Monthly Archives: February 2018

Eutelsat, Blue Ant Media and iKO Media Group join forces to broadcast channels in MENA

Eutelsat one of the world’s leading satellite operators, international content producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media and iKO Media Group, a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, partnered up to distribute two HD channels, ZooMoo and Love Nature HD, as well as Love Nature 4K (Ultra HD), across the MENA region. ZooMoo [...]

Brave CF new broadcast deal with Africa announced

South African Mixed Martial Arts, Brave Combat Federation announced this week a new broadcast deal with Johannesburg-based Scuffle Media. This will see their live events broadcast on the StarSat platform across the continent and a digital streaming service with Vodacom solely in South Africa. It already increases an impressive offering of MMA on StarSat and [...]

BeIN racks up Serie A rights deal for MENA

The Qatar-based broadcaster, BeIN, will show Italian soccers top tier. The broadcaster has agreed the deal with the IMG agency, which holds international media rights to Serie A. The broadcaster is to show Serie A matches in both Arabic and English across the region. IMG and Italian public-service broadcaster Rai acquired Serie A international media [...]

eBella to join channel lineup of OpenView in Africa

OpenView announced a newcomer to the eFamily of channels, eBella. eBella will premiere on OpenView on 5 March 2018 on channel 109. Available to viewers will be an array of inspirational content that reflects the lives and stories of women from around the world. eBella is all about women and celebrating their prominent influence in the global landscape. [...]

Iflix and Safaricom partner up in Kenya

The leading entertainment service for emerging markets, iflix, announced a partnership with Safaricom to give the firms customers up to 60 days of unlimited access to iflixs service with thousands of the worlds best TV shows, movies and more on every device they own. Customers who register on iflix on 19 March 2018, will enjoy the [...]

e.tv to show Case Closed in SA

Case Closed: Justice Served e.tvs local crime and investigation series, reveals South Africas crimes and subsequent convictions, as told by those closest to the crimes. There appeared to have been a gap in the TV market for a local crime series. And with South Africans being natural storytellers, we felt, why not let those involved, tell their [...]

OSN brings Disney Movies channel in UAE

OSN, the pay television network, has added a new channel for Disney lovers. OSN Movies Disney HD will show animations, live-action features, classic Disney films and new titles, starting on March 1. It is the first co-branded Disney channel in the Middle East and North Africa, and only the fourth such channel in the world. [...]

Nigeria to establish biggest FTA TV platform

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigeria is building Africas biggest and most lucrative Free to Air TV platform as part of the ongoing transition from analogue to digital TV. With over 24 million TV households, and being the capital of African creativity in Music and Film, I am now more [...]

Icflix secures content with KeyOS for MENA

Dubai-based Icflix has deployed the KeyOS MultiKey DRM Service for their streaming and VOD platform. Icflix  provides Hollywood, Bollywood and Jazzwood (Arabic content) for the MENA marketplace. The move is in response a growing trend among OTT users moving towards a variety of new consumption platforms which are not based on desktop computing. This fragmentation [...]

DStv Compact users to get massive Showmax price reduction in SA

MultiChoice is making streaming service more affordable to the DStv Compact users, after waiving the fee for Showmax for DStv Premium subscribers. Towards the end of 2017, DStv delighted their Premium subscribers as it announced that streaming service Showmax would now be part of their package for free. DStv has announced that its Compact and [...]