Category Archives: TV channels / Content

Federal Government of Nigeria planning free TV distribution

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister for Information and Culture stated that the Federal Government is planning to launch a US$27.7 million per annum free TV distribution network. This decision is aimed to boost the Nollywood industry in Nigeria. Mohammed stated that the gesture is meant to grow the economy of the movie industry in the [...]

e.tv in South Africa to air reality show Hangman

Hangman, a television reality show will premiere on e.tv October 8. The show aims to uncover South Africas greatest innovator. The Cell C original series will also be streamed online hosted by Maps Maponyane.  Hangman consists of two different content streams. The first is the actual reality series, which will be broadcast on e.tv as [...]

BBC Arabic extends deal with Arabsat for 15 more years

  Following the renewed contract with the British Broadcaster, BBC Arabic TV will continue to be aired across the Arab world through its regional satellite operator Arabsats BADR-4. The BBC said the extended deal will provide its free-to-air radio and television services to audience across the Middle East (Mena) and North Africa for 15 years [...]

Kwesé TV to offer five channels for free

The founder of Econet Media and Kwesé TV, Strive Masiyiwa, announced that the company will be offering five free channels without subscription. The free channels are Kwesé FREE Sport (KFS), Kwesé FREE Entertainment (KFE), African News, Local FREE-To-Air channels and Flow TV. Only the decoder needs to be bought and installed and viewers will be [...]

VIA to air nine new shows this October

Nine new TV shows to kick off on the Afrikaans lifestyle channel VIA this month. From cooking programmes, makeover or thrilling reality TV shows, viewers will be able to enjoy an array of shows on VIA.  Jan, a new show will see South Africas Michelin-Star Chef, Jan-Hendrik Van Der Westhuizen, go on a culinary adventure [...]

Fox Life brings changes to programming schedule

Fox Networks Group Africa has announced that Fox Life will be making changes to its schedule to make it easier for audiences to watch their favourite shows through genre streamlining, predicting repeat patterns and weekend catch ups.  Some of the international shows that helped establish the channel, such Lee Daniels Star and Atlanta will be [...]

Season Two of A.Y.E to air from this Sunday

The reality TV show of Africas Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E), will start airing from this Sunday on key African TV stations and run for 13 weeks. The reality TV show is at its second season and is known as the worlds largest entrepreneurship network with over twelve million members. Over 25000 applicants from different industries will [...]

Fox Network to launch three channels in the Middle East

The media giant Fox Network is launching three channels in the Middle East region, including the first Fox branded Arabic language channel. The media company already has 12 channels lined up for the region.  The new channels will get viewers to enjoy a lifestyle channel called Fox Life, a crime thriller channel called Fox Crime [...]

FOX Life to broadcast Turkish telenovelas in South Africa

Turkish telenovelas that will soon be enjoyed by South African and African viewers in passionate stories on FOX Life. Tracey Gilchrist, director of content, scheduling and acquisitions at FNG Africa, has revealed that they have acquired and are scheduling Turkish telenovelas, a genre that’s been taking the entire TV world by storm recently. The Turkish [...]