Monthly Archives: May 2021

Fatafeat to air Turkish cooking competition

Fatafeat has announced the premiere of its first-ever Turkish television show, Gürkan Şef ile Ateş Oyunları which will feature a renowned Turkish chef and the owner of Gürkan Şef Steakhouse, Chef Gürkan. The competition is set to premiere on Thursday on Fatafeat. The 12 competing chefs are required to use a range of marinating, cooking [...]

Rotana Media Group and Wide Khaliji announced new partnership deal

Rotana Media Group has signed a deal with Arabic Subscription SVOD platform, Wide Khaliji.  This long-term partnership will allow Rotana Media group to expand its Arabic content offering as it continues to deliver on its mission to entertain MENA audiences through Wide Khaliji.  Rotana Media Group’s award-winning TV channels including Rotana Cinema, Rotana Drama, Rotana [...]

beIN Sports to broadcast exclusive show

beIN Sports has announced an exclusive show starring FIFA World Cup and French legend Marcel Desailly. The show will be hosted by Richard Keys and will be broadcast across beINs global network, including in the Middle East and North Africa. As the official broadcaster and the home of the FIFA World Cup across the Middle [...]

MTN rolls out AirFibre in South Africa

MTN South Africa has announced the launch of its first commercial installation of Supersonic AirFibre starting May 2021. The first commercial rollout will commence in Soweto, Mamelodi, Fairlands and Honeydew. Calvin Collett, managing director of MTN SAs ISP: Supersonic said that AirFibre serves as an alternative to the labour-intensive rollout of cabled fibre, by using [...]

MTN Rwanda launches Fintech Subsidiary

MTN Rwanda has received approval from the Central Bank to set up its FinTech subsidiary, Mobile Money Rwanda Ltd, in a move that is likely to intensify competition in the financial system. The firm, which was permitted to run the operators mobile money operations from April 27 and will be headed by CEO Chantal Kagame. [...]

Anghami launches Live Radio feature

Anghami, the Middle East and North Africas largest streaming platform, has introduced its first-ever Live Radio feature allowing users to create and contribute to a social music-sharing experience. It will enable users to talk whilst streaming songs, playlists and podcasts, creating a real-time experience of a podcast but along with real-time user engagement. Anghami also [...]

Ethio Telecom to launch new mobile money service in Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has announced the launch of its new mobile money service called TeleBirr which will be available to Ethio Telecom subscribers. Tele Birr, an innovative mobile money solution from Ethio-telecom, will allow customers to send, receive, store, transfer, and spend their money through electronic mobile phone accounts. Tele birr also helps in paying bills [...]

Spotify to expand across Africa

Spotify has announced its expansion across Africa, in more than 80 countries including Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra [...]

Ooredoo to support online sporting event in Qatar

Ooredoo Qatar has announced as the Official Telecommunication Partner of the eQatar National Team in the recent FIFA eNations Cup Qualifiers. The eQatar National Team took on five other nations in online matches between April 30 and May 2, 2020, and successfully qualified for the FIFA eNations Cup. Sabah Rabiah Al Kuwari, Director PR at [...]

SuperSport to broadcast Extreme E series across Africa

Electric motorsport series Extreme E has expanded its coverage into Sub-Saharan Africa through a broadcasting agreement with SuperSport that will take its reach into over 50 countries including South Africa, Uganda and Nigeria. Extreme E, will be aired in French and English on the stations linear channels, SuperSport Motorsport, Grandstand and Blitz and streamed on [...]