Monthly Archives: April 2020

Netflix announced season two of its first original African series

Netflix has announced the renewal of its first African original series, ‘Queen Sono’ for season two. Released in February, Queen Sono is Netflixs first original African series starring Quanticos Pearl Thusi. It centers on a highly trained spy who takes on dangerous missions, while also facing challenges in her personal life. The second season will [...]

m-Gurush to launch the first International remittance service in South Sudan

m-GURUSH, South Sudans first Mobile Money service, has launched the International Remittance services on their Mobile Money Platform. This is yet another ground breaking innovative feature from m-GURUSH that will enable customers to conveniently send money across Africa and beyond. The service will benefit m-GURUSH customers, especially the business and trading communities sending funds from [...]

Etisalat Misr launched new OTT video streaming app in MENA

E-Vision, a subsidiary of Etisalat Group, has announced its strategic partnership with Egyptian operator Etisalat Misr to launch Etisalat TV. Etisalat TV is an OTT video streaming app that allows Etisalat Misrs customers to watch English and Arabic movies while enjoying English movies with Arabic subtitles across smart devices anywhere and anytime. The app can [...]

StarTimes introduced new pop-up channel in Nigeria

StarTimes has launched a new 24-hours Islamic pop-up channel named Ibadah TV, dedicated to providing high-quality content such as Muslim prayer, lectures, documentaries, and interviews for Muslim subscribers all over Nigeria, while helping them conduct their fast, fulfilling the need for worship among Muslim audiences. Set up specifically for the period of Ramadan, Ibadah TV [...]

Snapchat introduced 40 new shows for Ramadan

Snapchat has just launched exclusive new shows from Snapchats Discover partners available through its app. The 40 new Snapchat shows, curated in partnership with broadcasters, digital natives and creators in the Middle East region, have been developed specifically for the month of Ramadan.     There is indeed a great variety of shows such as Ramez [...]

Warner Music Group partners with African music company Africori

Warner Music Group (WMG) announced it has taken a stake in African digital music rights management and distribution platform, Africori. The agreement provides Warner Musics in-house indie distribution division ADA with access to one of the largest catalogues of recorded music in Africa, including music from artists such as Elzo Jamdong, Jux, Master KG, Nabila, [...]

New Nollywood movie to launch on Netflix

Nollywood actor and filmmaker, Omoni Oboli has confirmed that her 2019 film, ‘Love is War’ will join Netflix’s list of increasing titles sooner than originally scheduled. ‘Love is War’ will begin streaming on Netflix from Wednesday, April 29, 2020 as confirmed by Omoni Oboli and film distributors, Filmone. The political drama written by Inkblot’s Naz [...]

Spacetoon and Shahid announced new streaming partnership

Spacetoon and Shahid have announced a new partnership that will bring Spacetoons exclusive and classic kids content to MBC Groups video streaming platform.  Spacetoon has a library of Arabic-dubbed works that has attracted more than 118m viewers across MENA. The partnership with Shahid is expected to help both parties reach a wider audience. Kamel Weiss, [...]