Author Archives: Shana Rafter

Maroc Telecom buys Tigo Chad

Following a successful deal with Millicom, Maroc Telecom has acquired Tigo Chad. Based on a statement from Maroc Telecom, “This acquisition, which is part of its international development strategy, aims to expand and consolidate the Maroc Telecom Group’s presence in the region.” At the same time Millicom issued a statement which reads: “Millicom has signed [...]

RTI Group and Orange Ivory Coast have partnered together

Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) and operator Orange Ivory Coast have just signed a partnership for the promotion of digital local content. The Ivorian public will now be able to follow all the programs of the television channels of the public service media group on Orange Ivory Coast TV. “We have just crossed a milestone. Indeed, we have sealed [...]

Mauritius Telecom launches my.t 4K Smart box

The my.t 4K smart box was launched by the CEO of Mauritius Telecom, Sherry Singh by focusing on the mission of the company which is to offer extraordinary television experience to its customers. Sherry Singh also revealed that the new TV and Broadband offerings are responding to changing usage patterns. To benefit from these new offers, [...]

Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and downloading service in Africa has signed a deal with Warner Music to bring record companys closer to the region. The partnership will allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Musics range of music to the listeners in over ten countries such as Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Joe He, CEO of Boomplay, says: “Major [...]

Magical Kenya Open will stream live on Kenya Television Network (KTN News)

The Standard Group PLC has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights as the lucrative European Challenge Tour event official media partner. Part of the deal, KTN News will retransmit the signal via free to air channel across East and Central Africa. KTN News will be the only local television station with express authority to air the tournament. [...]

New animated series ‘Zafari’ screened in MENA to promote tolerance

Spacetoon TV, has premiered Zafari an 11- minute animated series the first children’s TV channel in Mena. Zafari reinforces the values of friendship and accepting others in a humorous manner through creative storytelling and unique characters, including a baby elephant with zebra skin, a lion with flamingo feathers and many more that were magically born [...]

Fox’s popular TV series to air on StarTimes ON

The Walking Dead and Empire will screen on StarTimes online video platform as from March, 22. Besides the two TV shows, X-Files, 24, American Dad, Modern Family, Outcast, Bones and Family Guy will be the first to be screened to StarTimes ON users. Other TV series like Legion, Prison Break, American Horror Story and other [...]

MTN confirmed the relaunched of Mobile Money service in South Africa

MTN has announced the relaunched of Mobile Money (MoMo), alongside new media offerings which will increase digital revenue. To note, MTN launched its Mobile Money in 2012 which attracted over 2 million customers, but shut it down in 2016 due to lack of commercial feasibility. The operating costs of providing a mobile money platform have [...]

YouTube Music is now launched in South Africa

YouTube has launched its new music streaming service, YouTube Music in South Africa. Based on a statement, the new service will offer music videos, official albums, singles, live performances, remixes, covers and hard-to-find music. The ad-supported version of YouTube Music is free of charge, but the Premium service is based on a paid membership at [...]

Safaricom customers to use M-Pesa for Ali Express purchases

Ali Express customers in Kenya can now pay for goods using M-Pesa following a partnership deal with Safaricom and Ant financial, the world’s largest fintech service provider. The partnership between the two platforms comes five months later after Safaricom announced its M-Pesa global initiative. Shoppers will also have the option of using their post office [...]