Monthly Archives: January 2019

Metro TV rolls out ‘Diplomatic Affairs’ in Ghana

The first episode of new Television talk show, Diplomatic Affairs is programmed to debut on Metro TV at 6.30 pm on Sunday, January 13. The 30-minute current affairs and diplomatic talk show will be divided into news, interviews as well as events from the diplomatic community both locally and internationally. Presented by the stirring Harriet [...]

Azam TV hosts Sinema Zetu International Film Festival 2019

The 2nd Sinema Zetu International Film Festival (SZIFF) started on 1st of January 2019. These 53 days long festival focus on ‘Swahili Panorama’ and World Cinema’. Swahili Panorama represents Feature Films, SERIES, Dramas, Short Films & Documentaries produced in Swahili.   ‘World Cinema represents movies from any country/language, produced or subtitled in English. Thus, any movie [...]

Cable Network Egypt (CNE) renewed its agreement with beIN

BeIN Sports has restarted airing its linear TV channels in Egypt just one day after the network went off air following a disagreement with cable operator Cable Egypt (CNE). An agreement has been reached after the lengthy negotiations between Cable Network Egypt (CNE) and beIN to offer football fans in Egypt the opportunity to enjoy sporting [...]

Islamic TV Al Bayane to be launched in Ivory Coast

Islamic TV Al Bayane – The manifesto in Arabic – is expected to to be launched in March. The announcement was made on December 29 by the President of the Higher Council of Imams (Cosim). A national Islamic television station named “Al Bayane” could start broadcasting in Côte d’Ivoire “by March 2019,” said Cheick Bouakary [...]

Safaricom rolls out overdrafts to M-Pesa in Kenya

Safaricom has introduced a new service which will enable users to send money or pay using the mobile money transfer service with insufficient balances following the launch of overdrafts. The company effectively trialled the overdraft service in November last year, leading to the launch to 24.2mn customers. The facility has been called Fuliza or Okoa [...]

Showmax to launch new original series ‘The Girl from St. Agnes’

Showmax has launched the first trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes and it looks like a creepy and fascinating adventure.  The series is the second original show from the South African streaming service which will be launched for subscribers from Thursday, 31 January 2019.  The eight-episode series was produced by Harriet Gavshon of Quizzical Pictures who [...]

MultiChoice launches ‘Step Up’ Campaign on DStv and GOtv in Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria starts the new year with a brand-new offer Step Up for DStv and GOtv customers. As from Tuesday, 15 January till Monday, 15 April 2019 the Step-Up campaign will offer all active and disconnected DStv Compact, Family and Access customers the occasion to pay for an upgrade package and get an enhancement to [...]

MBC rolls out ‘Shahid Original’ productions

MBC Group reiterated its aim to line up its digital offerings with a strong investment strategy for the next five years by starting with the launch of Shahid and Shahid Plus. Leading this progress will be former Hulu and accomplished digital media executive, Johannes Larcher, who joins MBC Group as Managing Director, Digital & VOD [...]

Benin to complete its DTT in June 2019

In Benin, the entire national territory could benefit from digital terrestrial television no later than June 2019. This was implied by Patricia Codjia, member of the steering committee for the transition to DTT. “Digital terrestrial television is already a reality in Benin. We are in the extension phase of the network. The entire population could [...]

Vodafone Ghana seizes 4G licence

Vodafone Ghana has been granted a 4G licence after having reached an agreement with the National Communications Authority (NCA) for the acquisition of the 2×5MHz frequency spectrum in the 800MHz band for mobile services. Following a successful financial negotiation with the NCA which cost around US$30million, Vodafone Ghana can now operate an LTE 4G spectrum [...]