Monthly Archives: April 2017

SuperSport and GinxTV bring E-sport content to Africa

SuperSport, the South African group of TV channels owned by Multichoice and carried through DStv satellite announced a partnership with the international channel dedicated to eSports. This deal will bring international high level esport competitions as well as local events such as MSSA Online inter-school provincial championships or the rAge Expo. Gideon Khobane, CEO [...]

Millimages sealed deal in MENA

Millimages, the French animation studio sold 200 hours of animated series to various VOD platforms in the MENA. MENA is a new Eldorado for the digital market. There is a huge demand for 3D CGI content in this region. Buyers look for high quality programs to fill in their large kids slots, commented Millimages Regional [...]

SPI buys Kenyan show rights for their African based movie channel

SPI international the global TV operator acquired diffusion rights from Insignia Productions to Kenyan popular show New Beginnings the drama will soon be aired on SPIs FilmBox Africa. The contract covers 52 episodes of the weekly show about a trio love affair. This acquisition will be added to African original show present on the FilmBox [...]

Iflix signed deal with Front Row in MENA

Iflix the Malaysian SVOD service sealed a deal with Front Row Filmed Entertainment, a Middle East distributors to have the exclusive right for the TV show called Tough Luck. Iflix will be co-producer of the series with other major players such as Front Row, KNCC and Shadow Communications. The show will be launched during Ramadan [...]

129000 STB to face total blackout in Nigeria

Digital TV migrants in Jos the capital of the Plateau state face a total blackout of their STB distributed by the government. The number of devices affected by this catastrophe is up to 420000. These STB were distributed for free at the dawn of digital migration in Nigeria. Commissioner for Information and Communication Nazif Muhammad [...]

BOCRA in Botswana issues two pay-per-view TV licenses

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has issued two TV broadcasting licences under Subscription Management Service (SMS) category to Mediacore Botswana and Harrington Square under Star Times name. Thari Pheko BOCRA’s CEO declared The Communications Regulatory Act defines the Subscription Management Service as a broadcasting service. It is, therefore, one of the broadcasting licence categories [...]

Yahlive sealed broadcasting deal with Tajikistan’s government

Yahlive the UEA satellite broadcasting company signed an agreement with the Tajikistan government to broadcast six Tajikistan government-run channels across its East Beam covering the Middle East and South West Asia. This latest tie-up will see the addition of six popular Tajik-language channels covering news and entertainment including Tojikiston, Safina, Bahoriston, Jahonnamo, Sinamo and TV [...]

StarTimes in Rwanda targeting 400000 subscribers

The Chinese Pay TV operator is targeting 400 000 households in Rwanda that could acquire a digital TV following the company investment of US $ 92 million in the country. The project has been described by Rwandas ambassador in China as a partnership in order to increase penetration and access to information in rural areas [...]