Monthly Archives: October 2020

Kenya to amend Gaming Bill through Safaricom M-Pesa

The 2019 Gaming Bill has been revised by the Kenyas National Assembly to include mobile money services as an accepted form of payment by gaming operators. Previously, the bill explicitly listed credit/debit cards, electronic bank transfers as permitted modes of payments, banning mobile money and cash transactions. The new decision is further showcasing the popularity [...]

Snapchat unveiled new features in Middle East

Snapchatters will now have a new feature called Sounds which will enable them to add music to their Snaps. The app will have a music repertoire with new and existing artists globally and to inaugurate this new feature, Snapchat is offering Justin Bieber’s new single Lonely before the official release of his album. In addition, [...]

Arabic reality TV series ‘Yalla Neta’sha’ launched on OSN

The very much anticipated Original Arabic series Yalla Netasha adapted from the English version Come Dine With Me has been officially launched on OSN. The reality series consisting of 4 hosts each week, from multiple nationalities such as Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, UAE, amongst others, will be broadcasted on every Sunday to Thursday on both OSN [...]

MultiChoice and MTN announced new partnership in Uganda

MultiChoice Uganda has announced a new partnership with MTN MoMo by allowing all MultiChoice users to pay for Showmax and Showmax Pro subscriptions by using the mobile money payment options. According to Colin Asiimwe, the Head of Marketing at MultiChoice Uganda Our commitment to continually drive value, proximity and access to great entertainment remains unwavering. [...]

Showmax partners with Telkom Kenya to offer data deals

Telkom Kenya and Showmax Pro are partnering to offer Telkom mobile subscribers interesting data bundles. The data deals include 30GB and 45 GB as well as a one-month subscription to stream Showmax Pro. The partnering deal will be available to both new and existing showmax subscribers with the regular entertainment from showmax as well as [...]

OSN to launch new Original series in November

OSN in partnership with global distributor, Fremantle to launch its first OSN Original series with an eight-part action thriller series, No Mans Land. This new series will be broadcasted in November. Set in Syria, No Mans Land is about the Syrian war through the eyes of a young French man, in search of his estranged [...]

Netflix to launch new Egyptian documentary

Netflix announced the launch its new documentary, Secrets from Saqqara Tomb, which will be aired at the end of October. Directed by James Tovell and Richard Bradley and produced by Caterina Turroni, the Lion Television and At Land Productions, the new documentary will provide a never before seen of Egypts renowned Saqqara archaeological site. The [...]

MBC to premiere new documentary via Shahid

Shahid, MBCs streaming platform will air the TV series Beirut: 6:07 starting October 17. Produced by Imagic Groups The Big Picture Studio, the series will pay tribute to the casualties of the Beirut port explosion via 15 short stories inspired by true events. Each episode will tell the story of a victim, survivor, through the [...]