Category Archives: TVE / multiscreen

CNN introduces multi-platform operation in Nigeria

CNN, the basic cable and satellite network owned by Turner Broadcasting System, is launching a multi-screen services in Nigerias city, Lagos; in view of elevating news coverage in Africa and impacting heavily in the digital presence over the continent. Stephanie Busari is the named supervising producer, encompassing the newsgathering and digital operations and the networks [...]

NITA and GNA to launch mobile digital television in Ghana

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) and the Ghana News Agency are collaborating to introduce the first Mobile Digital TV in Ghana. The project, which is set to take off in a few weeks, is aimed at improving the value proposition of both institutions. The announcement was made by Bernard Otabil, the CEO of GNA. [...]

UAE regulatory blames technical snag for Periscope ban

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of UAE has put an end to speculations over the ban on a mobile streaming service, Periscope owned by Twitter. The service is being blocked as TRA discovered a technical glitch, reported The National. The regulatory is currently working with Etisalat and Du to resolve the technical snag. Immediately after discovering the [...]

Eurostar, Asianet unveil mobile TV service in GCC

Eurostar Group, Dubai based consumer electronics firm, brings a mobile television application to cater to Malayali expatriates in Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states in partnership with Asianet Communications, Indian media conglomerate. The subscription based mobile streaming service is priced at AED279 for six months, as per media reports. Asianet Mobile TV application offers over 22 [...]

UAE blocks Periscope

Periscope, mobile streaming service owned by Twitter, has been blocked in United Arab Emirates. Twitter has confirmed the restriction to The National newspaper. Periscope is currently giving a shot to resolve the issue, said the newspaper. However, it was aware of access issues in UAE, stated Twitter. Twitter has not divulged further details whether it [...]

Icflix upgrades Android application

Icflix has modernised its Android application to a new version 2.0. Icflix 2.0 has introduced a new sleeker user interface and several new additional features. The new app has been built from the ground up and is a complete new redesign. Its faster, efficient and more user friendly making it easier to navigate. As more [...]

Ooredoo Kuwait partners Vuclip for mobile VoD service

Ooredoo Kuwait selects technology from Vuclip to provide premium mobile video-on-demand service. The service is priced as low as 200 FILS (USD0.66) per day. The mobile VoD service runs on Vuclips patented technology, Dynamic Adaptive Transcoding Technology which provides unbuffered videos and optimises network variability across all mobile devices. The service offers personalised selection of [...]

Sakata Media taps mobile VoD market with Vuclip

Sakata Media, Kenyan production company, has signed a technology deal with Vuclip, California based mobile video-on-demand service provider for emerging markets, to tap mobile video-on-demand space. Sakata Media provides gospel; Kenyan, Nigerian and East African music videos; entertainment news; Afro cinema; current local series along with international content such as sports, movies, comedy, fashion, food [...]

Zantel launches Mobile TV service in Tanzania

Tanzanian mobile operator, Zantel, has launched a new mobile TV services, Zuninga Television, in the country which will provide its mobile phone subscribers with news, movies, gospel, sports and other content from a number of domestic media houses. Zantel is the only Integrated Telecom service provider in Tanzania offering International Gateway services, Fixed, Mobile and [...]

Sorele to launch online TV network in South Africa

African media content company , Sorele Media, announced its plan to launch a new online TV platform, AzaTV, on May 20, 2015 in South Africa. AzaTV is an online TV platform that aims to deliver the very best in entertainment, lifestyle, talk, and inspirational content to Africans by Africans, said Salamina Mosese, director and co-founder [...]