Monthly Archives: November 2018

MTN acquires Simfy Africa

MTN has announced that it has acquired Simfy Africa, a local music streaming company. Simfy Africa and the 42 million titles in its catalog would allow MTN to launch in the coming weeks a music streaming service in Africa. Nevertheless, the telecom operator does not want to impose its image on the activity of Simfy [...]

Seacom acquires FibreCo Telecommunications

African telecoms and subsea connectivity provider, Seacom, has disclosed the strategic acquisition of FibreCo, to boost the company’s reach in Southern Africa. Fibreco provides nationwide connectivity and operates a nationwide dark fibre network in South Africa. The acquisition will enable Seacom to bolster its business and enterprise service offering in Africa. According to Seacom, “The [...]

Spotify is now accessible in MENA

Spotify, the paid music streaming service has officially rolled out in the Middle East and North Africa. The company declared services would now be accessible in 13 Arab markets, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Morocco but not Libya, Iraq, Syria, or Yemen. For several years, Spotify has been accessible in the [...]

Disney Africa to launch Mickey the True Original campaign in SA

Disney Africa will launch Mickey the True Original campaign honouring nine decades of Mickey Mouse, his heritage, personality and status as a pop-culture icon which will be available DStv and GOtv. 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 [...]

Adult Swim soon available on Showmax

A new partnership between Turner and Showmax will offer an extensive catalogue of Adult Swim with weirdly wonderful, eclectic, surprising, quirky and surreal content for the first time in South Africa This features multi-award-winning animated series Samurai Jack, Robot Chicken, and Rick and Morty, along with fan favourites Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Jellies, and live [...]

eNCA launches Almost News with Chester Missing

Chester Missing, South Africas most vocal and politically-opinionated puppet is joining eNCA with a brand-new show.  Almost News with Chester Missing will air at 7:30pm on Sunday evenings from November 25. The show will take an irreverent look at the current affairs landscape and put high-profile politicians through their paces in interviews only the countrys most [...]

GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa’s Black TV

GRB Studios has inked a multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Black TV and will be collaborating with the African channel, led by actor and producer Thomas Gumede. Black TV is an African pay-TV channel broadcast via Starsat, South Africa, a subsidiary of the Chinese satellite television provider StarTimes. The channel provides original African series, [...]

Canal+ launches B2B distribution in Africa

The Canal+ Group announces the launch of Thema Distribution, a new business activity of Canal+ International, in charge of the distribution and sale of audio-visual content in Africa and internationally. The creation of Thema Distribution is part of the Groups strategy to develop African content on all media, and in particular content produced or acquired [...]

StarTimes secures 3-year exclusive media rights for Coppa Italia & Supercoppa Italiana

Africas digital TV operator StarTimes and Lega Serie A reached a 3 years deal for the exclusive all media rights to Coppa Italia & Supercoppa Italiana in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the agreement, StarTimes claims the exclusive rights of the two Italian premier Cup competitions in English, French, Portuguese and African indigenous [...]

Netflix rolls out new Ultra package in South Africa

Netflix South Africa is providing users a new Ultra package. The packages were Basic, Standard, Premium, and Ultra. Previously, only the first three packages were available in South Africa. The packages were priced as follows; basic package for 6.86 USD (R99) per month, standard package for 9.63 USD (R139) per month, premium package for 11.71 [...]