Author Archives: Priscilla Tirvengadum

DStv’s Zambezi Magic channel to premiere Zim film

A Zimbabwean film commissioned by DStv’s Zambezi Magic channel that will premiere on the channel on Valentine’s Day, further enhancing the country producing industry. Love Is Not Enough is an emotional drama that is aimed at mature audiences and will have its debut on Zambezi Magic (DStv Channel 160) at 9pm on Wednesday February 14. [...]

DStv and GOtv Nigeria give free subscription to customers

MultiChoice Nigeria, owners of DStv and GOtv pay TV services in Nigeria announced that they are giving free subscription to its subscribers. MultiChoice Nigeria declared that it was offering its subscribers the opportunity to enjoy the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) show for six days without any payment. According to the notice titled Enjoy #BBNaija [...]

TV5MONDE sealed distribution deal with Partner TV in Israel

TV5MONDE announced its new distribution agreement with Partner Communication in Israel for its distribution. TV5MONDE expresses its commitment to expanding cultural values through its wide range of programmes and French language teaching tools, reaching an even larger number of Israeli viewers, who would now be able to watch the channel via Partner TV. Last Week, [...]

African drama ‘MTV Shuga’ to get Egyptian version

MTV Shuga, the youth culture networks drama about love, heartache and broken dreams that has won an audience across sub-Saharan Africa, will expand with editions in Egypt. The Egyptian version, to be shot in Arabic and whose title was not immediately announced, will be the first MTV Shuga in a language other than English. MTV [...]

Falcon Media to expand in the Middle East

Falcon Media House Ltd announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Media Nucleus Ltd to provide OTT services to millions of users. Broadcast and pay television company Media Nucleus’ clients include Indian state broadcaster Doordarshan, Fox Movies in the Middle East, and Zuku in east Africa. Falcon media specialises in over-the-top media, which [...]

Middle East VOD Starz Play raised $125m funding to boost content

Starz Play, the Middle East Video-on-demand service provider raised $125 million that will be used primarily to boost its content library. The two-year old company, which has attracted 700000 paying subscribers to date across Middle East North Africa. The funds raised from two new investors in the shape of the Boston-based State Street Global Advisors [...]

Viceland channel collaborate with Partner TV for its Israel launch

Vice Medias entertainment channel Viceland teamed up with Partner Communications Partner TV for its launch. The 24-hour television network will be made available in the territory later this month and will be accessible on-demand as part of its OTT service. Viceland Israels programming will include docuseries Jungletown (pictured) from Sundance-award winning director Ondi Timoner; skateboard [...]

Africanews channel its launches iOS app

The African channel of Euronews, Africanews launched an iOS app, offering free access to all news published on the website and live TV. The app which will be available for iPhones and iPads offers push notifications for breaking news, the Africanews live stream, a constantly updated timeline, a selection of global news, highlighted videos [...]

Arabsat launched its Free-To-Air DVB-S2 platform

Arabsat, the Middle East satellite operator launched its free-to-air (FTA) DVB-S2 platform for both broadcasters and viewers, offering a range of HD international TV channels. The channels will reach homes with a minimum receive dish size across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe via the Arabsat BADR-4 satellite at 26° East. In his comments, [...]