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Steve Harvey to host African version of ‘Family Feud’ In Africa

Harvey will launch and host Fremantles Family Feud in South Africa and Ghana. In a unique deal with Fremantle, Harveys media company Steve Harvey Global has received the rights to license the format for the African versions of Family Feud. The local versions will be done by Fremantles local production partner in the region, Rapid Blue. Harvey has [...]

Discover Dataxis’ latest TV and Telco insights at Nextv CEO Africa from 14th to 16th May

 According to Dataxis latest research, 102 million households in the sub-Saharan region have access to television among the 225 million households constituting the region for the year 2018. Even though, the penetration is progressing, reaching 42% in 2018 compared to 40% in 2017, television has not yet fully penetrated into sub-Saharan African homes. Households receiving [...]

BBC Arabic is now in North Africa

Yahlive, UAE-based satellite broadcaster has strengthened its partnership with BBC, by extending its reach to Arabic-speaking audiences in Maghreb (North Africa). This means, BBC Arabic will now be accessible to 42 million viewers in North Africa.  Ammar Baranbo, COO, Yahlive commented: The Arabian Maghreb has been a key focus for us.  We are thrilled to [...]

BBC and Channels Television roll out new TV programme ‘Gist Nigeria’

BBC and Nigerias Channels Television launch new current affairs programme called Gist Nigeria on Channels TV in Nigeria. The studio-based programme will emphasize on the stories behind the news, with original storytelling and audience interaction via @GistNigeriaTV and its studio in Lagos. Co-produced by Channels Television and the BBC in Nigeria, Gist Nigeria will be a weekly half-hour show for viewers in Nigeria, and on [...]

NTV to air BBC’s Smart Money Show

Smart Money was launched officially on Monday, October 22, 2018 with a nearly all-African-journalists team behind sharing the compelling entrepreneurship stories under the BBC Smart Money banner. The first production of the BBC Smart Money will be available on seven local channels, with Kenyas NTV set to air the program on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10.05 [...]

BeIN and BBC want to collaborate to produce and distribute content in North Africa

BBC Studios has entered into a partnership with BeIN Media Group to produce and distribute content in several countries in the MENA region. While the main countries covered by this agreement are in the Middle East, the two companies are also exploring opportunities for collaboration in North Africa. As part of this partnership, BeIN plans [...]

BBC beams news show for African kids

BBC News is launching a weekly news show to young people across Africa starting June 23. Whats New? which is aimed at 11- to 16-year-olds, aims to be fun and entertaining while keeping kids informed on whats happening in Africa and around the world. Whats New? is available via broadcasters including KTN (Kenya), LNTV (Liberia), One Africa [...]

Burundi Government strikes again aided by the CNC

In Burundi, the National Communication Council (CNC) suspended for six months the programs of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice of America (VOA). The regulator accuses them of not respecting the laws and media ethics of the country. The ban, which came into effect on May 7, was explained by Karenga Ramadhan (photo), [...]

TVC communications closes deal with BBC NEWS at NexTV CEO Africa 2018

Nigerias leading independent TV and radio broadcasting company, TVC Communications has today announced a major programme output deal with BBC News following there interaction at the NexTV CEO. The agreement means that the two television channels (TVC News and TVC) operated by TVC Communications will broadcast 368 hours of BBC News brand new African focused [...]

BBC’s association with ECB ends while TalkSport negotiates FTA rights for SA

BBCs association with ECB has ended after TalkSport secured free-to-air radio rights. TalkSport are also in negotiations to secure rights for Englands 2019-20 tour to South Africa. This deal brings an end to a 13-year relationship between BBC and ECB. The last time BBC lost an overseas radio rights was back in 2005, interestingly to the same organisation. The rights covers Test, ODIs [...]