Author Archives: Umayrah Ramjan

iflix seals deal with LEGO for content in Middle-East and Africa

iflix announces that it has entered into a major two-year distribution agreement with LEGO Systems (LEGO) to add a wide range of the most popular LEGO series to iflixs extensive library of award-winning titles. iflix will offer its subscribers across the Middle East and Africa unlimited access to both stream and download an incredible selection [...]

GOtv switched on in Zambia

MultiChoices GOtv unit in Zambia has restored free-to-air channels on its platform, after Zambias state broadcaster illegally cut the signals of these TV stations 15 months ago. In December, GOtv dropped charges against the Zambia National Broadcasting Corp (ZNBC), Chinas TopStar Communications and the Zambian government. T his was after free-to-air channels, which GOtv had [...]

Multichoice SA Announces Price Increase

Multichoice SA has announced its annual price adjustment effective as of April 1, 2018. The majority of the packages are seeing a price increase with the only exception being the DStv Access and Easyview packages. However, for DSTV Zimbabwe, the price is set to remain unchanged. The spokesperson for DSTV Zim said: While we can confirm that Multichoice South Africa [...]

Fox Networks Group Africa enters new content agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution

Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include TheResident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.    The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just [...]

Telkom Kenya deploys financial resources for 3G and 4G

Today, Telkom Kenya announced a grand promotion that will see 50 subscribers win 50 cars each for the next 10 weeks. The telecoms company decidedly launched the campaign on Valentines Day to commemorate a significant growth in the number of subscriber under its umbrella. As the telco switched ownership to its current largest shareholder Helios [...]

NBC launches DTT in Enugu, Nigeria

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) launched the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) which would enable the nation to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was present at the NTA Enugu premises where the Digital Switch Over (DSO) took place, promised to buy 10,000 set top boxes to be [...]

DSO in Nigeria supported by GOtv

Nigerias Federal Government to roll out DSO project in Enugu and Oshogbo as part of its commitment to transition from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Transmission across the nation. Mr. Ishaq Moddibo-Kawu, the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), said that the preparations for the launch in the two mentioned above states are close to [...]

Safaricom launches new music streaming app Songa

Telecommunications company Safaricom  is launching a music business through a new music streaming service, Songa. The application launched on Monday evening has a catalogue of 2.5 million songs from 400,000 local and international artists. Songa is an evolution for Safaricom. Songa therefore is an additional revenue stream for artistes riding on the success of Skiza, said [...]

Revamped programming and rebranding for TV Africa

Ideal Groupe, a major shareholder in TV Africa, rolled out a big re-branding campaign to re-position the station following 13 years of operations under the old management.  The on-air programming was given the refresh treatment as well now seeks to give a new look and feel that will give viewers the best experience with new [...]

NBC chose Harmonic for Olympic Winter Games 2018

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has opted for Harmonic to provide MediaGrid shared storage systems and Spectrum MediaDeck integrated media servers for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February. The announcement was made on 8 February by Jim [...]