Monthly Archives: October 2019

Yes launched new streaming service

Israel’s pay-TV operator, Yes, has launched an Internet TV service called Yes +. The broadcaster, a subsidiary of the Bezeq of telco, said it was moving from a satellite service provider to an internet-based provider and would abandon satellite-based services.   Yes + will work in parallel with its DTH broadcasts, taking advantage of Apple’s [...]

Batelco and du launch a regional smart network

du and Batelco have launched Arc” venture to make things easier for intra-regional connectivity in Middle East by providing interconnected data centre solutions to carrier, cloud and content service providers and main enterprises. The challenge for network-centric businesses in the Middle East is to rapidly connect, optimise and control their services while having presence as [...]

Demand Africa concludes global distribution agreements with leading content providers in Africa

Demand Africa (DA), announced today that M-NET Studios, Cote Ouest, eTV, BBC, and SABC have joined the list of topmost African distributors showcasing the best of the continent on its OTT streaming platform. These landmark deals will deliver over 1,500 hours of premium Pan-African lifestyle, movies and TV shows, many of which have never been [...]

NBC in Nigeria to switch off analogue signal in 2020

The National Broadcasting Commission reports that plans are underway to begin analogue switch-off in six localities, starting with Abuja next year.The Commission also announced that the federal government will issue a new timeline and schedule for the Digital Switch Over. Speaking at the 72nd General Assembly of Nigerian Broadcasting Organizations in Lagos, NBC General Manager [...]

DTT process set to start in Togo

The digital migration process in Togo will finally begin and the announcement was made last Friday by the parliament. The government voted on the current law regarding the legal regime applicable to audiovisual communications, which provides the legal framework for the creation of a digital global television platform. Eventually the text plans the creation of [...]

Playfre enlarges music streaming platform to 13 African countries

Playfre, launched on May 1, 2019, is expected to expand across Africa. The streaming music platform will now be accessible in the following 13 African countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Liberia, Mauritius, Malawi, Eswatini and Tunisia. We are gradually expanding to countries where there are demands for a service like [...]

MultiChoice Talent Factory introduce two feature films

MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is honoured to reveals two original feature films, Savannah Skies and The Painting, entirely produced by the MTF Academy’s 2018 promotion. Both films showed on Zambezi Magic (channel 162) of DStv – one hyper-local channel that offers a mix of local content for six markets in southern Africa. The Painting aired [...]

Intigral reveals exclusive offer for STC users

Intigral, a provider of digital entertainment, sports and related solutions in MENA announced an unrivalled offering, in association with Saudi Telecom Company (STC), for its Jawwy TV app. The subscription proposition is available for SR10 per month for a period of three months. The offer was designed to provide new subscribers with access to Jawwy [...]

Africa Canal + adds M6 International to its bouquets

Canal + In Africa is now integrating the M6 International TV channel into its television packages. The information was provided a few days ago when the pay-TV operator communicated the list of its new channels for the continent. The introduction of M6 International, which targets French-speaking Africa in particular, was announced last July by Nicolas [...]