Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

ES1 available on the Canal + bouquets in Africa

ES1 esport channel is available since January 15th in the Canal + bouquets offer, from the Evasion formula, on channel 113. After 1 year of its creation, the channel ES1 will be available, among others, in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, [...]

Canal + focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa

The French group Canal + will now invest in sub-Saharan Africa and more specifically, French-speaking Africa. For example, Canal + Afrique (formerly Canal Overseas Africa), Canal + Overseas publishes on behalf of the Canal + channel for the African continent and distributes the “Canal + Bouquets” offers in Mali, Cameroon, Senegal and Ivory Coast. It [...]

BBC Africa launches new TV/radio programmes in Nigeria

As Nigeria prepares for the general election in 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa, has launched new television and radio programmes across its partner TV stations in Nigeria. In a statement, published on the BBC Media Center, it is specified the programmes would feature across its 12 language services, including the Nigeria based BBC [...]

Metro TV rolls out ‘Diplomatic Affairs’ in Ghana

The first episode of new Television talk show, Diplomatic Affairs is programmed to debut on Metro TV at 6.30 pm on Sunday, January 13. The 30-minute current affairs and diplomatic talk show will be divided into news, interviews as well as events from the diplomatic community both locally and internationally. Presented by the stirring Harriet [...]

Azam TV hosts Sinema Zetu International Film Festival 2019

The 2nd Sinema Zetu International Film Festival (SZIFF) started on 1st of January 2019. These 53 days long festival focus on ‘Swahili Panorama’ and World Cinema’. Swahili Panorama represents Feature Films, SERIES, Dramas, Short Films & Documentaries produced in Swahili.   ‘World Cinema represents movies from any country/language, produced or subtitled in English. Thus, any movie [...]

Cable Network Egypt (CNE) renewed its agreement with beIN

BeIN Sports has restarted airing its linear TV channels in Egypt just one day after the network went off air following a disagreement with cable operator Cable Egypt (CNE). An agreement has been reached after the lengthy negotiations between Cable Network Egypt (CNE) and beIN to offer football fans in Egypt the opportunity to enjoy sporting [...]

Islamic TV Al Bayane to be launched in Ivory Coast

Islamic TV Al Bayane – The manifesto in Arabic – is expected to to be launched in March. The announcement was made on December 29 by the President of the Higher Council of Imams (Cosim). A national Islamic television station named “Al Bayane” could start broadcasting in Côte d’Ivoire “by March 2019,” said Cheick Bouakary [...]

Safaricom rolls out overdrafts to M-Pesa in Kenya

Safaricom has introduced a new service which will enable users to send money or pay using the mobile money transfer service with insufficient balances following the launch of overdrafts. The company effectively trialled the overdraft service in November last year, leading to the launch to 24.2mn customers. The facility has been called Fuliza or Okoa [...]

Showmax to launch new original series ‘The Girl from St. Agnes’

Showmax has launched the first trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes and it looks like a creepy and fascinating adventure.  The series is the second original show from the South African streaming service which will be launched for subscribers from Thursday, 31 January 2019.  The eight-episode series was produced by Harriet Gavshon of Quizzical Pictures who [...]

MultiChoice launches ‘Step Up’ Campaign on DStv and GOtv in Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria starts the new year with a brand-new offer Step Up for DStv and GOtv customers. As from Tuesday, 15 January till Monday, 15 April 2019 the Step-Up campaign will offer all active and disconnected DStv Compact, Family and Access customers the occasion to pay for an upgrade package and get an enhancement to [...]