Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Africa Channel premieres its first-ever animated kids programming

The Africa Channel (TAC), the largest broadcaster and producer of African-themed content in North America, announced today that it will premiere its first-ever animated kids programming on Saturday, April 7. The shows will air as part of a weekly kids block running from 7am-9am ET.      The two-animated series are “Jabu’s Jungle” (back-to-back half-hour episodes starting [...]

The Dating Game hit format returns to screens across Africa on Sony Pictures Television

Following the continued success of the classic hit format The Dating Game around the world, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that it has secured the first ever commission of The Dating Game in Africa, bringing the successful format to EbonyLife Ltd in Nigeria. EbonyLife Ltd plan to produce the African adaptation of the iconic dating show [...]

Shark Tank won Best International Format Show at the 2018 SAFTA

Shark Tank, produced by Rapid Blue, won Best International Format Show at the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The show has been a great hit with audiences in South Africa since its first airing in October 2016. Voted by TVSA and The Star Tonight as M-Nets #1 entertainment reality show in 2016, Shark Tank [...]

African Union of Broadcasting prioritises Digital Migration

Rwanda hosted the General Assembly of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB). The assembly started with a forum for journalists, which took place on March 12-13, and drew communication ministers and chief executives from all over the continent. The New Times Julius Bizimungu caught up with Grégoire Ndjaka, the director general of AUB, who shared insights on what [...]

CBS News and BBC News strengthen collaboration in South Africa

CBS News and BBC News plan to open a joint news bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the more significant developments in the emerging relationship between the two news organizations, which struck a newsgathering partnership in July of last year. The new arrangement in Johannesburg will bring together the CBS News and BBC News personnel [...]

La Liga partners with MTN for coverage in Ivory Coast

LaLiga has expanded its regional coverage with telecoms giant MTN Group into Africa. MTN Ivory Coast joins the companys Iranian subsidiary MTN Irancell as a regional sponsor of the Spanish league. MTN is a leading supplier of internet services in the Ivorian market and will now be able to offer its almost 11 million subscribers [...]

Facebook plans free internet project for Sub-Saharan Africa

Facebook’s plans to launch satellite and drone initiatives capable of providing free internet services to rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa is sending a wave of panic to the Nigerian telecom operators who fear their revenue bases could be further depleted by unlicensed operators who provide similar services they have paid huge licence fees for. The [...]