Monthly Archives: November 2020

MTN collaborates with Gameloft to introduce Gameworld in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has collaborated with Gameloft to roll out MTN Gameworld a new gaming platform for its subscribers. The platform will offer the Nigerian gaming community access to a wide variety of fun and exciting games online through a premium catalogue from Gameloft and other renowned publishers. The Chief Digital Officer of MTN Nigeria, [...]

OSN picks SAWA Rights Management as its exclusive commercial distribution partner in the UAE

UAE-based content licensing management company, SAWA Rights Management (SRM), has been chosen as the exclusive partner of OSN for Business in the UAE. As part of the deal, SRM will handle all the commercial licensing for OSN for Business across the Emirates. Hotels, hospitals, cafes, restaurants, compounds, camps, Businesses, and other commercial properties who are [...]

Abu Dhabi Sports introduces an exclusive channel for Mixed Martial Arts in MENA

Abu Dhabi Sports has launched Abu Dhabi (AD) Fight, the first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting channel in the region. The channel will be aired on eLife by Etisalat and will enable sports fans in the UAE access to celebrity athletes, regional and global events, in addition to an array of exclusive content in both [...]

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 [...]