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BBC Nigeria launches online platforms in Igbo and Yoruba

Yesterday, the BBC launched its online news service in Nigeria, in Yoruba and Igbo languages. The information was made public by a statement from the British media. With BBC Hausa, the two new services of the group enable it to provide information in the three most spoken languages of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It [...]

Play TV partners up with BBC for launch in Nigeria

Play TV has hosted a crew from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Lagos to discuss partnership on content creation prior to its launch in Nigeria. PLAY, formerly known as CONSAT, is an African urbane media and entertainment company which aims to be a leader in digital TV programming through the offering of carefully selected [...]

The Great South African Bake Off TV show is back

South Africans are about to crown the next best baking Chef as The Great South African Bake Off is returning on small screens for a third season. The series involves a nationwide hunt and crowning of South Africas best and sensational baker. The reality TV show will air next month.  The Great South African Bake [...]

BBC launches Pidgin Digital service for its West African Audience

BBC World Service starts a new language service for its digital platforms in English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa. Pidgin is one of the most widely spoken languages in the region yet not officially recognised. This move of the BBC is part of the World Services biggest expansion following the government funding boost in [...]

BBC to air ‘Planet Earth II’ in South Africa  

BBC, the British public broadcaster, is bringing Planet Earth II to its audience across South Africa. The first series launched a decade ago, will be having its second part aired on BBC Earth (184) on February 5, this year. Planet Earth II is a nature documentary series produced by the BBC as a sequel to [...]

BBC’s ‘Focus on Africa’ to be broadcasted from Uganda

Focus on Africa, the BBC news programme for Africa broadcasted on BBC World News (400) globally and on local partner channels of the BBC in African countries, will be broadcasted live from Uganda. This will take place alongside the BBC Swahili TV programme Dira ya Dunia, for a week during the 23 to 27 January. [...]

Yahlive broadens collaboration with BBC World Service for Middle East broadcast

Yahlive, the Abu-Dhabi satellite joint venture between SES and Yahsat, has prolonged its contract with the BBC World Service. The satellite broadcasting company will air its Persian and Arabic TV channels for its viewership across its Middle East territories. Sami Boustany, Chief Executive Officer at Yahlive said: Yahlive is one of the fastest-growing regional satellite [...]

MTN FrontRow to air BBC Worldwide content

Vubiquity and BBC Worldwide have signed a deal to provide original television content to South African video-on-demand (VOD) service MTN FrontRow. The new deal allows MTN FrontRow Club subscribers to watch the latest BBC Worldwide series like Golden Globe-winning crime drama Luther, and popular period drama Call the Midwife. MTN FrontRow was the first OTT [...]

BBC channels added to MultiChoice’s Compact bouquet

After the re-launching of DStv Compact, MultiChoice Nigeria has added two new British channels namely the BBC Lifestyle and Cbeebies to further enhance the quality of content on the bouquet. The announcement was made at the Multichoice Content Showcase held in Mauritius between the 1st and 6th September 2015. The channels which were exclusively available [...]

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 [...]