Monthly Archives: April 2019

Ooredoo Maldives offers special data package for PUBG players

Ooredoo Maldives has just launched a first of its kind PUBG add-on for gamers, with data allowances offered specifically for the game. According to a statement made to the press, Ooredoo unveiled multiple data packages customised for PUBG players, including an Unlimited Pack: ‘PUBG50’, valued at US$3 with 1 GB valid for seven days , [...]

DStv revealed new reality show in Zimbabwe

Our Perfect Wedding Zimbabwe will premiere on DStvs Zambezi Magic starring former Idols Africa star Adiona Chidzonga. The new show will air every Thursday until the season finale on July 11, 2019. Our Perfect Wedding Zimbabwe, is produced by a Zimbabwean company, Ngoda TV, who were commissioned by Zambezi Magic for the full series production, [...]

Huawei to launch 5G in Egypt during the African Cup of Nations

Huawei has announced that it will launch its 5G network for the first time in Egypt during the African Cup of Nations. The 5G network will be launched and tested at the Cairo International Stadium, which will host the key matches during the African Cup Nations between June and July 2019.  This year, Egypt will [...]

BBC Arabic is now in North Africa

Yahlive, UAE-based satellite broadcaster has strengthened its partnership with BBC, by extending its reach to Arabic-speaking audiences in Maghreb (North Africa). This means, BBC Arabic will now be accessible to 42 million viewers in North Africa.  Ammar Baranbo, COO, Yahlive commented: The Arabian Maghreb has been a key focus for us.  We are thrilled to [...]

Rohde & Schwarz wins DVB-T2 transmission contract in Egypt

Egypts ENMA selected an advanced system solution from Rohde & Schwarz for DVB-T2 terrestrial transmission contract that will be installed at nine sites across the country to provide DVB-T2 coverage. The contract comes with strict timescales and all equipment will be installed and commissioned by mid-June 2019 “ENMA is planning to cover Egypt with DVB-T2 [...]

Nigeria to use Television White Space Technology to provide internet

More than half million of Nigerias rural population will have internet through the use of Television White Space Technology (which is unused spectrum in the broadcasting band, which can be used to deliver broadband services to rural communities. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is working with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to develop a framework [...]

UCC to promote local content in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission along with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Filmmakers represented by the Uganda Film Council (UFC) have identified ways to promote the development of local audio-visual content in Uganda The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) chairperson Mr. Kin Kariisa agreed to adopt the 70% local content requirement by the [...]

Join us for the 4th edition of Nextv CEO Africa in Cape Town

The 4th edition of Nextv CEO Africa will be held from the 14th to 16th May 2019 at African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa in Kleinmond in Cape Town. The 3-day conference will host over 200 attendees where industry leaders debate on new trends, business models and regulatory issues; and also reinforce relationships between FTAs, [...]

Comedy Central working on local version of ‘Comedians Solve World Problems” for MENA

Comedy Central is expanding globally with Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI) working together to produce MENAs episode of Comedians Solve World Problems. The internationally acclaimed show will have its own local versions in countries like the US, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Brazil. Each episode will have 24 different comedians which will run on [...]

Amazon to launch its own music streaming service

Amazon is working on launching a free, ad-supported music streaming service. The service is completely free where Amazon will pay some record labels per stream, no matter how much advertising Amazon sells. Amazon plans to market the service, which would offer a limited catalogue of music at first, through its network of Echo smart speakers.  [...]