Category Archives: TV channels / Content

PBS Sports launched to compete with BEIN Sports

Saudi-Arabia, in partnership with Egypt is launching its own TV network, PBS Sports, to bring down the Qatari monopoly of the entertainment television, BEIN Sports. PBS Sports groups will launch 11 channels and will be broadcasted in the region and internationally. Available on Nilesat, PBS Sport would not be encrypted and will be available for [...]

Deutsche Welle teams up with GHF to launch African series

Deutsche Welle, the German International broadcasting in collaboration with scientific promoting organization: Gerda Henkel Foundation (GHF), just launched African Roots, a story series for young Africans. The launch took place at the Global Media Forum organized by Deutsche Welle in Bonn Germany. Many experts of African history were gathered in a panel called “From Lucy [...]

SuperSport gets its own gaming channel

SuperSport recently teamed-up with British gaming channel Ginx TV, which will be offering a 24 hours service to DStv Now as well as DStv DTH subscribers. Some of Mega 8 eSport , events have been acquiered by Ginx TV and will be streamed to the South African audiences.  Mega8 general manager Given Radingwana declared: We [...]

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain slab new subscriptions to BeIN

After the ban of Al-jazeera channels and website in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, the two countries decided to block new subscriptions to BeIN Media, the Qatar based pay-TV network. The network holds Middle East holds many rights for Major FIFA events such as the World Cup or event national event such as English Premier League. [...]

Easter Ender is coming to BBC Brit on DStv

East Ender the popular British soap will be launched on BBC Brit via DStv. The channel already has Top Gear and The Graham Norton Show which are insanely popular in Africa, it is available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact. The Head of Programming Africa, BBC Worldwide Kully Kaur-Bain said declared : We know [...]

Imira sealed distribution deals with Nickelodeon and Showmax in Africa and Middle East

Toonz Medias Imira Entertainment, a producer-distributor for kids and family content unveiled various deals inked with key TV international players, including Nickelodeon, Kids Network and Showmax in Africa and Middle East Nickelodeon is expanding its previous multi-territory acquisition Larva, adding more seasons for Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa. In South Africa, Showmax acquired Jamillah & [...]

Disney unveils new shows for EMEA region

Disney announced the creation of 11 series of more than 300 hours of content to be released in Europe, Middle East and Africa over the next two years. Three new shows are coming to live after being showcased at the Annecy Festival: 101 Dalmatian Street, Giganotosaurus and Space Chickens In Space. The American brand also [...]

4G subscribers in Africa to reach 296 million by 2022

The latest research conducted by Dataxis highlights the steady rise of mobile internet connectivity in Africa. 4G mobile subscribers are expected to reach 296 million by 2022 compared to 24 million for 2016. Dataxis forecasts that 4G network will be accessible in all 54 countries.  The number of 3G enabled SIMS will continue to rise [...]

DStv suspends two channels in Angola

Angolan consumers woke up to a surprise, Zap DStv cancelled the broadcasting of two of their channels SIC Noticias and SIC International. According to locals, the reasons for the cancellation is that the channels are too critic toward the government, thus pressuring MultiChoice for the interruption of the programmes, and the other is weak audience.  [...]

Gulf States demand the shutdown of Al-Jazeera channels

Al-Jazeera, the Arabic news network is under pressure, the Gulf States are asking of its immediate shut-down especially in the light of the recent events. This has been a demand made by the State for 20 years. The Qatar based network, is the most viewed Arabic channel worldwide and enjoy a good popularity with the [...]