Author Archives: Umayrah Ramjan

StarTimes bringing live Italian Serie matches to viewers in Africa

The famous Pay TV company, StarTimes, will offer subscribers live coverage of the thrilling Italian league matches this weekend. The matches will feature multiple Scudeto winners Juventus hosting Torino at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday while Sampdoria welcomes AC Milan at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.  Commenting on the Serie A games, Brands and Marketing Director, [...]

Afrostream puts an end to its activities

Afrostream, the video-on-demand service offering exclusively African films and series, announced, on September 13, the shutdown of its services. The company specializing in VOD, long cited as an example for startuppers, makes its sign song after a start in a tornado. Created in 2015 by the Franco-Cameroonian Tonjé Bakang, Afrostream dreamed not only of African [...]

Olumide Oworu returns on MTV Shuga for new season

Olumide Oworu, the Nollywood actor, model and rapper, has been announced as a returning cast member for the hit TV drama series, MTV Shuga. Olumide played Weki, a HIV positive teenage schoolboy in seasons 3 and 4 will return to excite audiences in MTV Shuga Naija. Olumide stated that it feels great to be back [...]

The Great South African Bake Off TV show is back

South Africans are about to crown the next best baking Chef as The Great South African Bake Off is returning on small screens for a third season. The series involves a nationwide hunt and crowning of South Africas best and sensational baker. The reality TV show will air next month.  The Great South African Bake [...]

France 24 deploys HD services in Middle East

The international French Channel, France 24, has launched two HD channels, France 24 in English and France 24 in Arabic, on Arabsats Badr 4 satellite. France 24 Arabic is exclusive to Arabsat in the middle east region.  Khalid Balkheyour, Arabsat President & CEO said France 24 has been a long standing customer since the creation [...]

BBC World Service expands offerings to several African Countries

BBC World Service reaches out for the Horn of Africa with the launch of three new services targeting audience in Ethiopia, Eritrea. The new BBC services will provide news, current affairs and analysis of Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as regional and international news. Programmes will target a younger audience as well with social media [...]

M-Net adds The Handmaid’s Tale to its channel

The post-apocalyptic show, The Handmaids Tale, will air on M-Net following the acquisition of the broadcast right by the company. The show will be aired on the channel on Monday 30th October at 10 p.m. The Handmaid’s Tale swept the 69th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards and became the toast of this year’s Emmy awards [...]

Turkish Channel Natural TV to reach West Africa

Natural TV is a Turkish channel focused on health, agriculture, music and cultural content is expanding to the West African Region. Following the new agreement, the channel struck with SES, to use the latters Astra 2G satellite capacity as well as uplink services from its teleport in Luxembourg. With a potential audience of five million [...]

Uganda is to expand internet access using satellite

The Uganda Communications Commissions (UCC) seeks to supplement optic fibre using satellite internet. The authorities confirmed the pilot testing will begin in November, this year.  Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC Director General, said the government has been actively working on the satellite Internet access project together with the International Telecommunication Satellite Organisation (ITSO) and several private [...]

Econet Media group to deploy more Content Delivery Networks in Africa

A subsidiary of Econet Group, Econet Media, is seeking to deliver more Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) in Africa to bring global streaming channels like Netflix, to its networm.  Kwese Play, owned by Strive Masiwiya, throughis subsidiary, Liquid Telecoms, has deployed CDNs successfully across Sub-Saharan Africa. Liquid telecom has been evolving rapidly over the past years [...]