Monthly Archives: February 2020

Rain rolls out new 5G product in SA

Rain has introduced a new 5G product, called the Standard Plan, which provides subscribers an uncapped 30Mbps service for 44.70 USD (R699) per month. The operators existing 5G package which proposes speeds of over 200Mbps has been renamed to the Premium Plan. Rain started the commercialization of its 5G service on 11 November [...]

StarTimes offers ESPN channels on its platforms in sub-Saharan Africa

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has included ESPN and ESPN 2 to its linear platforms alongside four other Disney-owned entertainment channels. All six channels will be aired in English, French and Portuguese languages and will be accessible immediately to StarTimes terrestrial and satellite platforms. The agreement extends ESPN Africas presence across sub-Saharan Africa. ESPN Africa was [...]

Netflix announces first Nigerian original series

Netflix is stepping up its game in Nigeria with the arrival of new Twitter account Netflix Naija. “N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood, read the account’s announcement tweet. “N is the 14th alphabet. 14 is also how many great talents you’re looking at. N is for Netflix. But most importantly…hello, Nigeria!” The tweet [...]

Liquid Telecom rolls out ‘Liquid Home’ fibre broadband in Rwanda

Liquid Telecom Rwanda, part of pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has rolled out Liquid Home, which is describe as ‘affordable super-fast broadband’. This announcement coincides with the company’s re-brand of its retail arm from Hai to Liquid Home. The service means residents of Kigali can benefit from affordable Affordable 24/7 internet connectivity, unlimited data across [...]

StarTimes launches new Nollywood channel ‘ST Nollywood F’

StarTimes launches exclusive Nollywood channel ST Nollywood F on its platform on February 28. ST Nollywood F is a premium channel that will offer Nollywood blockbuster movies, French-language African movies, series as well as urban African music and entertainment shows. It will feature blockbuster films such as The Wedding Party, which broke the record revenue [...]

Econet Global in race for Ethiopian telecom license

Econet Global Ltd, controlled by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, is looking forward to acquire a telecommunications license in Ethiopia, which is opening up the industry to foreign investment for the first time. According to the companys spokesman, Econet, through a number of its subsidiaries, is actively developing interests in Ethiopia. Given that there is a [...]

Sky News Arabia partners with Twitter to introduce first-ever live Arabic news show

Sky News Arabia and Twitter are collaborating to roll out the first-ever live Arabic news show called #OnStream on the social platform. The show will be available on February 26 as a weekly show highlighting general interest news from science and technology, to health, culture, sports and world news. It will be broadcasted via Sky News [...]

MTN collaborate with Sanyuka TV to Broadcast SUPL in Uganda

MTN Uganda seizes new partnership that makes the telecommunication firm the official broadcast partner of the Star Times Uganda Premier league (SUPL). The broadcast collaboration is between MTN Uganda and Sanyuka TV, a brand under the Next Media Group. Sanyuka TV seized the exclusive rights to broadcast the StarTimes Uganda premier league giving the football [...]