Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

StarTimes encourages Rwandans to produce local contents

According to Officials from StarTimes Rwanda, local content producers can earn money if they innovate with new and original TV entertainment materials that can be aired on StarTimes Rwanda cable TV. StarTimes Rwanda offers over 200 bouquet channels for its subscribers. Local viewers are more interested by local novellas, series and childrens entertainment material. Unfortunately, [...]

Malawi Post Corporation to introduce mobile money service

Zaphweka (ZapCash) mobile money service will be launch before the end of the year. The announcement was made during a meeting with the country’s Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communication Technology Mark Botomani in Blantyre, MPC Director General Henry Shamu confirmed the progress and said the groundwork had reached a progressive stage. Shamu declared [...]

National Geographic kids Abu Dhabi to showcase local youth adventure-filled series in UAE

National Geographic Kids Abu Dhabi has released Shammat Hawa i.e. Adventurous Brothers, a new enthralling, action-filled adventure youth series, locally produced and taking place around the UAE. The 14-part series tracks two Arab brothers eye-opening journey, starting from Abu Dhabis Eastern Mangroves and Mushrif Park and going on to Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, Shark Island in Khor [...]

YouTube rolls out music streaming service in MENA

YouTube has introduced its music streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa market. The YouTube music streaming services will firstly be accessible in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon and Oman. The company is providing two services YouTube Music offers a music streaming application from 5.44 USD (Dh19.99) per month and [...]

VNova and Simplestream to offer African streaming service MVMO

VNova is collaborating with over-the-top (OTT) company Simplestream to roll out a new pan-African streaming service – Movies, Video, Music, Opportunity (MVMO) – later this year. The service is at the moment in trial in several locations, the platform has collaborated with major content providers including Times Multimedia TMM for news. MVMO will also offer [...]

Zee Magic available on StarTimes and Starsat in Africa

Zee Africa is bringing Bollywood entertainment to the African audience by rolling out its French General Entertainment Channel (GEC) Zee Magic on digital entertainment platforms StarTimes and Starsat. Zee Magic is available on StarTimes for the French-speaking audiences in countries such as Senegal, Gabon, Mali, Benin, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Burundi, Congo, DRC, Cameroon and Sierra [...]

Vodafone to offer mobile network services in Oman

Vodafone Group has inked a strategic collaboration agreement with Oman Future Telecommunications to roll out mobile network services in the Sultanate of Oman. The pair have contracted a non-equity agreement that will see them launch a brand-new mobile network, offering 4G and 5G services. The network buildout will be completed by the second half of [...]

GBC and Ghana Athletics Association inked deal to air IAAF World Championship

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) have inked deal to broadcast the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar from September 27 to October 10. The collaboration brings together Ghana’s biggest television station and the GAA to create a legacy for the championships and athletics in Ghana and beyond. The [...]

Discovery Channel to air Spielberg’s series ’Why We Hate’ in MENA

Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg Why We Hate series will be available in the MENA region on October 13, 2019, at 10:40 pm on Discovery Channel, OSN channel 500. Directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard (Emmy winners for When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts), the series makes us feel one of [...]