Monthly Archives: November 2019

DSTV evaluates ZBC 24-hour news channel

DSTV is currently evaluating the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) 24-hour news channel, which will see the national broadcaster launch a free news channel for broadcast throughout the SADC region. Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Advertising, Information and Broadcasting Services, told the post-ministerial meeting in Harare on Tuesday that the launch of the 24-hour news channel [...]

NTA obtains rights to air English Premier League in Nigeria

The Nigerian television, the country’s public broadcaster, has acquired sublicensed rights to an English Premier League match per match week. The agreement was negotiated by Integral Sponsorship and Experiential Marketing, a Nigerian sports marketing company, after the rights were sold by Infront. The agreement covers the three-season cycle between 2019-2020 and 2021-22.NTA’s agreement also includes [...]

SAWA signs agreement for distribution of NHK World-Japan in Mena

SAWA Rights Management FZ, an aggregator of TV channels and a content service provider, has signed an agreement for the commercial distribution of NHK World-Japan in the Mena region. NHK World Japan’s 24-hour programming cycle includes its flagship news program, NHKNewslinealong, which features technology, entertainment and lifestyle programs such as Outstanding Equipment, Dining with the [...]

Maisha Magic to air Namu’ crime show

Allan Namu signed a television agreement with Maisha Magic to produce a police program. Tim Okwaro, director of Eastern and Southern Africa, said at a media show in Johannesburg that the decision to incorporate Namu’s content was new. We have linked up with John Allan Namu, who is a prolific investigative journalist in Kenya.We are [...]

MTN Nigeria test 3-month 5G in Abuja

MTN Nigeria said Nigeria had become the first country in West Africa to experiment with 5G equipment and applications. He organized a demonstration in Abuja. Its 5G demonstration train travels to Calabar and Lagos, plus 5G trials in four other cities. His 5G trial will last three months using the NCC’s NNT test spectrum. Speaking [...]

Maroc Telecom tests 5G in Gabon

The Maroc Telecom group, through its subsidiary Gabon Telecom, is testing mobile fifth generation technology in Gabon in Libreville. Three sites were selected: La Sablière, Boulevard Triomphal and the interministerial building of Battery IV. The test, which go on for six months and could be extended to one year, reflects the concern of the main [...]

StarTimes and Beijing Municipal sealed deal for joint local content production

StarTimes Kenya and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Radio and Television unveiled a joint content development works between Kenyan actors and their Chinese counterparts. The development will feature the first-ever Sino-African reality TV show highlighting deep intercultural exchange while building the local capacity of local creators and content developers. Funded by the Chinese government and [...]

Arewa24’s launched new streaming service in Nigeria

Arewa24, the northern Nigerian language channel, is launching Arewa24On Demand, a new global subscription video-on-demand and OTT streaming service. According to All Africa, the idea of launching a VoD and OTT streaming service has long been part of Arewa’s strategic roadmap24 our goal was to bring Hausa speakers together on a television platform in the [...]