Category Archives: News AFRICA

MultiChoice Nigeria denied Pay-Per-View model

MultiChoice Nigeria, the Pay TV service provider cancelled the fresh news about their Pay-Per-View model. The company has demented the rumours that circulated about this news. The company issued a statement MultiChoice wishes to correct the news currently being circulated and states that at no time was it announced that a Pay Per View service [...]

Kenya lost rights for the African soccer Championship

Kenya has lost the right to host the African Nations Championship. The Confederation of African Football declared that many delays for the preparation of the tournament due to the actual state of the country. CAF made a decision to take the tournament away from Kenya the executive committee has been assembled to vote a new [...]

OpenView HD to terminate Deen TV broadcast end September

Deen TV and Open ViewHD have been partner for four years and the partnership is set to end on 30 September 2017, the channel will no longer be part of the free-to-view satellite bouquet. The decision to discontinue our relationship with Deen TV was made on the back of scheduled commercial discussions between the two [...]

StarTimes to ink DTT agreement with Sao Tome and Principe government

After negotiations began in early September, the Chinese group StarTimes would have reached an agreement with the government of Sao Tome and Principe a few days ago to deal with the country’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. Negotiations focused on financing the country’s technological transition, but it is doubtful that StarTimes also had to [...]

BeIN secures content with Irdeto in MENA

Qatar-based pay-TV operator beIN has cemented its relationship with Irdeto by signing a three-year deal to secure its content. Irdeto will supply its conditional access technology and security for the delivery of beINs live sports and entertainment content across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As a growing brand providing premium content across the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]