Author Archives: Umayrah Ramjan

Liquid Telecom partners with Sigfox to build IoT network in Kenya

Liquid Telecom Kenya, the fiber optic connectivity provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Sigfox, a company specializing in the provision of IoT services and networks, to build an Internet of Things (IoT) network. , in the country. The ceremony was held on August 16, 2018, in Nairobi, on the sidelines of the first day [...]

Inwi Morocco launched 4.5G

The mobile phone operator Inwi, of the Moroccan group Al Mada, has just hit a big blow in Morocco by launching the 4,5G, premises to the network of the future that is the 5G. With this new technical configuration, the telecom company can now offer its subscribers a download speed of 1Gbps. In practice, Inwi [...]

NBC summons artists to produce contents within the provisions of the broadcasting Code

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) have restated its vow to sanction media outfits, particularly TV and Radio stations that have continued to offend its directive against the airing of vulgar and indecent music lyrics in spite of verbal and written warnings. The Director General of the Commission, Mallam Ishaq Modibbo [...]

DStv Now apps now accessible to more devices

MultiChoice has launched three new apps for its DStv Now streaming service, for Apple TV, media players running Android TV and Samsung smart TVs. The pay-television operator said on Wednesday that the new apps are designed for a lean-back experience. DStv Now was launched in 2014 and was originally designed as a mobile-first product, with apps [...]

Star Life new channel for the South African audience

Star Life – the brand-new HD lifestyle channel that is launching on DStv, GOtv and Openview on 27 August, 2018.  Star Network has announced that the new channel, which has been created exclusively for African audiences, will be a 24/7 English language channel showcasing a fusion of the very best family dramas, celebrity dance shows [...]

Netflix announces broadcast of its documentary on the City of Joy in DRC

Netflix will broadcast on September 7 “City of Joy”, a documentary about a center eponymous welcoming women survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC. The information has just been provided by a press release from the American giant video-on-demand. The documentary is based on the improbable friendship that develops between the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege [...]

SABC signs deal with MultiChoice to air on DStv

The SABCs 24-hour news channel will continue being aired on DStv after the public broadcaster reached an agreement with MultiChoice. In a joint statement between the SABC and MultiChoice the two parties said the deal also meant that SABC Encore which flights old content previously aired by the public broadcaster on its free-to-air channels will [...]

APO Group And Kwesé Sports to promote Rugby across Africa

APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, announced a strategic alliance with Kwesé Sports to promote African rugby internationally. As part of the new deal Kwesé Sports, the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms of Rugby Africas games in sub-Saharan Africa, will enjoy unlimited use of [...]

DTT rolling out in Free State

According to a government press release, the Department of Communications has sped up to deliver digital migration benefits to residents of the Free State by teaming up with broadcasters including e.tv, the SABC, MultiChoice and Star Sat. Officials will be present across the Free State province to educate the public about digital migration as the [...]

Zuku complies with TCRA

Kenyas Wananchi Group, the owner of pay television firm Zuku, has removed free-to-air (FTA) channels from its subscription list for Tanzanian customers in order to comply with the TCRA regulations. Zuku made the announcement on Sunday noting that it was in line with the directive made by Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) last week that [...]