Monthly Archives: May 2020

MultiChoice partners with One Africa Global Foundation to air ‘Hope for Africa’ Concert

MultiChoice and One Africa Global Foundation have joined forces for the broadcast of the Covid-19 Hope for Africa Concert. The concert is part of the Foundations efforts to support the fight against the novel coronavirus which is still devastating Africa and the rest of the world. The Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, stated [...]

OSN to launch a new pop-up channel in MENA

Nickelodeon and OSN have joined forces to launch a new pop-up channel dedicated to SpongeBob Square Pants. The new channel will be available in three languages including English, Arabic and French. The channel is set to launch on May 29 and will air 24/7 episodes of the popular childrens show until June 13, exclusively available via OSN. Tracey [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria renewed BBNaija season 5

MultiChoice will again broadcast Big Brother Naija Season 5 on DStv. The fourth season of Big Brother Naija was first produced in Nigeria with three seasons done in South Africa. John Ugbe, MultiChoice Nigeria CEO, says “Big Brother Naija has been widely regarded as one of Africa’s biggest entertainment exports, being the biggest showcase of Nigeria’s [...]

STARPLAY to host first-ever ‘Disney Princesses Eid Family Festival’

STARZPLAY is bringing the world of Disney to everyone at home with the first-ever Disney Princesses – Eid Family Festival. The festival will start from Saturday, May 23, where subscribers can enjoy the long holiday accompanied by their favourite Disney characters from the comfort of their homes. Khaled Benchouche, SVP Programming and Acquisitions at STARZPLAY [...]

Ethiopian Communications Authority provided two new telecom licenses

The Ethiopian Communications Authority has issued two new telecom operator licences, in order to break the state monopoly. The issuing of licences will open up one of the worlds last major closed telecoms markets in the country of around 110 million. The sector liberalisation process is continuing amid the COVID-19 crisis which shows the governments [...]

Akili Network launches the first Children’s TV Channel in Kenya

Akili Network in Kenya has launched the first and only dedicated free-to-air children’s television network, called Akili Kids. The new TV channel is digitally broadcasting to TVs, mobile devices and over the Internet and contains imaginative learning programs that parents can trust and will benefit children. ‘We planned on launching on 31 March 2020, but with schools [...]

BeIN launches new content lineup for Eid Al Fitr in MENA

BeIN will introduce a new programme schedule for its audience across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) including popular dramas, movies, childrens programming, cookery shows, and more for the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the start of Eid Al Fitr. Dedicated contents for all ages and interests will be available on [...]

Africell secures mobile operator license in Angola

The Angolan government has granted Lebanese owned Africell the mobile operator license in the country. Africell is already operating in four African countries Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Angola’s mobile phone market, with almost 14 million users, is currently controlled by two privately held companies — Unitel and Movicel. A third [...]