NexTV News Africa http://nextvafrica.com Media on the NexTV generation in Africa Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:53:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Turner Africa chooses Greenworld Communications in Nigeria for newly launched channels http://nextvafrica.com/turner-africa-chooses-greenworld-communications-in-nigeria-for-newly-launched-channels/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:31:36 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/turner-africa-chooses-greenworld-communications-in-nigeria-for-newly-launched-channels/ Turner Africa is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Greenworld Communications in Nigeria. This partnership will offer Greenworld’s client’s access to advertising solutions on some of its iconic, high-quality channels operating across the continent: newly launched TNT, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. “We are extremely excited to work with Turner Africa and its prestigious [...]

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Turner Africa is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Greenworld Communications in Nigeria. This partnership will offer Greenworld’s client’s access to advertising solutions on some of its iconic, high-quality channels operating across the continent: newly launched TNT, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

“We are extremely excited to work with Turner Africa and its prestigious brands” says Greg Anobili, Vice-President & CEO, Greenworld Communications Limited. This partnership furthers the multi-channel vision of Greenworld, where we can provide advertisers with desirable audiences over multiple platforms.  The implication is that we will make it possible to greatly amplify advertising campaigns and brands alike, working closely with the brands to drive better ROI and reach for clients”.

Turner, a WarnerMedia company is an entertainment, sports and news company that operates more than 180 channels and showcases 47 brands in 34 languages in over 200 countries. The Turner channels are available on DSTV and terrestrial TV in Nigeria across multiple packages. Turner Africa operates the leading kid’s channels – Cartoon Network and Boomerang and the US blockbuster movie channel, TNT.

A key driver is definitely Turner’s outstanding reputation for creating premium content and delivering exceptional experiences to fans no matter how they are consuming content, from on-air, on the ground or digital.

The agreement expands the reach of the Greenworld TV sales division into new genres being blockbusters movies (such as the epic “I am Legend” with Will Smith or the latest Miami Vice) and highly desirable kid’s programming as well as into new audiences across the SEM spectrum. Greenworld offers Turner Africa dedicated television and integrated sales and a back-end team with the experience to produce cost-effective, high-impact advertising, content and sponsorship solutions on the Turner channels.

“Concluding this significant partnership with one of the world’s leading content providers and distributors will strengthen Greenworld’s offering to the market” says Greg Anobili. “Television is an increasingly important part of our strategy and we will now be able to offer our clients a more extensive media buy that delivers diverse content opportunities, audiences and return on investment.”

 Guillaume Coffin, VP of sales and Business Development – France and Africa said, “The partnership with Greenworld is an important move for TURNER’s developments and regional relevance in west Africa. Its expertise and its ability to innovate as well as its event-based advertising know-how convinced us to sign this new partnership. We are convinced that with this new offer we will bring even more value to clients.

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Global Citizen Festival organisation collaborates with DStv, SABC and MTV International for Mandela 100 concert http://nextvafrica.com/global-citizen-festival-organisation-collaborates-with-dstv-sabc-and-mtv-international-for-mandela-100-concert/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:28:40 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/global-citizen-festival-organisation-collaborates-with-dstv-sabc-and-mtv-international-for-mandela-100-concert/ On Sunday, 2 December 2018, the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert will be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The festival will aid to alleviate extreme poverty and the free-ticketed event will showcase the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Sho Madjozi and Cassper Nyovest performing on stage. Recently, the Global [...]

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On Sunday, 2 December 2018, the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert will be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The festival will aid to alleviate extreme poverty and the free-ticketed event will showcase the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Sho Madjozi and Cassper Nyovest performing on stage.

Recently, the Global Citizen organisation made it official that it will be collaborating with the SABC, DStv and MTV International to beam the concert live to a worldwide audience.

The live broadcast will be available over 180 countries across six continents. The collaboration of these three broadcast partners will provide the largest expanse of any television broadcast of a Global Citizen event to date.

Recently, SABC confirmed their partnership with the organisation. The broadcaster stated, “DStv will broadcast the event live to all its customers throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. It will also carry the responsibility to film the event and provide the live broadcast to the SABC and other international broadcast partners who will extend the reach world-wide.”

On the other hand, Yolisa Phahle, CEO for General Entertainment for MultiChoice, expressed, “We’re honoured to be the exclusive pay TV broadcast partner in Southern Africa for this event that celebrates Madiba’s legacy and reminds us all of the importance of giving back to our communities. We look forward to sharing this with our customers on the 2nd of December and giving them access to the musical highlights in the days thereafter. Mandela believed that music unites us and uplifts us – and here at MultiChoice, we believe that too.”

MultiChoice will make the live broadcast available on DStv channel 199 to all its customers across the African continent.

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Kwesé partners with Kalakoda Boxing to beam the Friday Fight Nights Series in Nigeria http://nextvafrica.com/kwese-partners-with-kalakoda-boxing-promotions-to-beam-the-friday-fight-nights-series-in-nigeria/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:25:30 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/kwese-partners-with-kalakoda-boxing-promotions-to-beam-the-friday-fight-nights-series-in-nigeria/ Kwesé collaborates with Kalakoda Boxing Promotions to bring the Friday Fight Nights series dubbed, Chaos in Lagos, to Nigeria on October 26. The much-anticipated rematch between Chomunorwa ‘Sting’ Gondarenda and Tony ‘Sugar’ Salam for Gondarenda’s WBF Africa Cruiserweight title will take place at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Chaos in Lagos. With Kwesé’s [...]

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Kwesé collaborates with Kalakoda Boxing Promotions to bring the Friday Fight Nights series dubbed, Chaos in Lagos, to Nigeria on October 26.

The much-anticipated rematch between Chomunorwa ‘Sting’ Gondarenda and Tony ‘Sugar’ Salam for Gondarenda’s WBF Africa Cruiserweight title will take place at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Chaos in Lagos.

With Kwesé’s multiplatform broadcasting approach, Nigerian sports fans will be spoilt for viewing options. Kwesé will offer full broadcast coverage of the event through satellite TV on channel 285 on the Kwesé TV bouquet, the Kwesé TV app linked to an active pay TV subscription, or Kwesé Free Sports UHF channel 32, and on Kwesé iflix mobile app.

However, Kwesé has inked sublicense agreements with various free-to-air (FTA) broadcasters across the continent to provide millions of views outside Nigeria to enjoy free access to the fight. The event can also be streamed on YouTube Live.

Gondarenda retained his belt on a split decision between the two in August. Soon after the match Gondarenda declared that he would fight Salam again, “any time any place”.

With two different styles, Gondarenda the come forward fighter and Salam the slick counter puncher, fighting often on the back foot, the fight will be a tough one for both opponents.

It will be now Nigeria’s turn to roll out the red carpet and put on an exceptional sporting display to stage the Friday Fight Night Series across the world. Kwesé will provide a full broadcast coverage of the event.

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Multichoice rolls out E.Africa talents academy in Nigeria http://nextvafrica.com/multichoice-rolls-out-e-africa-talents-academy-in-nigeria/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:42:11 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/multichoice-rolls-out-e-africa-talents-academy-in-nigeria/ MultiChoice has recently launched in Lagos alongside its partners, stakeholders, dignitaries and industry professionals, the long awaited ceremony for E.Africa talents academy. A 12-month training programme at the academy which will begin as from this month and will allow 20 candidates to develop their talents, get in touch with industry professionals to acquire theoretical knowledge, [...]

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MultiChoice has recently launched in Lagos alongside its partners, stakeholders, dignitaries and industry professionals, the long awaited ceremony for E.Africa talents academy.

A 12-month training programme at the academy which will begin as from this month and will allow 20 candidates to develop their talents, get in touch with industry professionals to acquire theoretical knowledge, hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling.

The Academy is intended to allow Africa’s next generation of film and television storytellers the skills to show their passion, connect with industry professionals and tell authentic African stories.

Commenting on the launch, the West Africa Academy Director, Femi Odugbemi, said the candidates would be exposed to a comprehensive curriculum comprising theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling.

Femi Odugbemi, further declared, “They will be primed as key players in the growth and sustainability of Africa’s creative film and television industry. It’s time that we not only reap the rewards of high-end quality TV and film products, but we also equally benefit from the investments behind the lens.”

On the other hand, the Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe stated that the film and television industry is the pioneer of creative industries in Africa, “We have been telling authentic and well-produced stories that only Africans themselves can tell. Nevertheless, there is a lot of raw talent that need to be nurtured and polished. The Academy will give such talent the opportunity to hone their skills, thereby increasing the pool of world-class talent within the industry. It’s also about teaching the selected candidates the business of film and television.”

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Canal Plus Sport to beam Boxing Gala “JAB & VIBES” live in Senegal http://nextvafrica.com/canal-plus-sport-to-beam-boxing-gala-jab-vibes-live-in-senegal/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:40:12 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/canal-plus-sport-to-beam-boxing-gala-jab-vibes-live-in-senegal/ Vivendi Sports is pushing its pawns in Africa. After a cycling race homologated by the Union Cycliste Internationale in Cameroon, the entity of the Group in charge of the conception and the realization of sporting events organizes the World Championship IBO (International Boxing Organization) of light weights, in collaboration with Malamine Koné Event, at the [...]

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Vivendi Sports is pushing its pawns in Africa. After a cycling race homologated by the Union Cycliste Internationale in Cameroon, the entity of the Group in charge of the conception and the realization of sporting events organizes the World Championship IBO (International Boxing Organization) of light weights, in collaboration with Malamine Koné Event, at the CanalOlympia Téranga of Dakar in Senegal this Saturday, October 20th.

This big international boxing gala will gather boxers Senegalese, French, Congolese, South Africa, Belorussian, Cameroonian, Algerian, Nigerian and Tunisian. It marks the return of international boxing in Africa. An evening that promises to be exceptional! Already, the name, “JAB & VIBES”, makes us vibrate!

Six fights are announced. The flagship assault will feature the two best French lightweights for the IBO World Title: Mohammed Mimoune, former European welterweight champion and holder of the IBO belt since January, and Franck Petitjean, challenger for the European title super light weights. Fights for the African Heavyweight Boxing Association (ABU) African Championship, the ABU African Lightweight Championship, and among the great hopes of French boxing in the super middleweight category are also announced.

This first edition of “JAB & VIBES” combines various Vivendi entities – Vivendi Sports’ clearly stated desire to multiply transversalities. The boxing event will be accompanied by the performances of Nix, Kiff No Beat and Sidiki Diabaté, artists signed in the labels of Universal Music Group. And it can be watched live on the Canal + Group sports channels on the African continent and in France.

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4KUNIVERSE channel to roll out across EMEA http://nextvafrica.com/4kuniverse-channel-to-roll-out-across-emea/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:35:50 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/4kuniverse-channel-to-roll-out-across-emea/ 4KUNIVERSE, a 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) general entertainment channel, will soon be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after bagging a deal with Eutelsat. The channel will be introduced on Eutelsat’s Hotbird video neighbourhood on November 1 and will be reaching cable and IPTV networks. 4KUNIVERSE will beam original TV series, movies, [...]

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4KUNIVERSE, a 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) general entertainment channel, will soon be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after bagging a deal with Eutelsat.

The channel will be introduced on Eutelsat’s Hotbird video neighbourhood on November 1 and will be reaching cable and IPTV networks.

4KUNIVERSE will beam original TV series, movies, documentaries, sports and primetime programming and will be available with Wide Colour Gamut, at 50 frames per second, and HLG HDR colour space.

The Channel founder and CEO, Matthew Mancinelli, said, “4KUNIVERSE will enjoy rapid growth across Europe, Middle East and North Africa thanks to our long-term agreement with Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite. It’s exciting to be at the forefront of TV technology and together with Hotbird, we’ll be able to fulfill customer demand of wanting the highest quality picture on television: 4K HDR.”

On the other hand, Eutelsat’s executive vice president for global TV and video, Gerry O’Sullivan, expressed, “We are very pleased to welcome 4KUNIVERSE on board our UHD platform in the Hotbird neighbourhood. Their exciting range of UHD series, movies and documentaries as well as a burgeoning live sport offering promises to delight and enthrall new audiences across Europe, Middle East and North Africa.”

Eutelsat’s Hotbird family comprises of three high-power satellites stationed at 13° East. Eutelsat Hotbird provides 1,000 television channels to more than 135 million TV homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

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SPI introduces new Turkish TV series channel in SA http://nextvafrica.com/spi-introduces-new-turkish-tv-series-channel-in-sa/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:51:30 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/spi-introduces-new-turkish-tv-series-channel-in-sa/ SPI/FilmBox is extending its worldwide TV channel portfolio with the Timeless Drama Channel featuring Turkish TV series such as Kurt Seyit and Sura, The Uncle in Black, 20 Minutes, The End and more. Timeless Drama Channel will beam in HD and is now available for distribution in DTH platforms, cable networks, mobile and Smart TV as well [...]

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SPI/FilmBox is extending its worldwide TV channel portfolio with the Timeless Drama Channel featuring Turkish TV series such as Kurt Seyit and Sura, The Uncle in Black, 20 Minutes, The End and more.

Timeless Drama Channel will beam in HD and is now available for distribution in DTH platforms, cable networks, mobile and Smart TV as well as OTT services around the world.

The CEO of SPI/FilmBox, Berk Uziyel declared, “SPI’s brand-new Timeless Drama Channel has broad appeal to anyone who loves big budget drama and series and will captivate your audiences and subscribers. These shows are now in demand across new territories in Central and Eastern Europe, South Africa, Asia, and Latin America so SPI International is responding to this by offering TV operators a linear HD channel with mesmerising top-quality Turkish series that drive record breaking ratings.”

To recall, SPI International/Filmbox is a global media company operating more than 30 television channels on six continents. SPI uses the latest technology providing subscribers access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers.

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Al-Madar rolls out 4G services in Northern Libya http://nextvafrica.com/al-madar-rolls-out-4g-services-in-northern-libya/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:44:53 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/al-madar-rolls-out-4g-services-in-northern-libya/ Libya’s state-owned mobile phone operator Al-Madar introduced the first 4G services in the North of Libya, a rare investment in a country hit by years of political instability and violence. The 4G services which is 10 times faster than the previous 3G Internet was rolled out at Al-Madar’s headquarters in Tripoli. The Chairman of Al-Madar [...]

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Libya’s state-owned mobile phone operator Al-Madar introduced the first 4G services in the North of Libya, a rare investment in a country hit by years of political instability and violence.

The 4G services which is 10 times faster than the previous 3G Internet was rolled out at Al-Madar’s headquarters in Tripoli.

The Chairman of Al-Madar declared, “The service and establishment of the 4G+ network was not an easy task. We were confronted with many difficulties and obstacles, both in terms of financing or the security situation that hindered implementation.”

He further declared that the 4G service is available in the Greater Tripoli area and will soon be available to the eastern city of Benghazi and other cities.

However, extending the 4G in the south which is hit by greater instability will depend on better security. “We can’t send our engineers to work in such conditions,” he stated.

The firm is owned by the Libyan post, telecommunication and IT Holding company, was established in 1995.

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Kwesé and Vodafone collaborate to bring VOD and live TV content to Ghana http://nextvafrica.com/kwese-and-vodafone-collaborate-to-bring-vod-and-live-tv-content-to-ghana/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:41:05 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/kwese-and-vodafone-collaborate-to-bring-vod-and-live-tv-content-to-ghana/ Vodafone Ghana has inked a deal with multiplatform broadcaster Kwesé, to provide the video-on-demand and live TV content to Ghana through the broadcaster’s video streaming service Kwesé Play. This collaboration will allow Ghanaians to connect a Kwese Play digital TV device to Vodafone’s high-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) or ADSL broadband service to access unlimited live TV [...]

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Vodafone Ghana has inked a deal with multiplatform broadcaster Kwesé, to provide the video-on-demand and live TV content to Ghana through the broadcaster’s video streaming service Kwesé Play.

This collaboration will allow Ghanaians to connect a Kwese Play digital TV device to Vodafone’s high-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) or ADSL broadband service to access unlimited live TV entertainment accessible on Kwesé TV in their homes.

The digital TV device is provided by RokuTM and allows viewers to stream the world’s best video content using the Internet.

With the collaboration of the world’s leading content providers – including; Kwesé iflix, Netflix, YouTube, TED and RedBull TV – Kwesé Play offers a variety of video on demand content into the market. Kwesé Play will introduce over 200 streaming channels on a single platform and coming up with many more to launch over the coming months.

The partnership between Kwesé and Vodafone will allow Kwesé Play Bundled to be accessible unlimitedly using Vodafone’s fixed broadband home internet packages and subscribers will be able to stream their favourite shows or movies using Vodafone’s high-speed internet connection.

Vodafone fixed broadband subscribers can buy the Kwesé Play device and obtain one month’s unlimited data to stream Kwesé TV’s full live TV content bouquet with a complimentary 12-month subscription to Kwesé iflix as part of the package.

The Director of Fixed Business and Customer Operations of Vodafone, Patricia Obo-Nai declared, ‘’Vodafone is excited about this partnership which will bring world-class entertainment content to our customers in the comfort of their homes. Leveraging on Vodafone Ghana’s reliable and efficient internet broadband service will enable Kwesé Play to deliver seamless video-on-demand and live TV content to Ghanaians.’’

During the official launch of Kwesé Play in Ghana, the Country Manager of Kwesé, Maxwell Dodd, expressed, “We pride ourselves in being an innovative broadcast network offering premium content to African viewers across multiple platforms. The introduction of Kwesé Play in Ghana expands our product offering while bringing the best in engaging general entertainment to Ghanaian households.”

This collaboration between Vodafone and Kwesé will offer Ghanaians a premium viewing and they only need to add the Kwesé Play service to their Vodafone broadband subscription to benefit from a new way to watch TV from their home.

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Open News set to shake up television news http://nextvafrica.com/open-news-set-to-shake-up-television-news/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:30:37 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/open-news-set-to-shake-up-television-news/ eMedia Investments will launch Open News, on Thursday, 1 November 2018. The channel will be available exclusively on Openview every evening from 5PM to 11PM, bolstering the free-to-air satellite platform’s current news offering. Open News will keep news viewers informed and entertained with a fast-paced overview of the top local and international news stories. Through [...]

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eMedia Investments will launch Open News, on Thursday, 1 November 2018. The channel will be available exclusively on Openview every evening from 5PM to 11PM, bolstering the free-to-air satellite platform’s current news offering.

Open News will keep news viewers informed and entertained with a fast-paced overview of the top local and international news stories. Through its relaxed personality-driven format, the channel’s anchors will weigh in on the top stories, share their opinions and engage with viewers in real time.

Nisa Allie, Managing Director of Open News, believes that the channel will fill a gap in the current television news market, “Open News will offer viewers an entirely new way of experiencing the news. Sharing the screen with our anchors is a team of savvy video journalists, who will approach news in a fresh, punchy, fluid and engaging way. Using the latest technology, we are moving away from the traditional format and merging television news with social media.”

Open News will broadcast from a brand new interactive studio in Cape Town, which has been designed to enable anchors to draw on content from multiple platforms. In addition to politics, crime and courts, Open News will take a keen interest in what is trending and going viral, delving into showbiz, celebrity and sport.

“As the first local news channel on the Openview platform, Open News is an exciting addition to our offering,” says Marlon Davids, Managing Director of e.tv channels. “It’s not just a first for Openview, but also a first for the country. For the first time, free-to-air viewers will truly be able to experience the news in a lively, interactive and unrestrained way.”

Open News will broadcast from 5PM on Thursday, 1 November on Openview channel 120. Outside of the six hours, the channel has partnered with international broadcasters, who will provide content from a global perspective. 

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