Author Archives: Umayrah Ramjan

Music + streaming service Nigeria lands deal with Sony Music

In Nigeria, Music +, the music streaming service of telecommunications operator MTN, has entered into a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to distribute on its platform in the Federal Republic the content of the label’s catalog. The agreement between Music + and Sony Music Entertainment, which together with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, [...]

Mondo TV inks deal with Dkids for distribution of content in the Middle East

Mondo TV has inked a three-year deal that sees the animated series Robot Trains airing in Arabic on Discoverys DKids channel in the Middle East. The first season of Robot Trains will premiere next month on DKids, while the second installment is slated for broadcast in February 2019. The show, which is produced by CJ E&M, is meant for [...]

Médiamétrie et Omedia launch the first barometer of TNT on the continent

Médiamétrie and Omedia, two companies specializing in the collection of figures and the analysis of data on media activity, will launch the first barometer of DTT in Africa. The information was made public by a joint press release from both partners, dating from a few hours ago. “Broadcasters, institutions, operators, content producers, media agencies, advertisers, [...]

Netflix doubles original productions from Europe, Middle East and Africa

From a supernatural drama set in Jordan to a Turkish series called The Protector, Netflix is nearly doubling its film production in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with over 100 projects originating in the region in 2018. The US-headquartered company said regional film production now spans 16 countries including Lebanon, Turkey and [...]

BBC’s association with ECB ends while TalkSport negotiates FTA rights for SA

BBCs association with ECB has ended after TalkSport secured free-to-air radio rights. TalkSport are also in negotiations to secure rights for Englands 2019-20 tour to South Africa. This deal brings an end to a 13-year relationship between BBC and ECB. The last time BBC lost an overseas radio rights was back in 2005, interestingly to the same organisation. The rights covers Test, ODIs [...]

ASA new rules on TV commercials content before 9pm

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has ruled that sexual health commercials should only be shown after 21:00 on South African television. Mens Clinic International told the ASA that it has two sets of commercials that is broadcast during daytime and during the night on South African television before 20:00 and after [...]

Temperature restores hope in music talents on TV Africa Ghana

Temperature is a platform formed by the station to give young rappers and Dancehall artiste the opportunity to show the world what they have in terms of rap music. For rap and Dancehall music lovers, TV Africa has brought joy with their newly exuberant, vibrant and sensational Rap talent show Temperature with the ever [...]

AfriDocs documentaries to be available on Channel24 streaming platform

Every week, an African documentary from the AfriDocs platform will be available on Channel24’s streaming platform. This was made possible by an agreement announced a few hours ago between the AfriDocs documentary streaming platform and the Channel24 South African channel. The channel will select on a weekly basis from AfriDocs’ vast library of documentaries the [...]

SACIA aids in developing SA’s broadcast industry

Since 2009, the South African Communication Industries Association (SACIA) has been promoting the adoption of professional standards and ethical business practices within the broadcast communications industry across Southern Africa. Executive director of SACIA, Kevan Jones has been on this journey since its inception. He talks about it saying, Wed arrange studio visits, share information and [...]