Author Archives: Deena Chunikiah

Vodacom seals deal with Diprente Films and reveals comedy channel on Video Play

Video Play, the video-on-demand (VOD) service of Vodacom, is introducing Gunga7.com, a new local comedy channel, to its subscribers. This launch follows an agreement signed between Vodacom and Dipente Films, the production company, for content licensing. With this, the VOD service will see its bouquet expanding to 10 and will include content encompassing news, sports, [...]

OSN renovates with new package offers

OSN, the pay TV operator in the Middle-East, is revamping its offering with new packages. Customers will now have a new collection of sports, movies and entertainment packs and will be able to create their choice according to their purchasing power. Five new HD packages will be offered and this include Entertainment Get Started, the [...]

Kwesé TV unveils new content with AMC and Scripps deals

Kwesé TV, the African pay TV platform has unveiled new deals that Econet Media has signed with the AMC Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive. This will be followed by a boost in the content line-up of Kwesé programming. Two channels, entitled Travel Channel and Fine Living, have been added to the pay TV platform with [...]

Disney EMEA to introduce ‘So Sammy’ on Disney Channel app

Disney EMEA is readying So Sammy on its dedicated app. It will be the first original series for the Disney Channel app. The series will consist of 10 episodes lasting for two minutes each. The show has been produced by King Bert Productions (founded by comedian Miranda Hart in 2014), together with David Williams (comic [...]

GRB Entertainment brings new shows on StarTimes and Azam TV

GRB Entertainment has recently licensed several shows including family-themed docuseries and lifestyle shows to the pay-tv operator StarTimes and Azam TV. The shows will be aired in Tanzania and Uganda, amongst other countries in Africa. StarTimes has acquired five seasons of My First Home. The show is about first-time homebuyers going through the process of [...]

Nigeria needs 30 million STBS for digital switchover completion

The news has been revealed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Thirty million set-top boxes will be required to complete the digital switch over (DSO) process in Nigeria. During transition, billions of naira (Nigerian currency) will be involved for the set-top boxes (STBs) in the process, according to Mallam Is’haq Modibo Kawu, the Director General of [...]

All DStv packages and GOtv Plus brings the Emirates FA Cup

MultiChoice has revealed about the addition of the remaining matches of the Emirates FA Cup tournament for this year, on all DStv packages and GOtv Plus. No further cost will be charged for the addition of this new programme. According to Martin Mabutho, the general manager of MultiChoice, said that until the month of May, [...]

Zodiak Kids’ ‘Zach and Quack’ in the Middle East

Zodiak Kids, the global distributor of kids entertainment from Banijay Group company, has recently announced the introduction of Zach & Quack in the Middle East region, alongside the Latin American regions. The second season of the childrens television series has been launched shortly and has already been sold to Israeli TV. Zack & Quack is [...]

SPI International channels now in Cameroon

The International TV operator, SPI International/FilmBox Channels Group has introduced its numerous channels in Africa, especially in Cameroon. This new development has been brought in the lime light, following a deal with SWECOM Cameroon, the telecommunications company in Cameroon. Various channels will be available in the French-language package of the local TV service of SPI. [...]

OSN extends exclusive deal with Disney in MENA

  OSN, the Middle East pay-TV operator, has extended its exclusive agreement with The Walt Disney company. The new pact will allow OSN to cover a large array of movies, series, alongside other channel offerings in the region of Middle East and North Africa. Following this deal, OSN will introduce a dedicated Disney-branded HD movie [...]