Monthly Archives: October 2018

Open News set to shake up television news

eMedia Investments will launch Open News, on Thursday, 1 November 2018. The channel will be available exclusively on Openview every evening from 5PM to 11PM, bolstering the free-to-air satellite platforms current news offering. Open News will keep news viewers informed and entertained with a fast-paced overview of the top local and international news stories. Through [...]

NetOne negotiates with Telkom for a possible joint venture in Zimbabwe

NetOne, the state-owned mobile operator has begun negotiations with South African telecom operator Telkom to form a new joint venture in Zimbabwe. NetOne is among the 35 state-owned enterprises that the government has decided to privatize to raise funds to strengthen the state’s finances and finance its Transition Stabilization Program (TSP). Zimbabwes treasury is extending [...]

Etisalat to roll out 5G devices by first-half of 2019

Etisalat has launched live download speed comparison between 4G and 5G live networks allowing visitors the opportunity to experience the download time difference between the two technologies by downloading a 4K HD movie/video using 4G and 5G at the same time during GITEX Technology Week which is taking place at Dubai World Trade Center. The [...]

iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment service across MENA

Vewd and iflix, the entertainment service for emerging markets, have collaborated to make iflix accessible on millions of Vewd enabled devices. With more than 15 million subscribers across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa, smart TV manufacturers and pay TV operators consider iflix a necessity in their app catalogue. iflix partnered with the Vewd [...]

BBC Lifestyle unveiled brand new look in South Africa

During the bi-annual Upfront event of BBC Studios in Johannesburg, BBC Lifestyle showcased its brand-new look. The lifestyle channel on DStv has a stylish and in vogue new look highlighting a fresh set of designs and objects around the channels ambition and engaging lifestyle content. As from 20th November, the brand makeover will launch new [...]

Facebook inked deal with Airtel and BCS to deploy optical fiber in the north-west of Uganda

The American company Facebook has returned to better feelings when it comes to investing in Uganda. The company that announced last August the halting of its ambitions, because of the introduction of the tax on social networks, has officially signed, last weekend, a partnership agreement with the mobile operator Airtel Uganda and Bandwidth & Cloud [...]

Netflix partners with du and Virgin Mobile to extend its reach in UAE

Netflix will be available in UAE through mobile operators du and Virgin Mobile after an agreement has been settled. Netflixs subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) content will be available across the operators TV and mobile services in the beginning this month.  The chief digital lifestyle and innovation officer of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) the parent organisation [...]

Africanopy to bring Internet to KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa

In South Africa, start-up AfriCanopy plans to deploy high-speed, low-cost internet in rural communities using the white space of television. These are waves reserved for television channels, but which are ultimately not used. The first tests of the project will be carried out in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. AfriCanopy said the Independent Communications Authority of [...]