Monthly Archives: June 2018

Kwesé ready to change African narrative through revolutionary content

Kwesé, Pan-African broadcast network is initiating new ways of delivering broadcasting services in a process that will transform and reshape the African narrative.   Zachary Wazara, Econet Media Executive, stated, We are really establishing new ways of delivering broadcasting and I hope and pray that for you as people in the media you will be [...]

Ooredoo launches new Business App in Oman

Ooredoos new Business App is proving a big hit, offering its Business-to-Business customers more control over their accounts through a wide array of services and features. The innovative service is the first of its kind in Oman in the telco market and puts its full portfolio of business-oriented products one click away. Sultan bin Ahmed [...]

StarTimes endows in 12 channel IP streaming platform with PlayBox Neo

PlayBox Technology announced the completion of a new television playout system at the Beijing headquarters of StarTimes, one of Chinas leading digital broadcast service providers. The system comprises 12 fully redundant AirBox Neo IP streaming channels in a 6 + 6 dual channel configurations to provide full 1:1 backup protection. PlayBox Technology Asia Pacific engineer [...]

Kwesé’ Iflix allies with 9Mobile to launch the premier digital entertainment platform in Nigeria

Kwesé iflix, the Joint Venture of Econet Media, Africas pan-regional media company and broadcast network has announced the launch of its premier digital entertainment platform in Nigeria with Telecom Company, 9mobile. Commenting on the launch of the service, Kwesé iflix CEO, Mayur Patel, declared, A marriage between Africas leading media providers, Kwesé and iflix, the [...]

iflix collaborates with Complex Networks to boost original content offering

iflix allied with youth culture media company Complex Networks, to produce localized versions of its video series such as Sneaker Shopping and Complex Closets. Complex produces over 30 daily and weekly series and is available on YouTube and social media. The partnership will see a significant expansion of iflixs original content offering, affirming its focus on developing compelling, highly [...]

MTN to roll out new services in Namibia

South African mobile group MTN says that it is planning to introduce new services in Namibia this August. MTN Namibia executive Hester Marais said that the operator will use Namibias state-owned network for its services, with further plans to also enter the local money market. MTN has had operations in Namibia for over 20 years, but [...]

e.tv to premiere Greenleaf

For the first time on South African television screens across all broadcasters, e.tv will broadcast the highly-acclaimed Oprah Winfrey Network’s Greenleaf. The show will premiere on Thursday, 21 June at 8:30PM.  Greenleaf is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield and Merle Dandridge. Greenleaf follows the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family, with their scandalous [...]

StarTimes joins Pay Tv market in Ethiopia

The Chinese multinational company, StarTimes, launched direct paid broadcast satellite service, making it the other player in the market besides DStv. Bridgetech Broadcasting & Media Plc, the local exclusive agent of StarTimes, started selling subscriptions to customers last week. StarTimes is based in Beijing and was established in 1988. Bridgetech obtained a license from the Ethiopian Broadcasting [...]

Nigerian Communications Commission likely to introduce regulatory framework for OTT

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, may set up a regulatory framework for the control of over-the-top (OTT) technology services. This may be possible if the NCC eventually validates the findings of a study carried out by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) on the benefits and challenges of OTT services in Nigeria. [...]