Monthly Archives: February 2018

Netflix to launch first Arabic original in MENA

The first Middle East production from US streaming giant Netflix, comedy special Adel Karam: Live from Beirut, is set to launch worldwide on 1 March 2018. The Creative Arab Talent-produced stand-up special sees Lebanese comedian Karam return to his hometown to appear at Beirut’s Casino du Liban for the first time. The comedian “will tackle [...]

Label TV integrates the Canal + offering as of March 1st

As of March 1, 2018, LABEL TV, as part of its development strategy, is expanding its satellite broadcast and reception network to position itself as the channel that best covers Africa, including all African and international channels. Label TV thus integrates CANAL + Afrique, the leading pay-TV satellite operator in French-speaking Africa, which has more [...]

M-Net to bring on board two new local productions

M-Net is adding two new local productions, Trackers, a 6-episode Deon Meyer crime novel adaptation; as well as House of Phalo, a period drama focused on the rise of Xhosa in the Eastern Cape. M-Net says the pay-TV broadcaster remains committed to local storytelling and that the slate of new productions will provide compelling viewing for DStv [...]

Kwesé and iflix strengthen partnership for SVOD services in Sub-Saharan Africa

The worlds leading entertainment service for emerging markets, iflix, and Econet Medias pan-African media company, Kwese, are thrilled to announce an expansion of their ground-breaking partnership in sub-Saharan Africa. Kwesé has acquired a significant stake in iflix Africa, which will now form part of Kwesés diverse broadcast offering, as the core vehicle to deliver seamless [...]

DStv to show The Terror for South African viewers

The Terror, produced by Ridley Scott, will be coming to South African and African viewers simulcast on both AMC (Kwese TV 130) and Sundance TV (DStv 108) from 27 March at 21:00, and as an Express from the US title. The new limited-series period drama from Scott Free Productions, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 in association [...]

StarTimes inches away from securing EPL broadcast rights

StarTimes, the Chinese Pay TV giants, getting close to bag the rights of the Ethopian Premier League (EPL). Negotiations with StarTimes are believed to be at an advanced stage and once clubs agree on formula for revenue sharing and a separate deal with the federation is finalized then ink will be put to paper. With [...]

BBC Nigeria launches online platforms in Igbo and Yoruba

Yesterday, the BBC launched its online news service in Nigeria, in Yoruba and Igbo languages. The information was made public by a statement from the British media. With BBC Hausa, the two new services of the group enable it to provide information in the three most spoken languages of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It [...] SA viewers to relish family drama Imbewu: The Seed broadcasts a new local daily drama, Imbewu: The Seed. The tv series portrays how in a modern society which worships wealth and rewards ruthless acts of power, the Bhengu family must live in the shadow of a potent secret stemming from ancient traditional practice. The show features a host of new local talent, alongside icons [...]

New Disney Production to feature Nigerian kid humorist, Emmanuella

The young Nigerian humorist Emmanuella Samuel, who will be celebrating her eighth year on July 22, has been chosen to play in a Disney production. The information was revealed by the young actress of the Mark Angel Comedy collective on her Instagram account. “Thank you @disneystudios. God bless all those whose support helped bring me [...]

M-Net SA analogue broadcasting to be switched off in March

MultiChoice announced that it will switch off its analogue broadcast service for M-Net at the end of March, reports. MultiChoice said it will make an offer to customers depending on what services they currently have and assist them to migrate to digital reception. Relevant digital decoders and equipment will be provided for the installation. The [...]