Monthly Archives: March 2019

TelOne and NetOne to be privatised

Zimbabwe government-owned telecoms company, TelOne, and its mobile subsidiary NetOne, will be partially privatised by September 2019 according to the country’s finance minister, Mthuli Ncube. The government is looking to fast-track the partial privatisation process that would result in the state owning at least 40% equity in TelOne and NetOne, which are offered as a [...]

Formula One on FTA in MENA for Bahrain Grand Prix

Formula 1 will be back on free-to-air television in the Middle East for Bahrain Grand Prix. Sport’s promoters have guaranteed to stop all illegal streaming around the world, Qatar-based pay-TV BeIN has decided to opt out and to stop paying for legal rights once its 5-year deal is expired by the end of 2018. But [...]

Maroc Telecom buys Tigo Chad

Following a successful deal with Millicom, Maroc Telecom has acquired Tigo Chad. Based on a statement from Maroc Telecom, “This acquisition, which is part of its international development strategy, aims to expand and consolidate the Maroc Telecom Group’s presence in the region.” At the same time Millicom issued a statement which reads: “Millicom has signed [...]

RTI Group and Orange Ivory Coast have partnered together

Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) and operator Orange Ivory Coast have just signed a partnership for the promotion of digital local content. The Ivorian public will now be able to follow all the programs of the television channels of the public service media group on Orange Ivory Coast TV. “We have just crossed a milestone. Indeed, we have sealed [...]

Mauritius Telecom launches my.t 4K Smart box

The my.t 4K smart box was launched by the CEO of Mauritius Telecom, Sherry Singh by focusing on the mission of the company which is to offer extraordinary television experience to its customers. Sherry Singh also revealed that the new TV and Broadband offerings are responding to changing usage patterns. To benefit from these new offers, [...]

Zambezi Magic to roll out Date My Family Botswana

Local production houses have been invited to collaborate to produce Botswana’s version of DsTV’s popular dating show, Date My Family. The tv show aired on Zambezi Magic, or channel 160, assists singletons find love by sending them on dates with their potential partners family, according to Mzanzi Magic.  Zambezi Magic provides a mix of locally produced [...]

Kwesé Free TV gets terrestrial license in SA

South African people will be able to enjoy a new free-to-air terrestrial television service offering five free channels to viewers, comprising of a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.  Kwesé Free TV, which is 20% own by Econet Group (the parent of Liquid Telecom), is the first free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster to be licensed since e.tv received its [...]

Orange to roll out 4G in Guinea

Orange-Guinea has recently obtained a 4G operating license for the next ten years, in exchange for a check of 79.5 million euros signed to the Guinean authorities. Orange strengthens its offer against its two competitors in Guinea, MTN and Cellcom. For an amount of 90 million dollars (79.5 million euros), the Guinean subsidiary of the [...]

Insight TV introduces linear channel on Jawwy TV in MENA

The deal, managed by content producer and distributor SAWA Rights Management (SRM), will offer Insights programming to regional viewers 24 hours a day, through either the Jawwy set-top box or the Jawwy TV. Programmes from the entertainment, action sports and lifestyle channel to be available on Jawwy TV include Morbidelli Rising, THRU, Travel with a Goat, and [...]