Monthly Archives: June 2018

Free to launch Pay-TV service in Ivory Coast

In Ivory Coast, Xavier Niel, the boss of Free, could launch a Pay-TV service before the end of the year. The French operator was supposed to obtain, in early June, a license from the High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication (HACA) to create a bouquet of pay TV channels. To recall, Xavier Niel was personally [...]

StarTimes to launch digital TV project in Zambia

Zambia partnered with StarTimes to launch a funded digital television project which will see 500 villages in the southern African nation access satellite television services. The project, part of the Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages, is undertaken by StarTimes Group, and will be completed in the country by the end of 2018. [...]

Wasafi TV collaborates with StarTimes network in Tanzania

Wasafi TV joined cable network StarTimes. Tanzanian popstar and Wasafi CEO Diamond Platnumz made the announcement during a press conference at the Slipway Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The move is expected to boost Wasafi TV’s reach to a wider Tanzanian audience. Diamond also took the opportunity to launch the Real Lives of Wasafi reality show, which [...]

MultiChoice to coach Zimbabwe filmmakers

Multichoice Zimbabwe is looking for aspiring film directors, sound engineers, and scriptwriters to enter the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) which offers them a chance to gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, film editing, audio production and storytelling. The programme, which is a new and far-reaching Pan-African social investment initiative, was created to significantly [...]

BBC beams news show for African kids

BBC News is launching a weekly news show to young people across Africa starting June 23. Whats New? which is aimed at 11- to 16-year-olds, aims to be fun and entertaining while keeping kids informed on whats happening in Africa and around the world. Whats New? is available via broadcasters including KTN (Kenya), LNTV (Liberia), One Africa [...]

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 [...]