such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Fault in Our Stars, The [...]

BBC World service expansion includes 6 new African language services

BBC, the British public broadcaster has revealed its biggest expansion since 1940. The company is launching 11 new language services among which are six African languages for 2017. This includes Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Tigrinya, Igbo, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin. The first and second mentioned language is widely spoken in Ethiopia and Afaan Oromo is also [...]