Monthly Archives: March 2019

Vodafone and Movicel to collaborate in Angola

Vodafone Group signed a strategic consultancy partnership with Movicel Angola, with the companies set to cooperate in a number of business areas. Under the terms of the non-equity agreement, Vodafone will provide strategic and operational support in areas including consumer marketing, technology and business operations. It will also see the duo collaborate on further potential [...]

CBS Studios International and Scoope Media sign license deal to offer African version of ‘The Doctors’

CBS Studios International and Scoope Media have signed a licensing deal for an African version of The Doctors, the show that offers entertainment with health advice from a panel of real-life doctors. Produced in Nigeria by Scoope Media U.K., the series will first air in the last quarter of 2019 on the Scoop! SVOD platform, tailed [...]

Canal+ rolls out new African TV show ‘Sakho & Mangane’

Canal+ Africa is planning to roll out new African TV show Sakho and Mangane in French speaking African countries. Sakho and Mangane is a detective series created and directed by Jean-Luc Herbulot with the participation of Hubert Ndao and Toumani Sangaré as directors. Its a 100% African production with a team of three directors from [...]

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation produces new programmes

ZBC TV continues to produce new television productions, all funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe under the Zimbabwe Digital Broadcasting migration project. The programmes range from game shows, dramas, soapies, lifestyle and music shows have bolstered content on ZTV while empowering local filmmakers. Already airing this season is drama series “Diaspora, directed by award-winning [...]

Vodacom launched 5G products in South Africa

Vodacom, along with Liquid Telecom and Rain, has launched its 5G products in South Africa. Currently, there is a strong need for affordable fixed-broadband services in South Africa and 5G can contribute to boost demand. We reiterate our call to license 5G spectrum in South Africa as soon as possible, as this spectrum is not [...]

Kwesé Free TV launched HD sports channel in South Africa

Kwesé has launched five FTA TV channels in South Africa, including a high definition sports channel. ICASA awarded Kwesé with its broadcasting license along with a radio frequency licence. Zolile Ntukwana, group executive for regulatory affairs at Econet Group said, this makes Kwesé Free TV a majority South African black-owned broadcaster. Econet, which also owns [...]

Telkom is expanding its fibre network in Kenya

Telkom Kenya has begun setting up a fibre network to serve the city of Mombasa with an aim of providing faster Internet to its business and individual customers. The firm aims to set up similar fibre loops in all large towns within the country to meet the growing demand for broadband by businesses, homes and [...]

Starz Play launches in Iraq

Danny Bates, Co-Founder of Starz Play, has announced the launch of the TV Channel in Iraq. We have signed and partnered with Zain as our first launch partner. With over 15 million customers and the largest operator today in Iraq, it provides amazing access for customers to STARZ PLAY via direct carrier billing and other [...]

Vox Africa launched new travel show

Vox Africa has launched a new travel show hosted by UK comedian Eddie Kadi. The show, My African Passport. Eddie Kadi is a well-known name in the UK comedy industry and the first black British comedian to be at the O2 Arena. Alongside Stephen Fry, Kadi is also the founder of Gift & Purpose, which is [...]

OSN Binge Channel to launch new TV channel in Dubai

Dubai-based pay TV network OSN has announced plans to launch a new channel for viewers to watch non-stop marathon. The new tv channel will be launched in April and will kick off with the most popular tv show, Game of Thrones (season 1 to 7) every night until the new season is aired. The OSN [...]