Monthly Archives: October 2019

Zain launched new SVOD platform, PlayVOD

Zain has just announced the launch of its unique subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, PlayVOD, in partnership with Digital Virgo which is a France-based specialist in telecom payments, monetization and digital marketing. With this new service Zain Kuwaits offers 2.8 million customers access to a wide range of popular movies and TV series, mixing [...]

Boomplay to enter French-speaking countries

After four years of being on the market in West Africa, Boomplay Music is set to expand its services to French-speaking countries on the continent. Boomplay General Manager, Dele Kadiri said besides French-speaking countries in Africa, the company would also target African expatriates living in the US, Canada and Europe.    “We have started to [...]

Atinka TV to launch season two of gospel show

The biggest band gospel television reality show ‘Kron Kron’ produced by Atinka Media Village has been launched. Kronkron which is a live TV reality worship-centered competition that creates a platform for bands to compete among themselves in the area of Christian worship. Speaking at the launch of the event, the Managing Director of Atinka Media [...]

40% DTT coverage achieved in Ivory Coast

The government in Ivory Coast has announced that 40% of the country has now been equipped with DTT signals. The information was disclosed by Yeo Adama, Director General of the Ivorian Broadcasting Company (IBC) during a press conference in Abidjan. “We already covered 25% of the population. Currently, we have installed infrastructure in Bouaflé region. [...]

Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem highlights to air on DStv and GOtv

MultiChoice is bringing back some of the best moments from the recently concluded Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) season 4, Pepper Dem edition in daily doses for the next one month. The BBNaija Pepper Dem Highlights show will last for a month, starting on Monday, 14 October and will run till Friday, 8th November 2019 on [...]

Viu to live-stream Openview’s News and Sport channel

The entertainment streaming service, Viu, has recently announced its partnership with eMedia Investments and Openviews News and Sport Channel.  The partnership will aim to provide viewers with live access to selected live Premier League games as well as current affairs. News and Sport is Openview’s most recent news and sport channel. The channel strives to [...]

SABC to air Bafana matches after four-year deal

The South African Broadcasting Association (SABC) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) have finally reached a four- year deal that will see Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana matches broadcast on terrestrial television. The agreement will start with live coverage on SABC 1 of Bafanas Nelson Mandela Challenge clash with Mali. The deal includes all [...]

Discovery Channel open to more DStv subscribers in October

Discovery Channel will be accessible to all DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers from 11 October to 18 November 2019. According to a statement released by the company customers will enjoy content such as Gold Rush and Street Outlaws, and a special premiere of the Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg series, Why We Hate.  We [...]

Canal+ launches reality show about basketball in Gabon

Canal+ is launching, Basketball Academy a reality show on basketball, shot in Gabon.  The show follows the journey of 20 young Gabonese players aged 15 to 18 who want to become the best players of the Gabonese national under-18 team who represented the country during the tournament “United Basketball Africa” in Benin. 6 episodes will [...]

Wizkid plans to roll out music streaming app

Nigerian artist Wizkid has recently announced he would soon roll out a new music streaming app. The Afrobeats sensation will collaborate with Nigeria-based United Bank for Africa on the new venture. Wizkid, stated, My team and I, weve been working so hard. I have this new streaming app that Im about to launch right now, in collaboration with United Bank for [...]