Monthly Archives: August 2017

Broadcast deal signed between Kwese and IAAF

After bagging an exclusive agreement with ESPN, Econet Medias Kwese is bringing the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) competitions on the TV platform in sub-Saharan Africa as from 2018.  The procured six-year deal by ESPNs media distribution unit will kick off on January 1st in 2018, seeing Kwese TV becoming the exclusive broadcaster of [...]

SABC1 drama dethrones cult classics by gaining popularity

Tjovito, SABC1s drama, recently got titled the most popular drama series on TV as it gained more viewership than the local TV cult Classics Yizo Yizo and Zone 14 during their prime time.  According to the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa, the first episode of the popular SABC1 drama attracted more than 5.7 million [...]

Disney Cookabout Season 2 comes to Disney Channel South Africa

Disney Africa announced the launch of Disney Cookabout Season 2 on Disney Channel to premiere on DSTV Channel 303 on Saturday 14 October. Disney Cookabout, the comedy adventure game show winner of the 2016 SAFTA award for Best Childrens Programme. The show uses food preparation, cooking and outdoor exploration to showcase local ingredients and a [...]

DStv cuts prices down on bouquets in Zambia

MultiChoice Zambia launched a Real Deal Campaign which sees the pay TV provider decreasing its subscriber rates across all packages as a treat to Zambians existing and potential customers.  The managing Director of MultiChoice Zambia, Ngoza Kasunga said during the announcement that the company continuously reviews its packages and price points to suit the dynamic [...]

Live streaming records broken with the Money Fight for DStv Now

The Channel has broken all previous records following the live stream of The Money Fight between Mayweather and McGregor. The daily stream audience reached a peak of 40% and above compared to previous peaks on DSTV Now platform, including the streaming driven by traditional prime time. DSTV Now sees live sport as one of its [...]

ShowMax available on Xbox One

ShowMax app headed to the Xbox One platform to allow subscribers to stream TV and movies through. The giant media streaming app for movies and TV shows which has been dominating the market up until now has been Netflix which was available on Xbox and PlayStation platforms. ShowMax partnered with Xbox One to compete against [...]

Kwesé TV now in Botswana

The pan-African pay TV network has launched its satellite broadcasting service to deliver full suite entertainment and sports content to Botswana households. The launch brings Botswana premium access to entertainment, international and African series and award-winning childrens entertainment channels as well as news in real time and content to enjoy by the whole family. Kwese [...]

e.tv switching timeslots to air Broken Vows and eNews

In a move to raise their ratings, e.tv will switch the timeslots of its telenovela Broken Vows and the prime-time TV News bulletin, eNews Direct. Part of the Channels acquisition, Days of Our Lives, e.tv is doing a significant retooling of the prime-time schedule from September with Days to air at 17.30.  The music show [...]

New Video Data bundles launched by Vodacom

The South African Telecommunications company announced the launching of its pre-paid, top-up and post-paid Video Data Bundles. The announcement fell right after Telkom launched Telkom Lit service.  The video data bundles have been created for the OTT services like DStv Now and Showmax. They will be sold together with the general data bundles across all [...]

SGM to launch its new generalist channel in 2018

In Ivory Coast, the Société des Grands Médias (SGM), a private company, will inaugurate the new channel, titled Nouvelle Chaine Ivoirienne (NCI). Programs from the new generalist channel are expected to begin as soon as Ivorian digital terrestrial television is launched in 2018.  The promoters of NCI plan to offer a varied catalogue of programs [...]