Tag Archives: Africa.

Disney Channel South Africa to produce local show

Disney Channel South Africa has announced its plans to produce its first ever local lifestyle show, I Love Violetta. The show is a new companion series that will launch later this year together with the all-singing, all-dancing third season of the hit telenovela,Violettaon Disney Channel, on DStv[...]

DStv extends SABC News channel outreach across Africa

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has extended the outreach of the South African public broadcaster’s 24-hour TV news channel, SABC News on its satellite pay-TV platform, DStv, to the rest of the continent. “The SABC News channel is being added to DStv across the Africa continent on 22 May as part of our celebration of Africa Month. [...]

Africa’s Channels 24 launches in UK

African television broadcasters, Channels Television, has officially launched its news and current affairs station, Channels 24, in the UK. Channels 24 will air African and international news and current affairs content politics, business, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and health to viewers in the UK on Sky Channel 575. We are delighted that we are [...]

CNN International revamps Africa shows

CNN International plans to revamp two of its major Africa-focused shows, CNN Marketplace Africa and African Voices, in an attempt to cover the continents trends, culture and personalities. African Voices, CNNs 30-minute weekly show, will be changing from May 22 will focus on uncovering some of the continents most dazzling trendsetters, creating their own subcultures [...]

MultiChoice to air Africa-inspired content

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, announced the celebration of Africa Day on May 25 by airing Africa-inspired content including sports, movies, fashion, lifestyle news and documentaries. Africa Magic World will introduce a new hour-long music block showcasing the latest hits from across the continent on weekdays at 14:00 hrs and 23:55 hrs CAT. Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson [...]

Arise News launches in Africa on DStv, GOtv

Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has launched global news and entertainment channel, Arise News on its pay-TV platform, DStv and GOtv, on channel 416 and 44 respectively in Nigeria. The new channel will join other global news channels such as CNN, BBC, SKY News, CCTV, Al Jazeera, CNBC and Bloomberg on the MultiChoice platforms. We have demonstrated [...]

BBC launches new African web edition

BBC World Service has launched a new African edition of the BBC.com website which will deliver more African news stories, features and video. The Africa edition will provide more expert analysis from the BBC reporters to explain the issues behind the headlines and in-depth features on a broad range of topics, to give a balanced [...]

ZEE to launch English channel in Africa

Leading Indian television channel, ZEE Network, has announced its plans to launch an English entertainment channel, Zee World, in Africa in February 3rd. ZEE World will broadcast a mixture of movies, drama serials, reality shows and children shows dubbed in English. The channel will be available on DStvs platform on channel 166. ZEE World is [...]

Tuluntulu adds new African mobile music channel

South Africa-based content distribution platform for mobile phones, Tuluntulu, has added a new music channel, MAFRIK, to its content offering aiming to promote West African music. The Tuluntulu platform was launched in January 2012 in collaboration with South African media company Media Navigation and currently offers 12 24-hour streaming TV channels. The Tuluntulu app is [...]

Canal Plus broadcasts NBA games in Africa

Vivendi-owned French pay-TV operator, Canal Plus, is broadcasting US basketball games from the NBA on its Canal Plus and Canal Plus Sport channels in around 20 African countries including Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon, since January 1 this year. Three matches are programmed for the first day, including two pre-recorded games. During the rest of [...]