Monthly Archives: October 2020

MBC’s Shahid to premiere Arabic horror movie ‘Bloodline’ in MENA

MBC Groups streaming platform Shahid will premiere Arabic horror film Bloodline on October 30 exclusively in the MENA region. Bloodline is produced by Film Clinic, a production house founded by the Egyptian producer and screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy and counts Majid Al Ansari and Gabi Antal as executive producers. The feature film, written and directed by Rami Yasin, [...]

Vodacom to boost broadband services in South Africa

Vodacom is investing to ameliorate broadband services in the South African region of KwaZulu Natal, building fibre networks and 4G base stations. The company stated that offering network connectivity for people who live in rural areas is central to its obligation to connecting the digital divide. The executive head for operations for Vodacom in the [...]

SPI/FilmBox to launch new Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) on DStv

SPI/FilmBox has announced the launch of the new Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC), which will be available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family. We are very excited about launching on DStv as a leading video entertainment platform in Africa. This brings the Timeless Dizi Channel to a wider audience across the region. SPI and [...]

Showmax sealed sponsor deal with SAFA

Showmax has announced a 5-year sponsorship contract with the South African Football Association (SAFA) with the purpose of generating a more professional image around officiating in the country. This patronage aims at revamping refereeing in South Africa. SAFA stated, The partnership supports more than 40,000 referees officiating in all matches played under the auspices of [...]

Vodacom to invest in broadband connectivity in KwaZulu-Natal

320 million rand ($19.5 million) is to be invested by Vodacom for the development of internet connectivity in both developed and less developing areas in KwaZulu-Natal. The proposed funding is for high-speed Internet connectivity and fiber optics investments are also planned for the future. By the end of the financial year 2012, Vodacom intends to [...]

Netflix to partner with Telcos across Africa

Netflix is showing more African content and has announced the partnership with telecom operators to make the streaming platform more accessible to potential subscribers. The streaming giant has over 193 million subscribers globally and is exploring ways to expand on the African market and seeking ways to overcome challenges including slow and expensive internet and [...]

MTN Rwanda receives mobile money certification

MTN Rwanda is the first provider in the country to receive the GSMA Mobile Money Certification. To note this certification was launched in 2018 to assess mobile money providers with the ability to deliver secure and reliable services all by protecting the consumer rights and combat money laundering. According to John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer [...]