Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

Zambezi Magic to roll out Date My Family Botswana

Local production houses have been invited to collaborate to produce Botswana’s version of DsTV’s popular dating show, Date My Family. The tv show aired on Zambezi Magic, or channel 160, assists singletons find love by sending them on dates with their potential partners family, according to Mzanzi Magic.  Zambezi Magic provides a mix of locally produced [...]

Kwesé Free TV gets terrestrial license in SA

South African people will be able to enjoy a new free-to-air terrestrial television service offering five free channels to viewers, comprising of a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.  Kwesé Free TV, which is 20% own by Econet Group (the parent of Liquid Telecom), is the first free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster to be licensed since e.tv received its [...]

Orange to roll out 4G in Guinea

Orange-Guinea has recently obtained a 4G operating license for the next ten years, in exchange for a check of 79.5 million euros signed to the Guinean authorities. Orange strengthens its offer against its two competitors in Guinea, MTN and Cellcom. For an amount of 90 million dollars (79.5 million euros), the Guinean subsidiary of the [...]

Insight TV introduces linear channel on Jawwy TV in MENA

The deal, managed by content producer and distributor SAWA Rights Management (SRM), will offer Insights programming to regional viewers 24 hours a day, through either the Jawwy set-top box or the Jawwy TV. Programmes from the entertainment, action sports and lifestyle channel to be available on Jawwy TV include Morbidelli Rising, THRU, Travel with a Goat, and [...]

The NBA partners with YouTube to offer its first African channel

The National Basketball Association has inked a deal with YouTube for an African channel to increase its visibility on the continent. The NBA is collaborating with Googles video-sharing unit to offer original content and bring NBA games live to African fans. The NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall said, The games will [...]

Onatel obtained a grant with Atlantic Bank to roll out 4G in Burkina Faso

As part of the financing of the renewal of the license to operate telecommunications services in Burkina Faso, Onatel has signed a partnership agreement with the Atlantic Bank worth 40 billion CFA Francs which aims to allow Onatel to renew its license and offer the latest generation services to its customers.  Through this signature, Onatel [...]

BBC Studios Africa to screen the South African version of First Dates

BBC Studios Africa will screen the First Dates South Africa for BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174). Rapid Blue will be making First Dates SA, joining the flurry of current and planned dating reality shows on South African television stretching from The Bachelor South Africa and Finding the One on M-Net to Date My Family on Mzansi Magic, The Longest Date on SABC3, and One Night with my [...]

Canal+ to deploy its pay TV offer in Ethiopia

Canal + will soon deploy its pay-TV offer in the coming weeks in Ethiopia. The company has reached an agreement with Mr. Teodros for the distribution of the channels of Vivendi’s subsidiary in Ethiopia. The agreement was signed during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Ethiopia. It should be noted that the country’s [...]

MBC seizes broadcast rights for Formula One

MBC Group has seized the rights to the FIA Formula One races. The broadcaster will provide F1 racing free-to-air. The deal gives MBC five-year exclusive rights to air the races, starting last Friday with live reporting of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. MBC declared in a statement, This marks the return [...]