Monthly Archives: December 2019

Cairo International Film Festival partners with Viu to fund Egyptian short films

Viu, one of the leading entertainment streaming services in the MENA region, has partnered with the Cairo International Film Festival to launch a program encouraging the development and production of short films directed by emerging Egyptian filmmakers. This initiative is part of Cairo Industry Days, a segment of CIFF which, in its second round this [...]

Vodacom Tanzania and World Remit launch mobile money transfers

Vodacom Tanzania has partnered with the leading online money transfer service WorldRemit to enable ten million M-Pesa customers to receive money directly into their M-Pesa wallets from friends and families living abroad. The new service improves the convenience of money transfer recipients in urban and rural areas of Tanzania, as they can receive international money [...]

Zain Jordan partners with Comviva to drive its digital ecosystem.

Comviva  teamed up with the telecommunications company Zain Jordan to manage the operator’s digital services ecosystem by offering its digital commercial solutions. As part of the deal, Comviva will provide its Digital Business Management Suite including Digital Services Delivery Platform (DSDP 2.0) along with its expertise in business operations and digital content to help Zain [...]

GIBA ruled out conditional access for FTA In Ghana

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) welcomed a revised standard for DTT and DTH receivers that makes the conditional access system not mandatory for free channels receptors. The new standard released by the Ghana Standards Authority means that broadcasters licensed by the National Communications Authority to operate in the Free-To-Air category could continue to reach [...]

Nigerian TV series ‘Crazy, Lovely, Cool’ debuts on Netflix

The popular streaming platform, Netflix has acquired a Nigerian television drama series titled “Crazy, Lovely, Cool” (CLC), adding to its growing list of Nollywood content.The series is a joint production between The Nollywood Factory, owned by award-winning director Obi Emelonye and Trace TV. The film was shot in 2017 inside the picturesque campus of the [...]

KFCB to collaborate with African producers to boost the film industry

The head of the Kenya Film Commission Board (KFCB), Ezekiel Mutua declared that KFCB is planning to collaborate with various African producers to boost the film industry. The CEO of the board was speaking at the annual Machakos International Film Festival held at Machakos Peoples Park, Machakos, brought together delegates from across Africa. Among those [...]

GOtv Boxing Night 20 brings WBF heavyweight title to Nigeria

The 20th edition of GOtv Boxing Night will be presented by a fight for the heavyweight title of the World Intercontinental Boxing Federation between the Nigerian American Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwarieme and the Argentinian Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte. This was announced yesterday in Lagos at a press conference by the organizers, Flykite Productions. The fight is one [...]

Image Nation partner with Saudi’s Vision Entertainment for animated TV series

Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia-based Vision Entertainment announced a new creative partnership to produce an animated tv series. The Arabic-language television series will focus on dates, traditional Arab fruits, and will highlight the cultural and historical treasures of Saudi Arabia and the wider Arab region. The project, tentatively titled Tamr, is currently in [...]

Etisalat brings 5G to Dubai metro

Etisalat has claimed Dubai’s metro station was the first 5G-compatible metro in the Middle East and North Africa region. Metro users can expect speeds of more than 1 Gbps and faster response time with less than a millisecond latency, the operator said. 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G technology allows users [...]