Monthly Archives: November 2020

StarTimes sealed deal with Kenyan soccer federation

StarTimes is now the official broadcast partner for the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in a seven-year deal worth about 1.1 million U.S. dollars annually. The new sponsorship deal will involve transmission of Betking Premier League matches, 30 Betika Super League matches and friendly matches of the Kenyan national soccer team, Harambee Stars. “We have progressively [...]

Government in South Africa to enforce 30% of local content for streaming services

South Africas Department of Communications and Digital Technologies is working to enforce 30% local content on video-on-demand services including Netflix and Showmax to promote local content and languages. As part of the departments propositions in a recently drafted white paper presented to parliament, streaming platforms will be mandated to offer at least 30% South African [...]

Broadcasters in Africa select SynProNize dramas for Africa

Broadcasters in Africa including StarTimes and e.tv have selected dramas from Dubai-based producer and distributor SynProNize. Free-to-air channel e.tv licensed romantic drama series Piya Naam Ka Diya (All for Love), African pay TV platform StarTimes picked up Swaragini (A Tale of Two Sisters) and Gathbandhan (The Odd Couple) and Onua TV in Ghana acquired Cello. [...]

StarTimes Uganda to offer bouquet upgrade and new content for Christmas 2020

The StarTimes Christmas promotion will give the subscribers and prospects the opportunity to watch and enjoy a higher bouquet when they subscribe for 2 months on to any of the available bouquets. The Marketing Director of StarTimes Uganda, Isma Lule, said, Customers can enjoy the new promotion dubbed Recharge and get upgraded when they recharge [...]

Canal+ partners with Qotto to offer solar powered TV in Benin

The solar home system provider Qotto Benin has collaborated with Canal+, a French company specialized in the distribution of pay TV channels. The two companies will provide the Mivoo+ kit, together with decoders, satellite dishes and a special package. Qotto Benin is now part of the list of Canal+ partners for solar-powered television in Africa. [...]

OSN to air Disney’s ‘Mulan’ in MENA

OSN will air Disneys Mulan on its platform from December 3, just three months after the movies worldwide release in cinemas. The movie will be accessible to even those without a paid OSN subscription for 24 hours. As from December 3 to 4, non-subscribers will have the opportunity the Hollywood blockbuster on the OSN Streaming app website. [...]

SynProNize inks numerous content deals in Africa

Dubai-based content distribution and production company, SynProNize, has inked several content deals in Africa with eTV, Onua TV, and StarTimes. Drama series Cello was licensed to Onua TV in Ghana. eTV agreed a licensed deal for romantic drama series Piya Naam Ka Diya (All for Love). SynProNize also agreed a deal with StarTimes for two drama series  Swaragini (A [...]

MultiChoice Group selects Metrological to deliver premium OTT services on DStv

Sub-Saharan African video entertainment company MultiChoice Group will collaborate with Metrological to deliver premium OTT services on DStv. The deal will see Metrological be responsible in bringing MultiChoices premium OTT services, international apps and localized content to subscribers across Africa on its new Explora Ultra set-top box and its new Streama OTT platform. MultiChoice Group [...]

DStv to introduce new telenovela channel ‘Novela Magic’

MultiChoice Group and M-Net have announced that channel Novela Magic is coming to the DStv platform. The channel, Novela Magic will be available on Friday, November 27 at 6pm. Novela Magic will provide all the best African telenovelas to viewers. The channel will also honour the vast range of cultures and languages on the continent [...]

Etisalat picks Ericsson for its 5G network core expansion

Etisalat has chosen Ericsson to implement Ericssons Advanced 5G Radio and 5G Core network with User Data Management (UDM). Connecting the power of a cloud-native network, Etisalats subscribers will have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of enhanced mobile broadband, Fixed Wireless Access and innovative industrial and IoT solution over 5G. The partnership focuses on [...]