Monthly Archives: January 2019

MBC Iraq to launch officially in February

MBC Group has announced the introduction of MBC Iraq, a family-oriented entertainment channel for Iraqi viewers. With the launch, the Group intends to boost its relationship with Iraqi audiences while also increasing and growing its offerings in MENA as part of its five-year vision. MBC Iraq will roll out with several Iraqi productions such as drama and [...]

StarTimes offers set-top boxes to its media partners in Guinea

StarTimes has recently offered several decoders and two years of subscription to its Guinean media partners for their support and collaboration for promoting their services According to the Director of Startimes, Qiao Ying, 2018 was a special year for StarTimes which marked its 30th years of existence and 10 years of penetration in Africa. Qiao [...]

GHone TV rolls out the 4th season of Biz Trends TV show in Ghana

Biz Trends TV show has been intended to offer the necessary back-stopping to local businesses, entrepreneurs and investors in Ghana every Saturday at 10:30am on GHone TV. The show is designed to assist these individuals make informed investment decisions to overcome the numerous barriers that affects business growth. The show also allows the enabling environment [...]

Ooredoo Kuwait and Ooredoo Qatar have successfully tested the 5G

Ooredoo Group has successfully made the first trial International 5G call in the region by showing the remarkable capabilities of its 5G networks in Qatar and Kuwait. The trial occurred between Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Group, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Kuwait. The trial was [...]

BeIN Sports bags international South American football rights in MENA

Qatar-based pay TV operator, BeIN Medias has struck an exclusive broadcast rights deal for South American football. The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), FC Diez and BeIN Media seized a multi-year media rights agreement that will allow BeIN Sports exclusively broadcast the Copa Libertadores football tournament across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and 24 [...]

The 4th Season of Big Brother Naija now available on DStv, GOtv

Africas reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, is back with a fourth season with the producers of the show also disclosing that the Big Brother House will be in Nigeria. Trials for the show will begin on the 1st and 2nd of February 2018 in eight locations across Nigeria, an increase from previous editions. Furthermore, Nigerias [...]

MTN and Kirusa roll out roaming service app ‘ReachMe’ in Zambia

MTN Zambia and Kirusa have introduced a new roaming service ReachMe for customers travelling outside Zambia. According to a statement by the companies, by using the service customers will benefit from “a drastic reduction in the cost of making and receiving calls whist outside Zambia” and “the ability to use their MTN Zambia number anywhere [...]

FilmBox Live App available on Ooredoo TV in Oman

SPI International bags a new business collaboration with international communications company, Ooredoo Oman. SPIs FilmBox Live App will now be accessible on Ooredoo Omans TV set top box service. The COO of SPI International, Guney Yasavur, declared, The subscription agreement with Ooredoo TV and SPI Internationals FilmBox Live App delivers a broad range of on-demand [...]

Vodacom SA seizes live broadcast rights for the FA Cup 2018-2019

Vodacom has been granted live broadcasting rights for the FA Cup 2018-2019, a British football tournament, for Video Play, its video-on-demand service. The agreement will come into effect on January 26, when Video Play will broadcast five games. The details of the deal have not yet been given, but in addition to broadcast live and [...]

e.tv rolls out ‘The Wild’

e.tv will broadcast its recent acquisition, the M-Net soap, The Wild once in a week. The Wild, set at the fictitious 5-star Dinaledi Game Lodge, emphasizes on three families who are connected through the land. The Tladis, the Lebones and the Van Reenens all have a bestowed interest in the place and try to work [...]