Monthly Archives: April 2018

Naked and Afraid: Savage the African Adventure begins on Discovery

Matt Wright is back as the Discovery Channel has given him the hardest challenge theyve ever given a survivalist: to survive by himself for 40 days in Africa. And yes, hell be buck naked. The mini-episodes of the appropriately named Naked and Afraid: Savage will premiere exclusively on the Discovery GO app on Sundays during the [...]

Avid provides RTS Senegal Africa with solutions to upgrade platforms

Senegalese national public broadcaster has modernised its newsrooms with a new infrastructure based on Avids MediaCentral platform in combination with Avid newsroom and graphics tools. This solution enables RTS four national television networks to engage viewers with graphics supported by timely news story creation and delivery. Headquartered in Dakar, RTS broadcasts across four TV channels. With [...]

Yahsat Acquires majority stakes in Thuraya

UAE satellite operator Yahsat announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire substantial stakes in satellite operator Thuraya. As per reports received so far, no specific details of the agreement have been disclosed. Thuraya is renowned for being a successful mobile satellite operator serving over 140 countries. The company provides Wi-Fi hotspot and satellite [...]

The Powerpuff Girls head to South Africa for the first time on Cartoon Network

Six time Emmy nominated cartoon The Powerpuff Girls will be heading to South African shores for the first time ever. The crime-fighting trio, made up of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, are set to perform at the Cartoon Network Live! show.   If youre a fan, you can look out for the Powerpuff Girls in Cape Town from 26 June, and Johannesburg [...]

France 24 available in French now in MENA

Arabsat and France Médias Monde have announced the launch of France 24 HD in French exclusively on Arabsat BADR-4, to be broadcast as free-to-air across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe via the coverage of Arabsat BADR-4. We have come a long way in a short time, as today we are thrilled to announce [...]

CELTEL Niger wins the first 4G Mobile License in Niger

The Nigerian government granted the first 4G Mobile License to Celtel Niger S.A, the subsidiary of India’s Bharti operating under the Airtel Niger brand. The decision was taken Monday during a special Council of Ministers. The draft decree adopted grants this License to Celtel Niger “for the establishment and operation of fourth generation mobile telecommunications [...]

Linda Ikeji to launch TV channel on May 22nd

Billionaire blogger Linda Ikeji, will on May 22nd 2018 launch her online streaming service, Linda Ikeji TV. In a post she shared on her instagram, the media mogul said she wanted her new online TV channel to be to Africa, what Netflix, the worlds largest online content streaming service with 125million subscribers and 11 billion [...]

StarzPlay leverages on collaboration with telcos to grow subscribers

Maaz Sheikh, CEO of StarzPlay agrees that some formats including news and sports will continue to be television attractions, and streaming will not be able to replace that. StarzPlay currently holds 26% of the OTT market share in the region compared to Netflixs 16% share. It is ahead in revenue as well, with a 28% [...]