Monthly Archives: January 2018

Arewa 24 Hausa Language Channel debuts on StarTimes

To meet the growing demands of its Hausa subscribers across the country, Pay TV provider StarTimes Nigeria has announced the listing of Hausa language channel Arewa 24 to its bouquet without extra charges for subscribers. The new content offering available on Channel 138 on Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and all StarTimes bouquets, is an all-Hausa [...]

GRB signed deals for more content to be offered in Africa

Los Angeles-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment content has been picked up by multiple broadcasters in Africa. South African broadcaster MNET picked up four series, including a two seasons of the long-running series Braxton Family Values which takes an inside look at the Braxton sisters including Grammy-winning artist Toni Braxton, Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar and their [...]

Britannia to debut on Starz Play in MENA

British historical drama Britannia is set to debut on 19 January across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on Starz Play, at the same time the show is released in the US. The nine-part series charts the 43 AD Roman invasion of Britain, where they encounter Celtic warrior women and powerful Druids in their [...]

Abu Dhabi Media and du to launch NatGeo Kids in MENA region

du has announced that it has partnered with Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) and launched a new television channel – NatGeo Kids Abu Dhabi. This television channel is especially designed for children and will provide a variety of educational programmes, going beyond entertainment and cartoons. du is supporting this project with their largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) delivery [...]

Pixagility acquires Webbe for VOD in Africa

Pixagility, the new global hub for French and African content, is offering an innovative video multiservice platform that supports its customers in the enhancement of their video content. Pixagility works with television channels, telecom operators and Internet players who want to implement innovative new video services. Faced with the growth of television on demand, Pixagility [...]

Obs TV obtains broadcast rights for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Senegal

Thanks to a partnership with Kwesé TV, the details of which have not yet been made public, Obs TV, the recent chain of Groupe Futur Médias, obtained the broadcasting rights to Senegal of the 2018 football world cup. of these rights was via the Kwesé Free Sports channel. The acquisition of these rights by the [...]

MultiChoice Zambia having troubles with signal

MULTICHOICE Zambia has apologised over the GOtv channel black-out experienced in Livingstone and Solwezi and assured subscribers the signal will be restored in the two towns. Thousands of GOtv subscribers in Livingstone and Solwezi have had no signal to the digital pay television platform for the last two weeks. MultiChoice Africa general manager corporate affairs [...]

Kwese TV licence in Zimbabwe sparks unrest

Econet Media has reportedly activated its “contractual termination clause” with Dr Dish, the licence holder on the back of whom they were running their Kwese TV services in Zimbabwe. The company is owned by Zimbabwe’s first official billionaire Strive Masiyiwa. The fear is that as government pulled the plug on DSTV’s GoTV attempt and left [...]

MTN licence to expire in Uganda

Ugandas largest telecom company, MTN Uganda has to put up with a fight to secure the renewal of its licence which expires this year. With 55 percent of telecom market share or about 11.2 million subscribers accumulated over 20 years of operation, stakes are high. Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), announced that the telecom had applied [...]

Al Aan TV launches HD channel on Arabsat in the Middle East

Dubai-based Al Aan TV has started to broadcast its free-to-air (FTA) high definition (HD) channel on the Arabsat Badr-4 satellite. The pan-Arab HD channel joins Al Aans standard definition channel on Arabsat, offering 24-hour news coverage in Arabic as well as entertainment aimed at Arab families and women. Al Aan TV is one of the [...]