Monthly Archives: November 2017

Disney Channel added to DStv in South Africa

As from Friday 1 December, Disney Channel will be aired on Compact Plus and Compact packages. Aletta Alberts, general manager for content at MultiChoice said, Were delighted to offer our DStv Compact Plus and Compact subscribers with more content for kids, especially in the form of the ever-popular Disney Channel. Alberts added, Now families have [...]

Cartoon Network Africa to reveal African produced short films

On Monday, 11 December 2017, Cartoon Network Africa will be bringing the first ever, wholly produced in Africa, animated shorts. Local audiences will be able to benefit from three more locally produced animated shorts which is set to air every Monday until 1 January 2018. Four locally produced animated shorts of the Cartoon Network Imagination [...]

MultiChoice partners with Datacentrix for content archiving retrieval

The companys new enterprise storage solution provides a platform for high-resolution and proxy files, and drastically improves the storage and management of content on the DStv channels. Leon van Wyk, MultiChoice head of department for the Media Technology Media Asset Management (MAM) division said, The installation process took place in two phases, providing a platform [...]

Cell C to launch Fix and Foxi in South Africa

South African mobile communications company Cell C has added childrens channel Fix&Foxi to its entertainment platform Black.  The pay-TV channel operated by German media company Your Family Entertainment (YFE) is delivered to Cell C through content provider Vubiquity. Fix&Foxi targets children from 5 to 11 years of age. Cell C offers consumers a range of [...]

Channel 5 the Official Broadcaster of 2017 MOBO Awards

2017 MOBO Awards will exclusively broadcast across many of its owned and operated TV networks in the UK and internationally including Africa, including Channel 5, which will be the official host broadcaster for the first time. Produced by AVANTI Media, the world-renowned awards show celebrating the best in urban music, will broadcast on Channel 5 [...]

Namibian Broadcasting Corporation rebranded

The Afrikaans Service, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), became the first service since Independence to be transformed from old NBC Afrikaans Service this week at the Gateway Centre in Khomasdal. The re-branding of the Afrikaans Service sets the scene for a complete roll-out to re-brand all the 9 other stations of the NBC. The NBC’s Afrikaans [...]

Ebonylife TV shooting Nigeria’s first legal drama

Castle & Castle is the first Nigerian legal drama currently being filmed by Ebonylife TV. Popular legal dramas have been a staple of television for years, a boon for producers to start their own with more local content. Law & Order, Suits, How To Get Away With Murder, The Good Wife etc are only a [...]

Ooredoo announced new Fibre plans for the MENA region

Ooredoo announced new plans have been added to its popular Home Broadband service catering for the increasing needs of its customers with regards to bandwidth speeds and entertainment content. New customers will now have a choice of Fibre Home plans starting at 15Mbps to 10Gbps. The new plans have been specifically designed to offer customers [...]

South Africa’s DA strongly reiterates calls for STB probes

The Democratic Alliance (DA) requested a probe into the procurement processes of the government sponsored Set-top-boxes. The DAs MP and telecoms and postal services shadow minister, Marian Shinn, wants to shed light on the dark spots revolving around STBs procurement within South Africa.  According to Shinn, the DA has once again written to, the public [...]

Viu announced new Arabic Originals for Middle East

The VOD service provider for emerging markets, Vuclip, has announced that a new slate of Arabic Viu Originals will be aired starting in December 2017 and the roll out of ten Asian Viu Originals in the Middle East. Viu is an OTT video service with a reported 21 million downloads across 15 markets including Hong [...]