Category Archives: TV channels / Content

Star Life new channel for the South African audience

Star Life – the brand-new HD lifestyle channel that is launching on DStv, GOtv and Openview on 27 August, 2018.  Star Network has announced that the new channel, which has been created exclusively for African audiences, will be a 24/7 English language channel showcasing a fusion of the very best family dramas, celebrity dance shows [...]

SABC signs deal with MultiChoice to air on DStv

The SABCs 24-hour news channel will continue being aired on DStv after the public broadcaster reached an agreement with MultiChoice. In a joint statement between the SABC and MultiChoice the two parties said the deal also meant that SABC Encore which flights old content previously aired by the public broadcaster on its free-to-air channels will [...]

APO Group And Kwesé Sports to promote Rugby across Africa

APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, announced a strategic alliance with Kwesé Sports to promote African rugby internationally. As part of the new deal Kwesé Sports, the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms of Rugby Africas games in sub-Saharan Africa, will enjoy unlimited use of [...]

FOX Africa on the way to boost ratings

The network revealed, according to The Media Online, its latest news and previewed its upcoming programming. Van der Veer, General Manager of the Network said, Both shareholders of 21st Century Fox and Disney have approved all proposals related to the transaction and Disney now is working towards getting all the regulatory approvals in non-US jurisdictions These [...]

Kenya Television Network launches KTN Burudani

After the launch of the 24-hour KTN News three years ago, the Kenya Television Network has a third station in works. The Road-based Television network from Mombasa will be launching a new entertainment channel called KTN Burudani. The new station, which aims to appeal to a young audience and will be bringing entertaining programs including [...]

Disney XD shows available in Arabic now on OSN

Disney fans in the Middle East and North Africa will now be able to enjoy Disney XD programmes in Arabic thanks to the pay-TV network OSN. OSN has announced that shows will be available in Arabic, opening up the popular TV channel to a broader and more diverse audience. The announcement follows the exclusive release [...]

BeIN and BBC want to collaborate to produce and distribute content in North Africa

BBC Studios has entered into a partnership with BeIN Media Group to produce and distribute content in several countries in the MENA region. While the main countries covered by this agreement are in the Middle East, the two companies are also exploring opportunities for collaboration in North Africa. As part of this partnership, BeIN plans [...]

The Tour of Rwanda in the spotlight on Canal +

The 10th edition of the Tour of Rwanda, the annual meeting of African cycling enthusiasts, will be held this year from August 5 to 12, 2018. Canal +, partner of this anniversary edition, will broadcast all stages of the tour on its dedicated channel: A + Sport. In total, 17 teams of five riders will [...]

Mondo TV to launch Cuby Zoo in the Middle East

Mondo TV, Italian producer/distributor, has signed a two-year deal with Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC3 to air an Arabic-language version of its new CGI-animated preschool series Cuby Zoo in all Arabic-speaking countries starting in early 2019. Aimed at two- to five-year-olds, the short series narrates the story of cube-shaped animal toys that come to life to play and [...]

BBC Studios extends collaboration with BeIN Media group in MENA

BBC Studios has signed a partnership with BeIN Media Group to scout opportunities for the co-development, co-production and distribution of content in Qatar, the Middle East and Turkey.  As part of the collaboration, BBC Studios and BeIN envisage to seek possibilities for the development and/or production of content, while exploring the acquisition of additional BBC [...]