Category Archives: TV channels / Content

Marc Dorcel introduces first African adult channel

After the introduction of Dorcel TV and Dorcel XXX with approximately 3 million subscribers across Europe and recently Dorcel TV in Canada. The French X giant has decided to satisfy the African audience with Dorcel TV Africa. According to Gregory Dorcel, Dorcel TV Africas productions are produced by and for Africans with scenes adapted to [...]

Infront Media seizes six-year Olympics TV rights agreement in sub-Saharan Africa

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic movements governing body, has inked a six-year contract with international sports rights agency Infront Media for the sub-Saharan Africa area. The contract will last until 2024 covering the next two Summer Games, Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024; the Beijing 2022 Winter Games; as well as both of the [...]

M-Net partners with Cinemax to bring new local drama series worldwide

M-Net has collaborated with global broadcasters to offer the television version of Deon Meyer’s crime novel, Trackers, to the world. M-Net seized a partnership deal with ‘Germany’s public broadcaster ZDF. The pay TV operator has specified that crime thriller is also being co-produced by Cinemax, which will offer the drama series worldwide outside M-Net and ZDF’s [...]

Telenova series ‘Asintado’ available on StarTimes Nigeria

Asintado, the telenovela series is airing on StarTimes Novela E Plus, Channel 128 and 057. The new telenovela series, Asintado is broadcasted every Friday to Sunday at 6:50 pm African Time and offers an amazing, interesting and a one of a kind watching experience. According to StarTimes Content Manager, Abosede Adewara, the series is based [...]

Botswana Television to air AFCON matches

The national television broadcaster, Botswana Television (Btv) is in the process of seizing broadcast rights for this years Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in Cairo, Egypt next Friday. The Head of sports of BTV, Edson Malebane said they were mid-way through negotiations to seize the broadcast rights. Malebane said the intention is to buy [...]

SuperSport launched an Olympic Channel on its website

SuperSport has launched an Olympic Channel section on its website where viewers will be able to watch all Olympic-themed original series and documentaries all commissioned by the Olympic Channel. SuperSport has the rights agreement with International Olympic Committee (IOC) for both the Olympic and the Young Olympic Games until 2024. With Tokyo 2020 just over [...]

Canal+ International to launch Canal+ University in Africa

Canal + International launches Canal + University to provide professional training to audiovisual actors in Africa. This initiative aims to encourage the transfer of skills on the African continent in the media sector. Journalists, directors, editors and other members of Canal + International’s production teams will travel to the African continent for practical sessions. The [...]

TAC Studios to coproduce four new TV series across Africa

The African Channel, has partnered with Nigerian, Kenyan, South African and Egyptian production companies to produce four TV series in Africa. TAC studios which is the production company of the African Channel develops, produces and distributes lifestyle content reflecting the continents influence on the world. According to Brendan Gabriel, Head of creative and production for [...]

CRTV launched a sports channel in Cameroon

The public broadcaster, Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) rolled out a brand-new sports channel on Thursday June 6. The sports channel is the first of its kind in Cameroon and the sub region after the project suffered several setbacks since its conceptualization years ago. CRTV Sports and Entertainment will offer sports on the national region [...]

StarTimes acquires exclusive rights for Copa América in Africa

Pay TV operator StarTimes has seized exclusive broadcasting rights for CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019 in Sub-Saharan Africa. The 46th edition of Copa America will be held in five cities in Brazil on June 14 to July 7. Twelve teams will be in competition including two guests, Japan and Qatar. The Sports Director of StarTimes, [...]