Monthly Archives: June 2021

Eutelsat partners with Vox to improve satellite coverage in SA

A multi-year distribution contract to extend high-speed network connectivity to South Africa has been confirmed after satellite operator Eutelsat Communications and infrastructure provider and telecommunications company Vox inked a distribution deal for Eutelsat Konnect capacity over South Africa. As from this month, Vox intends to leverage the operational flexibility and power of Eutelsat Konnect, the [...]

TelkomONE introduces free catch-up service in SA

Telkoms video-streaming platform has introduced a free catch-up functionality across its SABC and other free-to-air channels on the platform a first-of-its-kind value-added offering by a video-on-demand service locally. Catch-up is a system-driven recording of various popular programs across your favourite channels, that is then made available as a single asset, on-demand.  This means you [...]

beIN SPORTS to broadcast in Dolby Atmos at live sporting events

beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment group, continues to be at the forefront of bringing new technologies to broadcast TV. Dolby Atmos, making it the first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to broadcast using the innovative audio technology. The Groups flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS, the exclusive home in the [...]

OSN partners with PUBG Mobile for premium content

Multi-player PUBG Mobile is collaborating with OSN for exclusive premium in the MENA region. The deal will see players of PUBG Mobile secure exclusive opportunities to access OSN Streaming Apps premium entertainment and original content. PUBG Mobile fans and community members can earn rewards on OSN Streaming App by playing the video game. To start [...]

Diamond and Zari to premiere on Netflix’ reality show “Young, Famous & African”

Tanzanian singer Naseeb Ali Juma, commonly known as Diamond Platnumz alongside Zari Hassan will make an appearance on Netflix. The former power couple of the African entertainment scene has bagged a deal for a docu-reality series, Young, Famous & African with Netflix South Africa. The separated couple made the huge announcements through their respective social [...]

Social media video streaming service Palm TV to provide leading influencer podcasts and live TV shows

South Africas Palm TV, the creation of tech entrepreneur Patrick Palmi, is connecting African influencers to a 20 million+ audience of fans, offering them exclusive visions into their lives. The free service is currently accessible to stream from Palm TVs site, as well as from social media platforms. It is also simultaneously streamed to roadside [...]

Etisalat partners with Ericsson to deploy 5G high-band in the UAE

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has partnered with Ericsson to deploy 5G millimetre wave across its commercial network. The 5G high-band commercial deployment will help to reach high performance 5G downlink data speeds of 4.2Gbps and latency of 8 milliseconds. Etisalat has built a 5G network infrastructure that can offer enhanced performance, including ultra-high speeds and [...]

Netflix to release new season of Saudi animation series ‘Masameer County’

Netflix will release the new and exclusive season of the Saudi animation series titled Masameer County. It is considered as a new season and not a continuation of the previous seasons of Masameer County. The eight-episode series will be accessible exclusively on Netflix on July 1, 2021. The latest drop comes as part of Netflixs [...]