Author Archives: Shana Rafter

Third season of ‘The Fastest Shedder’ TV show available in Nigeria

A reality television show for encouraging healthy living and fight against obesity is set to hit the Nigerian television airwaves. The third season of Nigeria’s first weight loss reality TV show, the Fastest Shedder is intended at raising awareness against obesity and inspiring plus size people to maintain a healthy lifestyle. According to the founder [...]

OSN network to revamp its streaming platform WAVO in MENA

Streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu and home entertainment have been revamped. Viewers no longer follow a set schedule to watch their favourite TV shows. Streaming platforms have given viewers control of what to watch, where, when and how. The CEO of Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) said, The world of today is [...]

New Sport service Betoo launched in Cameroon

Currently retired and African champion Samuel Eto’o is embarking on investment relative to his favourite field. The Cameroonian announced the arrival of a new sports betting called, Betoo.  Based on sources close to the retired footballer, betoo is only the beginning of the conversion of Samuel Eto’o in business, after the failed episode of Set [...]

Supersport to broadcast Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2019

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced expanded coverage plans for the ICC Mens T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in Dubai. ICC TV is set to produce live coverage of 28 matches which will be broadcast by the Cricket bodys global broadcast partners, making this edition the most widely available to watch ICC Mens T20 [...]

Omantel and Ooredoo unveil 5G roadmap

The Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) has authorised two telecom operators Omantel and Ooredoo the right to use a 100MHz 5G spectrum, which will offer endless opportunities for upgrading their services.  Both the telecom companies will construct and install 4,400 stations to operate 5G technology in the next five years, including 1,000 stations in the year [...]

Canal+ partners with Mediawan to produce original content for Africa

Canal+ International (the international subsidiary of Canal+ Group) and Mediawan are forming a partnership to invest in original content in French for the African audience. The subsidiary will have a potential audience in the 25 African countries where CANAL+ Group operates. Canal+ International and Mediawan are forming a new entity to produce exclusive French- language [...]

Nigeria to adopt the Voice Kids

Nigeria will become the 40th country in the world to air the local version of The Voice Kids. Fame TV has licensed both the adult and junior versions of the singing series, which will be produced by prodco UN1TY.  Both versions will be aired on various platforms including NTA network, Ait, Startimes, Fame TV and [...]

BBC Studios extends its reach across Africa

BBC Studios has announced that it has licensed over 800 hours of content to clients across Africa in the past six months. The first agreement will be between the studios and Seychelles Broadcasting Company (SBC) and also securing a package deal with a free-to-air broadcaster in Kenya and extending access to BBC Studios content through [...]

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 [...]