Monthly Archives: August 2019

Discovery Channel to air Spielberg’s series ’Why We Hate’ in MENA

Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg Why We Hate series will be available in the MENA region on October 13, 2019, at 10:40 pm on Discovery Channel, OSN channel 500. Directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard (Emmy winners for When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts), the series makes us feel one of [...]

SABC secured PSL broadcast rights

SABC secured the rights to broadcast Absa Premiership matches for R72m a season over five years. The public broadcaster paid R72m-per-season deal with SuperSport for the broadcast rights after it refused a R280m-per-year proposal that it said was not commercially feasible. Premiership matches were not aired on the public broadcaster in the opening weeks of [...]

The digital migration in Zambia delayed by cash flow problem of partner TopStar

In Zambia, the digital migration could be delayed by cash flow problems of TopStar, the country’s technical partner. A source within TopStar Communications, under condition of anonymity, told ITWeb Africa that the company is battling to raise enough revenue to sustain its operation and even begin to repay the loan adding that the company [...]

MTN Nigeria officially rolls out mobile money services

MTN will officially launch mobile money services, MoMo in Nigeria, its biggest market and Africas most populous nation. Mobile Money structures across Africa will offer the opportunity to make cash transfers and payments via mobile phone. It is seen as a significant measure to connecting financial inclusion. As its biggest market, the Nigeria launch is seen [...]

BBC Lifestyle to expand advertising prospects across Sub-Saharan Africa

BBC Studios is planning to offer advertising opportunities on its BBC Lifestyle channel for clients across sub-Saharan Africa in countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia. As from Sunday, 1 September, advertisers in these countries will be able to influence modern female audiences via a separate BBC Lifestyle commercial feed that will broadcast [...]

Box office hit ‘Die storie van Ellen Pakkies’ is now available on Showmax

Die Storie van Ellen Pakkies is now streaming on Showmax, the tragic story of a Cape Flats mothers real-life torment. Ellen Pakkies story stunned South Africa in 2007 as we discover more about the woman who was ultimately driven to take her own sons life. The movie tells Ellen Pakkies story which is a traumatic [...]

Nigeria starts 5G trial

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given the green light for the trial of 5G services in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta has unveiled this during the opening of the maiden International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Digital African Week in Abuja. Danbatta said that Nigeria had exceeded the 30 per [...]

Mozambique Telecom to launch 4G by the end of 2019

State operator Mozambique Telecom (Tmcel) will roll out 4G services by the end of November and will expand the national network with the support from China. A statement from the company said, “Tmcel will introduce, by the end of November next year, 4G technology as part of the project to modernize and upgrade its entire [...]

ZEE5 offering news channels for free in Africa and MENA

ZEE5 Global is offering its top news channels available free for streaming in select countries in APAC, MENA and Africa. Subscribers in these countries will have access to 15 news channels and enjoy contents like world headlines and business, sport, entertainment, and other trending news free of charge in seven languages; Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Oriya, [...]

Vodafone offers 5G-ready sim cards in Qatar

Vodafone Qatar has introduced 5G-ready Vodafone SIM cards. Vodafone subscribers having prepaid or postpaid mobile plans will have the opportunity to experience high-speed 5G mobile connectivity. The advantages of Vodafone 5G are incomparable; ultra-fast network speeds and low latency allowing faster, seamless connectivity. Subscribers can stream a sporting event with no interruption and download a full HD film in seconds. [...]