Monthly Archives: July 2019

One Africa TV to air ‘Yellow Submarine’ in Namibia

Yellow Submarine will be broadcasted on One Africa TV. The show will offer compelling interviews with Namibias most leading entertainment personalities. The show, which debuts on Sunday, is focused on arts but also into other areas of life such as medicine and issues affecting artists.  The producer, Jonathan Luvindao, declared, Our target demographic is quite [...]

Sawa teams up with Huawei for MENA video service

The collaboration will allow Sawa to spread its TV channels portfolio and selection of encrypted channels to telcos across MENA. The video service will offer viewers access to pre-integrated Sawa entertainment channels as well as options such as an electronic programme guide, catch-up services, a time shift function, and a network personal video recorder (nPVR) [...]

Sipromad takes over pan-African channel Africanews

The pan-African channel Africanews, owned by Euronews NBC has been bought by Malagasy Group Sipromad for approximately 20 million US Dollars. Created in 2016 by the French group EuronewsNBC, pan-African television Africanews has a new owner. This news should be made official on July 24th. The acquisition is part of a strategy to internationalize the [...]

MultiChoice introduces Discovery’s Real Time TV on DStv and GOtv

Multichoice Africa in collaboration with Discovery Inc. have rolled out Real Time TV on DStv and GOtv which will be available as from Monday, July 15, 2019. Real Time is an entertainment channel offering programmes based on real lives, nature, crime and medical lives. The Vice President and General Manager for Discovery in Africa and [...]

Ali Mufuruki to acquire majority in Wananchi Cable Ltd

Tanzanian businessman Ali Mufuruki has increased his shares in Wananchi Cable Ltd, a company specializing in providing Internet access, voice and pay TV, under the Zuku brand. Ali Mufuruki, who already owns 35% of Wananchi Cable Ltd, wants to take control of the subsidiary to strengthen his position in the local telecommunications sector. Wananchi Cable [...]

Celebrity Game Night announced on E! Africa

E! Africa on DStv Channel has announced its new late-night show, Celebrity Game Night which will be hosted by Anele Mdoda alongside Ayanda Thabethe and Jason Goliath.  The big announcement was made on social media, We are so excited to reveal the faces of our brand-new show, Celebrity Game Night! Which will be aired late [...]

Starz Play to launch its first original Arabic series in UAE

Starz Play, MENAs leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service is about to launch its first Arabic original series based in the UAE. CEO Maaz Sheikh announced, Our major plans for the rest of the year is to do an Arabic original and were looking at partnering with a few studios. The show will be [...]

Ethiopian Broadcasters Association migrate to SES satellites

SES has recently signed two agreements with Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC) that aims to result in the creation of a dedicated Ethiopian TV environment. The migration agreement with AEB will create a dedicated TV neighbourhood for Ethiopians on SESs East Africa Digital TV platform on NSS-12 at 57 [...]