Author Archives: Shana Rafter

Naijatastic has launched a mobile app in Nigeria

Launched at the start of the year, Naijatastic allows users to stream audio and video all free of charge. Naijatastic helps artists to promote their locally made audio content, the Naijatastic team told Music In Africa. It brings about a bond between the artist, as well as their fans and listeners all over the world. [...]

Discovery and DStv brings HGTV channel to South Africa

Discovery, the global leader in real-life entertainment and DStv is bringing the internationally renowned HGTV to South African screens. Launching on 15 July 2019 exclusively on DStv (ch 177), HGTV is the global authority on everything home, with engaging on-screen superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. [...]

YouTube Music adds new features in South Africa

YouTube Music, latest updates for its Music Premium and Premium services, include new features that allows users to switch easily between a song and its music video for an uninterrupted experience. New updates also include Smart Downloads and new playlists for South Africa. Smart Downloads automatically download and store your favourite songs offline to save [...]

New Environmental series launched on National Geographic Kids in Abu Dhabi

Green Thumb, the new environmentally friendly series shot in the UAE which main focus is on sustainable farming is launched on National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi. The 16-episode Arabic series will follow a young environmentalist while exploring different farming methods, their benefits, and applications. There will also be some featured segments on how to build [...]

Syniverse and China Telecom Global partner to deliver connectivity to Middle East and Africa

Syniverse, the worlds most connected company, and China Telecom Global (CTG), a subsidiary of China Telecommunications Corporation has recently announced they have formed a strategic partnership to provide mobile operators in the Middle East and Africa with a new suite of connectivity solutions for quickly and cost-effectively migrating to 4G and other advanced voice, data, [...]

Spotify launched Disney Music Hub in South Africa

Spotify users in United States, Canada, South Africa, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand can now enjoy listening to the new Disney Music Hub with all the music behind Disney movies, television shows and many more. Streaming playlists will feature everything from classics such as The Lion King to newer favourites like Frozen to Star Wars and Marvel Movie [...]

Ali Mufuruki to acquire majority in Wananchi Cable Ltd

Tanzanian businessman Ali Mufuruki has increased his shares in Wananchi Cable Ltd, a company specializing in providing Internet access, voice and pay TV, under the Zuku brand. Ali Mufuruki, who already owns 35% of Wananchi Cable Ltd, wants to take control of the subsidiary to strengthen his position in the local telecommunications sector. Wananchi Cable [...]

Celebrity Game Night announced on E! Africa

E! Africa on DStv Channel has announced its new late-night show, Celebrity Game Night which will be hosted by Anele Mdoda alongside Ayanda Thabethe and Jason Goliath.  The big announcement was made on social media, We are so excited to reveal the faces of our brand-new show, Celebrity Game Night! Which will be aired late [...]

Starz Play to launch its first original Arabic series in UAE

Starz Play, MENAs leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service is about to launch its first Arabic original series based in the UAE. CEO Maaz Sheikh announced, Our major plans for the rest of the year is to do an Arabic original and were looking at partnering with a few studios. The show will be [...]

Ethiopian Broadcasters Association migrate to SES satellites

SES has recently signed two agreements with Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC) that aims to result in the creation of a dedicated Ethiopian TV environment. The migration agreement with AEB will create a dedicated TV neighbourhood for Ethiopians on SESs East Africa Digital TV platform on NSS-12 at 57 [...]