Monthly Archives: September 2018

Showmax free of charge for DStv Premium subscribers

Showmax is now available for free for DStv Premium subscribers. No other important changes were made, barring bug fixes and stability developments stated in the apps change log. Showmax is currently priced at 6.95 USD (R99) per month. According to MultiChoice, DStv Premium customers will be able to access Showmax via the DStv Now app, [...]

New local reality show soon available on A+E Networks’ Lifetime

A+E Networks’ Lifetime (DStv 131) will introduce a new local reality show, Love at Second Swipe available as from 25 October at 20:00. Love at Second Swipe will feature Pabi Moloi as the presenter consisting of a style expert, makeup guru, hairdresser and a life coach to help participants find love with their new look. The [...]

Disney Africa to roll out Mickey the True Original Campaign in SA

Disney Africa will launch Mickey the True Original campaign in honour to the nine decades of Mickey Mouse, his legacy, personality and position as a pop-culture icon.  The 18 November 2018 symbolises 90 years since appearing in Steamboat Willie in November 1928, a series of global festivities will happen this year and South Africa is no different.  The campaign [...]

Tigo introduced 4G+ in Tanzania

Mobile operator Tigo Tanzania introduced the 4G+ network promising data customers “an ultra-fast digital experience”. The Chief Technical and Information Officer of Tigo, Jerome Albou, said, “The launch of 4G+ is in line with Tigo’s transformative journey and the company’s objective of offering customers the best digital experience.” Tigo subscribers with a 4G+ enabled smartphone [...]

Multichoice is planning a DStv streaming service possibly in 2019

According to PwC, South Africa faced an eventful year at the political and macroeconomic level in 2017 but emerged early in 2018 with a new president viewed as market-friendly and vowing to overhaul the economy. As anticipated, TV and video will be significant drivers of consumer revenue, PwC declared. Internet videos success continues to grab [...]

Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is extending its African video offering with a mobile-first news video service, Africa Journal. Africa Journal is all about stories of Africa from a local and global perspective, reuniting Reuters pan-African coverage with comprehensive video reporting. This follows the growing mobile and digital consumption of news on the [...]

MBC rolls out production studios in MENA

Saudi-owned broadcaster MBC Group stated it will roll out MBC Studios to enhance quality film and television production in the area, with a focus on MENA. Peter Smith is the new subsidiary as the managing director. He was previously the president of international home entertainment at Universal Pictures International and the president of NBC Universal [...]

Netflix secured Genevieve’s ‘Lion Heart’ in Nigeria

Netflix has recently secured Genevieve Nnaji’s yet-to-be released movie titled “Lion Heart”. Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights for the film on the eve of its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival. Netflix, Inc. is one of the major providers of streaming television and movie content on the web. It currently has over [...]

Kwesé iflix to beam boxing match on its mobile app

Kwesé iflix, has announced to air live the World Heavyweight match between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin to millions of boxing fans throughout Africa on its mobile app. Kwesé TV subscribers can watch live blow-by-blow action on their satellite TV decoders. Subscribers can also have access through the Kwesé TV or Kwesé iflix apps to catch the fight [...]

Camtel to open branches in South Africa and Nigeria

Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) will open a subsidiary in Brazil, South Africa and Nigeria. Each of the branches of Camtel will be used to commercialize the data capacity of the submarine optical fiber cable that lands there from Cameroon.  In Nigeria, the branch will be in charge of managing the data capacity of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine [...]