Category Archives: TV channels / Content

Comedy Central working on local version of ‘Comedians Solve World Problems” for MENA

Comedy Central is expanding globally with Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI) working together to produce MENAs episode of Comedians Solve World Problems. The internationally acclaimed show will have its own local versions in countries like the US, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Brazil. Each episode will have 24 different comedians which will run on [...]

South Africa and China collaborate to produce its first co-production No Man’s Land

No Mans Land is largely set in Chinas Qinghai Province, situated in the northern foothills of the Himalayas, as well as the northern wetlands of Gauteng. The story is about a conservationist who fights to protect a Chinese endangered red-crowned crane.  The production of No Mans Land plans to bring Africa and Asia together in [...]

Arcadia Premium TV to be available on StarTimes

Arcadia Premium Television will make its debut on StarTimes channel 176. According to its founders, Olamide Yousuph and Akintunde Marinho, the official roll out of Arcadia Premium TV will take place in June. Yousuph said, Its always difficult to change the existing power structure, but like it or not, change is coming for the cable [...]

1Magic will now be accessible on DStv Compact Plus

The channel, which was available only to DStv Premium subscribers will now be available on DStv Compact Plus. The package will be 36.91 USD (R519) per month, 46.16 USD (R649) on a price lock deal for 24 months, and at 406.04 (R5 709) as a once off annual deal.  The CEO of M-Net, Nkateko Mabaso [...]

Music channel Mezzo now available on Canal+ Africa

French music channel Mezzo, dedicated to classical music, jazz and dance, is now available on Les Bouquets Canal+, distributed in 22 African countries. The Deputy Director of TV channels Lagardère-Active, President of Mezzo, Caroline Cochaux, expressed, With this launch in Africa, Mezzo, which is already available in some sixty countries in Europe, in Asia and [...]

BBC and Channels Television roll out new TV programme ‘Gist Nigeria’

BBC and Nigerias Channels Television launch new current affairs programme called Gist Nigeria on Channels TV in Nigeria. The studio-based programme will emphasize on the stories behind the news, with original storytelling and audience interaction via @GistNigeriaTV and its studio in Lagos. Co-produced by Channels Television and the BBC in Nigeria, Gist Nigeria will be a weekly half-hour show for viewers in Nigeria, and on [...]

e.TV Ghana to roll out new TV shows

e.TV Ghana is bringing an array of exciting new shows this April. The introduction of the new shows is part of e.TV Ghanas offer to bring quality television content to it viewers across Ghana. The all new African Womens Voices is a one-hour live television program which will be available every Monday at 4pm with [...]

Discovery offers ‘Real Time’ And ‘Discovery Family’ To StarTimes subscribers across Africa

Discovery, Inc. rolls out channel Real Time across Africa. Since 15 April 2019, the female general entertainment channel is available on StarTimes, alongside Discovery Family which has been accessible on the StarTimes platform since December 2018. The statement follows Discoverys recent renewal with StarTimes earlier this year, which involved the launch of ST Real Time and Discovery [...]

UFC inks multi-year rights deal with Abu Dhabi Media for MENA

Pay-television broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media has obtained exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights in MENA, with the state-run group to roll out a localized OTT service and mobile app in the area. The multi-year deal consists of all live events, pre and post-event programming and all original UFC programming. Live UFC events will also be [...]

Prime TV suspension lifted in Zambia

The Independent Broadcasting Authority has lifted the suspension of Prime Television, effective immediately.  The ban was enforced exhibiting unprofessional elements in its broadcasting through unbalanced coverage, opinionated news, material likely to incite violence and use of derogatory language.  IBA Board Secretary, Josephine Mapoma has confirmed in a statement, saying the decision to lift the suspension [...]