Monthly Archives: February 2019

NBA All-Star Weekend 2019 live on Kwesé Free Sports

From 15-17 February, Kwesé Free Sports will air the most talked sports events on the NBA calendar, via Kwesé TV decoder and Kwesé iflix mobile app subscribtions and also Kwesé Play.  Basketball fanatics will enjoy a weekend of captivating events which kicks off on Saturday 16 February, with the Rising Star Game.  Any viewers who [...]

Zain Group invests $750M in networks expansion

Zain Group has announced an investment of $750 million in 4G networks and 5G upgrades including fiber (FTTH) in the Middle East markets.  Bader Al-Kharafi, the CEO of Zain Group said: Initiatives such as optimizing the synergies between the Group, Omantel and all operations, investments in fiber and network upgrades and opening up of our [...]

Ooredoo TV set up box has a new look

Ooredoo TV customers can now enjoy the new set-top box which will include all digital services such as conventional linear TV, on-demand service, apps and games and also catch-up features. The new set up box, which is real HDR 4K, providing high resolution picture to viewers and has a 16GB memory, this allows subscribers to [...]

Malawi true story, ‘The boy who harnessed the wind’ on Netflix

Netflix will release The boy who harnessed the wind which has been adapted by the best-selling book by William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer. Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is also an Oscar nominee, plays the role of the main characters father. He makes his directing debut with this beautiful, true story of William, the main character of [...]

TVC Communications launches its new HD studio in Nigeria

TVC news has launched a brand-new high definition studio in Lagos, Nigeria. Based on its substantial investment, TVC is now in a position to become the leader in breaking news in Nigeria. Chief Executive Officer, TVC Communications, Andrew Hanlon said, Behind this state-of-the art studio in Lagos lies the real engine of our news operation: [...]

Starz Play now on Ooredoo TV

  The best of Hollywood, Bollywood and childrens entertainment will now be available through Ooredoo TVS set up box. Customers can enjoy video on demand with Ooredoo TV in the comfort of their homes. For as little as $15 a month with no lock in contract, customers can subscribe to a family bundle which include [...]

Ethio Telecom goes private

Ethio Telecom along with the World Bank, took a big step by pre-selecting six consultancies which were divided into two businesses, which will boost potential growth for new entrants. With a population of over 100 million people, Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economy in Africa, now major companies are approaching the Government to [...]

Showmax to air short films from AFDA

On the 18th February, Showmax announced it will air over 18 short films from AFDA students. Its ground-breaking to share young, local, culturally relevant content on the same platform as Hollywood blockbusters. I am certain that this unique initiative will serve to boost and develop the African film industry and the careers of many young [...]

OSN dropping sports content and focusing on movies

As of March, Dubai-based pay tv operator OSN will air only OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Sports Channel.  According to OSNs new CEO Patrick Tillieux, changes to this will allow more room for movies and other key contents to be aired, specially content targeted to female viewers. There will also be more pop up [...]

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya to merge

Telkom Kenya confirmed news to merge with Airtel Kenya. The new joint venture Airtel-Telkom is expected to grow its market share, widen its distribution network and also creating awareness of its strong brand.  According to IT Web Africa, “Telkom Kenya has the option of holding up to 49 percent of that shareholding. The merged company [...]