Monthly Archives: June 2019

Netflix working on its second original African series

Netflix Africa has started the production for its second original African series, Blood & Water, a coming of age, mystery drama based in Cape Town. Award-winning director Nosipho Dumisa (Best Director, Fantasia International Film Festival) and produced by Gambit Films will be working on the new production. The new series will star a line-up of [...]

VIVA launched 5G in Bahrain

VIVA Bahrain has recently launched its home broadband 5G network through new add-on plans and 5G-enabled devices.  VIVA Bahrain is among the first telecom operators to launch the 5G network globally, and is offering 5G home broadband with advanced indoor and outdoor routers, providing an improved streaming and gaming experience. The home broadband package can [...]

MTN & MultiChoice partner for Dstv Now app in Uganda

MultiChoice has partnered MTN Uganda to promote the DStv Now services. The new partnership was launched together with Patricia Kiconco, from MultiChoice and Susan Kayemba, MTN Digital manager, at MultiChoice headquarters in Kololo, Uganda.  DStv customers can also subscribe to MTN with special internet data bundles at a lower rate which will enable them to [...]

Vodacom Group sold its business unit in Zambia

Vodacom Group which trades in Zambia as Vodafone has announced the sale of its business unit operations in Zambia, Nigeria and Cote dIvoire to Andile Ngcabas Synergy Communications. The transaction is now subject to approval from the regulatory authorities within these markets. Synergy Communications, a subsidiary of the Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund announced that [...]

FilmBox Movie Channel sealed deal with Metro Goldwyn Mayer for Middle East

SPI affiliate Kino Polska announced a licencing agreement with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) in the Middle East. The newly signed content licence agreement will offer access to new movie titles ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to award-winning films to SPI/FilmBox subscribers in the region.  The range of titles on offer include Get Shorty, Rocky, Ronin, The [...]

Safaricom introduces new services in Kenya

After an increase in local demand for a clearer and cost-effective video communication solution Safaricom has launched its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE) service in Kenya. The new service will influence the existing 4G network and its users to receive voice and video calls with no additional extra. “Today we are [...]

MTN Nigeria launched 4G+ across three cities

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has just launched 4G+ in three cities of Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. Mazen Mroue, Chief Operating Officer said: Its about the customer. We put the customer at the heart of everything that we do. He described the launch as a natural evolution from MTNs already fast and reliable 4G network and [...]

GBC to reinstate TV licence fee

Augustin Yamson, the acting Director-General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) says GBC will bring back the payment of the TV Licence fee in order for the organisation to focus more on Public Service Broadcasting and also improve content. Mr Yamson announced this during the visit of the Executives of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to [...]

GBC to reinstate TV licence fee

Augustin Yamson, the acting Director-General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) says GBC will bring back the payment of the TV Licence fee in order for the organisation to focus more on Public Service Broadcasting and also improve content. Mr Yamson announced this during the visit of the Executives of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to [...]

StarTimes launched new telenovela Asintado

StarTimes announced the debut of Asintado, a new telenovela series which will be aired on Novela E Plus, every Friday to Sunday at 6:50pm. Based on critics, the new telenovela is said to be a mind-blowing, intriguing and a nonstop one of a kind watching experience. The story behind the series focuses on a tight [...]