NexTV News Africa http://nextvafrica.com Media on the NexTV generation in Africa Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:46:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 MBC Action bags Formula E rights in MENA http://nextvafrica.com/mbc-action-bags-formula-e-rights-in-mena/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:41:44 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/mbc-action-bags-formula-e-rights-in-mena/ MBC Action has bagged the rights to beam Formula E races across the Middle East and North Africa for the next two seasons. With live coverage of the final practice session, qualifying shoot-out and the E-Prix itself, MBC Action will also offer post-race highlights and programming between races – as well as preview segments and [...]

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MBC Action has bagged the rights to beam Formula E races across the Middle East and North Africa for the next two seasons.

With live coverage of the final practice session, qualifying shoot-out and the E-Prix itself, MBC Action will also offer post-race highlights and programming between races – as well as preview segments and the Street Racers magazine show.

MBC Action has acquired the rights to covers 19 territories. The network will also air the new Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY support series live across their channels – the first production battery electric vehicle category using modified road cars.

The media & business development director of Formula E, Ali Russell, declared, “We’re pleased to be bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to so many viewers across the Middle East and North Africa together with MBC Action.”

On the other hand, the senior manager of MBC Action, Ashraf Younis, said, “At MBC Group, we’re thrilled that the Formula E race is happening in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, as a premiere in the MENA region, in the ancient city of Ad Diriyah.”

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Kwesé iflix promotes local content by partnering with BusTop TV http://nextvafrica.com/kwese-iflix-promotes-local-content-by-partnering-with-bustop-tv/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:38:52 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/kwese-iflix-promotes-local-content-by-partnering-with-bustop-tv/ Kwese-iflix has collaborated with media company, BusTop TV to provide comedy series, Comic Tick, on the Kwesé iflix platform. However, Bustop TV has already beamed the first season with 10 episodes of the comedy series Comic Tick without Kwesé iflix’s patronage. But now Kwesé iflix is funding the production of the second season.  The founder of [...]

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Kwese-iflix has collaborated with media company, BusTop TV to provide comedy series, Comic Tick, on the Kwesé iflix platform. However, Bustop TV has already beamed the first season with 10 episodes of the comedy series Comic Tick without Kwesé iflix’s patronage. But now Kwesé iflix is funding the production of the second season. 

The founder of Bustop, Luckie Aaroni declared, ‘’Comic Tick is commissioned work by Kwesé iflix. They asked if we could create content targeting youths for their platform as they believe that comedy is one of the most watched content by Zimbabweans online. We agreed and came up with the concept of Comic Tick.’’

This collaboration shows Kwesé iflix’s willingness of wanting to encourage the development, production, and distribution of local content.

By funding Comedy Tick, Kwesé iflix follows the paths of streaming and Video-on-demand platforms like Netflix. Netflix is not only contracting content but has movie studios of its own. Econet Media has also launched Kwesé Studios which could provide Kwesé iflix with all the filmmaking resources to produce their own content.

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African Drama Series ‘Nganya’ now available on Kwesé iflix http://nextvafrica.com/african-drama-series-nganya-now-available-on-kwese-iflix/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:34:29 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/african-drama-series-nganya-now-available-on-kwese-iflix/ The new original African drama series produced by Nice Githinji, ‘Nganya’ was launched on Kwesé iflix last month to users across Africa. The new show is a thirteen-part drama series full action and done in Sheng with an option of English subtitles. Produced by Assignments Studios, Nganya is a Swahili drama focused around the matatu [...]

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The new original African drama series produced by Nice Githinji, ‘Nganya’ was launched on Kwesé iflix last month to users across Africa. The new show is a thirteen-part drama series full action and done in Sheng with an option of English subtitles.

Produced by Assignments Studios, Nganya is a Swahili drama focused around the matatu business in Nairobi’s Eastlands. The public transport industry in Kenya can be related to cartels, crime, drugs, prostitution and heavily corrupt police involvement. Gathee, the taxi driver, and his conductor, Jamoe, run a twenty-seven-seater van, commonly known as Nganya, on a route in Eastland’s, the crime Centre of Nairobi City. Gathee is the experienced one and Jamoe the rookie, while not always the best of friends, they have created a good working relationship in order to survive.

Githinji stated, “It wasn’t an easy sell, most of the stations told me that it was not what they wanted. Others told me to change the content to be a little friendlier. I thank Kwesé iflix for believing in our work and picking the series.”

The year 2018 marks the launch of Kwesé iflix’s original programming with an array of local scripted drama, raw stand-up comedy, plus pan-regional alternative news and live coverage.

Kwesé iflix offers a seamless mobile experience to millions of viewers, the app provides users a complete mobile internet TV experience that comprises of thousands of hours of top-quality international and local movies and TV shows.

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Acorn TV now available in SA http://nextvafrica.com/acorn-tv-now-available-in-sa/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:19:57 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/acorn-tv-now-available-in-sa/ Global video streaming service Acorn TV is now available in South Africa offering subscribers British and international television series. Acorn TV is already present in 29 countries including Australia, New Zealand, India, as well as the Caribbean (Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent, Dominica, Antigua, Barbuda, [...]

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Global video streaming service Acorn TV is now available in South Africa offering subscribers British and international television series.

Acorn TV is already present in 29 countries including Australia, New Zealand, India, as well as the Caribbean (Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent, Dominica, Antigua, Barbuda, Belize), Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland) and South American countries  (Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Guyana).

The subscription video-on-demand service (SVOD) Acorn TV joins the field of existing video streamers available in South Africa, including Netflix South Africa, Naspers’ Showmax run by MultiChoice, Amazon Prime Video, TV2GO and Cell C black.

The streaming service was introduced in 2011 in America and Canada, will be in competition with linear British TV channels available in South Africa like BBC First and BBC Brit from BBC Studios Africa supplied to MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform, as well as ITV’s ITV Choice channel also present on DStv.

Acorn TV is led by RLJ Entertainment and owned by AMC Networks. Besides the website, Acorn TV app is also accessible via Apple TV, Android, iPhone, iPad and Roku streaming players.

The senior vice-president and general manager of RLJ Entertainment, Matthew Graham, stated, “Acorn TV is doing phenomenally well in North America, so we’re thrilled to continue to take the Acorn TV experience globally with 30 new countries. We are excited for global fans of British and international drama and mystery to discover the wonders of Acorn TV with addictive series featuring stellar acting, beautiful settings, and gripping storylines.”

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Showmax brings kids series for the holiday season http://nextvafrica.com/showmax-brings-kids-series-for-the-holiday-season/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:17:58 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/showmax-brings-kids-series-for-the-holiday-season/ With the December holidays coming, the little ones are going to be home and Showmax has added an array of new fan-favourite shows to their list of kids’ selections in the next two months especially for school holidays. This list comprises of Disney, Marvel, Boomerang and other titles that will be added over the holidays like Pablo [...]

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With the December holidays coming, the little ones are going to be home and Showmax has added an array of new fan-favourite shows to their list of kids’ selections in the next two months especially for school holidays.

This list comprises of Disney, Marvel, Boomerang and other titles that will be added over the holidays like Pablo season 1, Guess How Much I Love You season 1-2, Adventure Time season 1-2, Ben 10 season 1, The Amazing World of Gumball season 1, The New Looney Toons, Disney Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero season 1, Disney’s Doc McStuffins season 4, LEGO Disney Frozen: Northern Lights season 1, Marvel’s Ant-Man season 1, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy season 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man season 1 and Wizards of Waverly Place seasons 1-4.

DStv Premium subscribers get Showmax for free by adding it to their DStv Premium bill, and DStv Compact and Compact Plus enjoy Showmax from just 3.41 USD (R49) per month.

 

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Telesol rolls out latest 4G internet service in Ghana http://nextvafrica.com/telesol-rolls-out-latest-4g-internet-service-in-ghana/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:16:28 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/telesol-rolls-out-latest-4g-internet-service-in-ghana/ Telesol, a 4G-internet service provider stated that the operator is set to adopt new technologies to widen the current digital gap between Africa and the rest of the world beginning from Ghana. The managing director of Telesol, Funmi Lamptey declared, “The focus that keeps driving us into innovation is the quest to ensure that Ghanaians [...]

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Telesol, a 4G-internet service provider stated that the operator is set to adopt new technologies to widen the current digital gap between Africa and the rest of the world beginning from Ghana.

The managing director of Telesol, Funmi Lamptey declared, “The focus that keeps driving us into innovation is the quest to ensure that Ghanaians have access to modern trends in all aspects of life, same as what any other person is enjoying in other parts of the world. Our technology is state of the art 4G LTE and fibre ready to be evolved and maintained to the standards of any world-class network at all times. We are using ideas which every telecommunication firm globally embraces.”

On the other hand, the Deputy Minister of Communications, George Andah who officially introduced the company’s operations in the country stated that the government would provide enough investment into technology infrastructure across the country.

Andah further declared, “The provision of internet service is part of moves to achieve a smart economy. The government will continue to provide the enabling environment for the private sector to deploy reliable internet services to the underserved areas of the country at an affordable rate.”

Subsequently, Telesol is presently well positioned in Ghana to offer 4G LTE and Fibre Broadband services at reasonable rate using superior end-user devices.

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Startimes sealed TV deals with Kotoko and Kariobangi Sharks http://nextvafrica.com/startimes-sealed-tv-deals-with-kotoko-and-kariobangi-sharks/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:59:51 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/startimes-sealed-tv-deals-with-kotoko-and-kariobangi-sharks/ Asante Kotoko and Kariobangi have sealed deals with Chinese Pay-TV Startimes to have the home matches of their CAF Confederation Cup first qualifying round broadcast live.  This means Saturday’s first leg at the Kasarani Stadium starting 3.00pm (1pm GMT) will be live on TV across Africa. ”All parties, including crew who will produce the game, [...]

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Asante Kotoko and Kariobangi have sealed deals with Chinese Pay-TV Startimes to have the home matches of their CAF Confederation Cup first qualifying round broadcast live. 

This means Saturday’s first leg at the Kasarani Stadium starting 3.00pm (1pm GMT) will be live on TV across Africa.

”All parties, including crew who will produce the game, have agreed and everything is set to have fans across Africa especially from Kenya and Ghana enjoy the game on TV,” a close source told Kahawa Tungu.

Kariabongi Sharks and Kotoko took advantage of the CAF policy which allows host clubs to cash in on the broadcast rights before the Group stage.

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Zain is now exclusive on Amazon Prime in Kuwait http://nextvafrica.com/zain-is-now-exclusive-on-amazon-prime-in-kuwait-2/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:56:38 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/zain-is-now-exclusive-on-amazon-prime-in-kuwait-2/ Zain, the digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the launch of an exclusive Amazon Prime Video offer for the first time in Kuwait. Through its exclusive offer which will start on December 13, Zain will provide its customers with award-winning movies and TV shows on its most advanced network, including Prime Originals and TV series [...]

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Zain, the digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the launch of an exclusive Amazon Prime Video offer for the first time in Kuwait. Through its exclusive offer which will start on December 13, Zain will provide its customers with award-winning movies and TV shows on its most advanced network, including Prime Originals and TV series like the whirlwind motoring antics of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in the The Grand Tour; the thrilling gangster saga set in India, Mirzapur; highly-acclaimed actress Julia Roberts’ TV debut in the all new Homecoming; and the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Postpaid and prepaid Zain customers can easily subscribe to Prime Video without the need of using a credit card or additional payment methods. 

Meshal Mohammed, the Chief Commercial Officer of Zain Kuwait said: “today we jointly announce the launch of an exclusive offer featuring Amazon Prime Video for the first time in Kuwait. This launch is a continuation of the distribution agreement we signed with Amazon last October during our participation at the 38th edition of The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX Technology Week 2018) in Dubai”.

Zain’s strategy is centered around digital transformation leadership and empowering the community to enjoy a smarter portable lifestyle, as well as using advanced technology and Zain’s long experience to enable an easier and more flexible life. 

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Zain is now exclusive on Amazon Prime in Kuwait http://nextvafrica.com/zain-is-now-exclusive-on-amazon-prime-in-kuwait/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:56:38 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/zain-is-now-exclusive-on-amazon-prime-in-kuwait/ Zain, the digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the launch of an exclusive Amazon Prime Video offer for the first time in Kuwait. Through its exclusive offer which will start on December 13, Zain will provide its customers with award-winning movies and TV shows on its most advanced network, including Prime Originals and TV series [...]

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Zain, the digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the launch of an exclusive Amazon Prime Video offer for the first time in Kuwait. Through its exclusive offer which will start on December 13, Zain will provide its customers with award-winning movies and TV shows on its most advanced network, including Prime Originals and TV series like the whirlwind motoring antics of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in the The Grand Tour; the thrilling gangster saga set in India, Mirzapur; highly-acclaimed actress Julia Roberts’ TV debut in the all new Homecoming; and the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Postpaid and prepaid Zain customers can easily subscribe to Prime Video without the need of using a credit card or additional payment methods. 

Meshal Mohammed, the Chief Commercial Officer of Zain Kuwait said: “today we jointly announce the launch of an exclusive offer featuring Amazon Prime Video for the first time in Kuwait. This launch is a continuation of the distribution agreement we signed with Amazon last October during our participation at the 38th edition of The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX Technology Week 2018) in Dubai”.

Zain’s strategy is centered around digital transformation leadership and empowering the community to enjoy a smarter portable lifestyle, as well as using advanced technology and Zain’s long experience to enable an easier and more flexible life. 

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Disney Channel Africa is launching a new animated show http://nextvafrica.com/disney-channel-africa-is-launching-a-new-animated-show/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:53:14 +0000 http://nextvnews.com/nextvafrica/disney-channel-africa-is-launching-a-new-animated-show/ Disney Channel Africa is launching a new puppy themed animated series. The company posted a promo video featuring the puppies from a 101 dalmatians, which is called “101 Dalmatian Street”. “Join Dolly and Dylan on their daily adventures with all their pup friends,” the company said in the promo. The show is based on the [...]

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Disney Channel Africa is launching a new puppy themed animated series. The company posted a promo video featuring the puppies from a 101 dalmatians, which is called “101 Dalmatian Street”. “Join Dolly and Dylan on their daily adventures with all their pup friends,” the company said in the promo.

The show is based on the classic animated film released in 1961 where Cruella DeVille kidnaps a litter of Dalmatian puppies to harvest their spotted fur for her coats.

Disney Channel Africa uploads clips from the scenes of their popular shows for their young audience to enjoy online. 

The first episode of the show will be launched exclusively on DSTV channel 303 at 08:30 on Friday, 14 December 2018.

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