Monthly Archives: June 2021

Moonbug Entertainment and Etisalat to launch new kids’ entertainment to MENA

Moonbug Entertainment and Etisalat have partnered to bring over 270 episodes of Moonbugs most popular series CoComelon, Blippi and Little Baby Bum to Etisalats kid-focused SVOD platform, e-Junior. Moonbugs content introduces children to universal themes that have proven to transcend across different languages and regions, Nicolas Eglau, the companys managing director EMEA and APAC. Moonbugs [...]

MTN and Vodafone partnered to bring 5G to Ghana

Selorm Adadevoh, MTN Ghanas CEO has announced the partnership with Vodafone by bringing 5G internet connectivity to Ghana. We recognise our responsibility as an African based telecommunication service provider to support the ever-increasing demand for internet services and have invested in partnership with several other players being Google, Facebook and Vodafone in the 2Africa submarine [...]

Etisalat introduces “Hello Russia” TV Pack across MENA

Etisalat has just launched the Hello Russia TV pack in collaboration with Sawa Rights Management (SRM), UAE content licensing management company. The new TV pack will include 21 top Russian TV channels covering a variety of genres from premium movies, general entertainment, documentary, sports, kids and more. The package will have popular channels such as [...]

Facebook and Reuters partner to bring free online training for journalists

Facebook announced its partnership with Reuters to launch a free online training programme for journalists and industry new comers. This new project will work with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists they serve. The training and partnerships agreements will invest in organizations that fund quality journalism; training newsrooms globally; and partnering [...]

Tmcel and Huawei announce the launch of 5G technology in Mozambique

Mozambique Tmcel has partnered with Huawei for a $23 million 4G expansion deal where the operator will also prepare for 5G services across the country. Tmcel plans to extend its 4G coverage nationwide, beginning with upgrades to its networks in Maputo and Matola.  The implementation of the latest generation 5G technology, together with the project [...]

Eutelsat and Vox to boost satellite coverage in South Africa

Eutelsat Communications and Vox signed a distribution agreement for Eutelsat Konnect capacity in South Africa. Vox plans to leverage the operational flexibility and power of Eutelsat Konnect, the new-generation high-throughput satellite described as Eutelsats market-leading service, to further grow its satellite customer base. Konnect is Eutelsats satellite broadband initiative, operating in Africa, Europe and Russia. [...]

Netflix and Triggerfish to partner on Story Artist Lab in South Africa

Leading South African studio, Triggerfish announced the entries for pan-African Story Artist Lab which is sponsored by Netflix to find talent and upskill the next generation of African animators.  Story artists translate screenplays into animatics, the loose first version of the movie that then shapes every step of animation that follows, says Tendayi Nyeke, Triggerfishs [...]

Reality TV show ‘Love Island Nigeria’ to premiere in October

The official announcement was made yesterday during an event held in Lagos. Among those present at the event was Toyin Subair, executive producer of the show who stated that Love Island perfectly sums the expectations Nigerians have of entertainment. According to Subair, the programme will provide a rich mix of fun while still touching on [...]