Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Millions, Nollywood thriller to premiere across Nigeria

Chika Lann, ex international model and TV personality has announced the premiers of the high-level anticipated movie, The Millions across Nigeria, starting on 25th August 2019. The film, which was shot across Nigeria, featured top Nollywood stars such as Ramsey Nouah, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ali Nuhu, Toyin Abraham, Nancy Isime and ace comedian Ayodeji Makun, popularly [...]

Madgoat TV seeks license in Kenya

Dubai-based investor Ricardo Badoer is seeking a commercial free to air television licence for the sports and entertainment channel Madgoat TV (MGTV) which is currently available online and planning to branch out to the competitive local mainstream media. Badoer Investment Limited, which owns local Wazito Football Club, has been streaming the club’s games live on [...]

Azam Tv ends its sponsorship deals with FERWAFA in Rwanda

Azam TV is believed to have ended its sponsorship of the Rwanda Premier Football League, a decision that has come as a huge blow to the league. Azam TV entered into a memorandum of Understanding with the local Football Association (FERWAFA) as a potential sponsor to a tune of $2.35million for five years staring from [...]

Pierre Cloete joins BBC Africa as commercial director

The BBC has just announced the appointment of Pierre Cloete as commercial director of the group for sub-Saharan Africa. The new British brand program manager for the region was the last managing director of Kwesé General Entertainment. He was responsible for launching the pay TV service Kwesé TV. Most recently, he was Kwesé Sports’ Director [...]

Pierre Cloete joins BBC Africa as commercial director

The BBC has just announced the appointment of Pierre Cloete as commercial director of the group for sub-Saharan Africa. The new British brand program manager for the region was the last managing director of Kwesé General Entertainment. He was responsible for launching the pay TV service Kwesé TV. Most recently, he was Kwesé Sports’ Director [...]

DTT in Senegal to be completed end of 2019

Sidy Diagne, CEO at Excaf Telecom, which is the governments technical partner in Senegal believes that migration should be completed by the end of 2019. This period, which is several months ahead of International Telecommunication Union, set for June 2020, would result from government pressure on its technical partner. Of the 25 sites that the [...]

DStv revises its price in Kenya

DStv announced plan to lower its monthly subscriptions charges at a time when its rivals, mainly online streaming service producers such as Netflix, Showmax and Youtube are offering affordable, available and convenient for many users.  Under the new packages, the Premium customers will now pay Sh7500, from Sh7900, with a total of 127 world TV [...]

MTN and biNu offering data-free web access in South Africa

MTN and biNu announced a partnership that will enable mobile subscribers in South Africa to access websites and apps #datafree. Rather than using their own mobile data to visit and interact with sites or apps, mobile subscribers in South Africa can now have their data paid for by participating digital content and application owners, thanks to biNus [...]

Bonang Matheba to bring new TV show on SABC1 in 2020

TV personality Bonang Matheba will be back to the South African public broadcaster with a new TV show in progress set to air in 2020 on SABC1. It will mark Queen B’s return to SABC1 13 years after she became a presenter on Live AMP in 2007 that ended in 2012. While the in-demand master [...]

Kwesé Free TV granted license from South African regulator

South Africas media and communications regulator ICASA has granted a commercial free-to-air TV license to Kwesé Free TV. The regulator said that Kwesé Free TVs service complied with the appropriate South African laws and met a market need. It also judged that the outfits business plan and means of financial support were adequate and that [...]