Monthly Archives: November 2018

The new face of BET in Africa is Nomalanga Shozi

The 23 year old TV personality and Rhythm City actress Nomalanga Shozi has been announced as the new face of BET in Africa where she will also be the host of a new show titled BET Breaks.  Disbelief, shock I was emotional and cried like a baby and I am grateful to Viacom International [...]

Konnect Africa Launches Its Satellite Internet in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, announces the launch of its Internet access offers throughout the Congolese territory, by offering 5G to unlimited data plans.  Konnect Africa is now providing a concrete response to the digital divide by launching a range of eight Internet [...]

Response Architects launches Nigeria’s first international tele-shopping platform, Shopex TV

Response Architects will launch Nigerias first international tele-shopping platform. Shopex TV will offer the Nigerian market with a wide range of lifestyle, fitness and kitchen products at affordable prices which can be simply be done by placing orders via mobile phones.  As the exclusive distributors in Africa for some of the worlds most successful As [...]

MTN becomes the first African telco to join IoT World Alliance

One of the biggest telecommunications operators in Africa, MTN Group has announced that it is joining the IoT World Alliance, making it the first African telecommunications company to do so. IoT World Alliance is a collaboration of established mobile network operators which aims to adopt and run a globally connected business through well-executed and smart [...]

Kwesé TV goes above and beyond with New Digital focus

Kwesé has taken a bold approach to go beyond TV and focus its business towards a digital future. The broadcaster is adopting a multi-platform approach by enabling a huge approach to broadcasting via its mobile platforms. Moving forward, Kwesé will now strengthen its VOD and OTT services via Kwesé iflix and Kwesé Play product offering. [...]

MTN to reach big 4G milestone

MTN South Africa CEO Godfrey Motsa announced that the mobile operator will reach 90% 4G population coverage by the end of the year. Motsa said when MTN reaches this coverage figure by the end of 2018 more than 50 million South Africans will be covered by its 4G network. MTN will be the first in [...]

StarTimes begins online video streaming service

StarTimes, has launched online video streaming service called StarTimes ON for its OTT business. According to a statement announcing the new service on Monday, they provide ultimate entertainment and enriched experience. The original StarTimes App had been upgraded to StarTimes ON, the brand will provide Live TV, Video On Demand and short videos that covered [...]

Snapchat expands MENA video library

New partners include TV broadcasters such as Dubai Media Inc, Abu Dhabi Media, and Vice Middle East, as well as local digital content producers and publishers such as Gulf News, Sabq, and ITP Media Group. They will join existing Snapchat partners in the region such as MBC Group, Al Arabiya, Al Aan TV, Sayidaty, and [...]

Kwesé TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on news

Kwesé TV, is hoping to enter the local free-to-air market, according to the Independent Broadcasting Authotrity (Icasa) its established presence in the media space will ensure it provides a quality service. Kwesés Head of Regulatory Affairs, Zolile Ntukwana, said the company is currently broadcasting in 19 African countries which would leverage its existing business capabilities [...]