Monthly Archives: February 2020

Abu Dhabi Media launches new programmes on all its platforms

Abu Dhabi Media has launched a new range of programmes and shows across all its platforms and has revealed the relaunch of three of its applications; ADTV, AD Sports and AD Radio. Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Media, said: “The new [...]

ESPN acquires NBA rights for Sub- Saharan Africa

NBA is finally coming to Africa via ESPN and ESPN2, after acquiring the rights for the league for the African continent. Viewers will be able to access EPSN via paid TV networks, in English across sub-Saharan Africa which will include, ESPN’s double-header on Fridays, the Playoffs, the Conference finals, and the Finals. “By securing these [...]

Big Brother set to launch in Zimbabwe

The new show will be named One House Zimbabwe and the winner is set to walk away with US$50 000. The reality show, which is a first of its kind in Zimbabwe will be launched on this weekend.  Prince Mudzingwa (known as Mr Styllz), one of the organisers of the show, said the show is [...]

StarzPlay to stream first 4K Arabic drama series

The 14-episodes historical drama Kingdoms of Fire in 4K will be aired exclusively on StarzPlay. The series is directed by Peter Weber, best known for films like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Emperor. Kingdoms of Fire has a pan-Arab cast of stars that includes Khaled Al Nabawi, Mahmoud Nasr, Rachid Assaf, Kinda Hanna, Suhair [...]

Nollywood partners with Bollywood filmmaker

The romantic comedy, Namaste Wahala, is collaboration between Nollywood and Bollywood will officially drop in March 2020. The film produced by Bollywood filmmaker, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja stars Nollywoods Ini Dima-Okojie, Richard Mofe Damijo, Osas Ighodalo, Ibrahim Suleiman, Broda Shaggi and Bollywoods Ruslaan Mumtaz. It’s no secret, Nigerians and Indians have one major thing in common: [...]

TEOCO selected by MTN to deploy its radio networks

TEOCO, the leading provider of analytics, assurance and optimisation solutions to more than 300 communication service providers and OEMs worldwide, has been selected by MTN Group to standardise its radio and microwave network planning tools.  MTN Group will deploy TEOCOs ASSET Radio and ASSET Backhaul across subsidiary networks in 18 different countries. This will give [...]

Netflix acquires rights to six Saudi films

Netflix has acquired six short films from Saudi Arabian production company, Telfaz11 which will be released on the platform under the name Six Windows in the Desert. The titles will cover topics such as social taboos, extremism and the human psyche and will be available on the platform in 190 countries from February 27. With [...]

Airtel launched Airtel TV in Uganda

Airtel TV is the new platform offering live TV and Video on Demand services, aiming at both premium local and global content. The new service will be available to all Airtel customers for free, with no subscription fees.  The platform will deliver the very best of entertainment experience directly to all Airtel customers across the [...]

MTN launched new music talent show in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria announced the launch of Yello Star, its new music reality television show. The show seeks to groom musical talent by providing a lifetime opportunity to turn their dreams and aspirations into reality. Since 2006, MTN Nigeria has trained hundreds of young Nigerians in the art and business of music. Yello Star is all [...]

Vianeos enhances Batelco TV services in Bahrain

Vianeos, a French provider of multi-screen video platform announced the partnership with Bahrain, largest telco, Batelco. The new Batelco TV services will be revamped by creating and developing new User Experience & Interface.  The new Batelco TV application is now available on the legacy AOSP Bahrain operators set top boxes. The UX design and UI [...]