Author Archives: Shana Rafter

Showmax is removing live news from its platform

In March, Showmax introduced live news services in Kenya. The service included international channels such as CNN International, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, Sky News, Euronews and Newszroom Africa, all accessible via the different platforms where Showmax is available. However, Showmax has recently announced the withdrawal of live news from its platform effective immediately. In [...]

Airtel TV to air new TV show in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria in partnership with Trace Content Distribution has announced the launch of new TV drama thriller Living in Bondage: Breaking Free on Airtel TV platform. Produced by Charles Okpaleke, Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, has a great cast including Kanayo O. Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo and Enyinna Nwigwe, among others. Airtel is revolutionizing the television [...]

OSN to launch musical Broadway production on its platform

Hamilton, Broadway musical has been released in UAE via OSN streaming platforms as part of Disney+ Original partnership agreement. We are thrilled to be bringing the filmed version of Hamilton, the award-winning and widely popular Broadway musical, exclusively to our audiences in the Middle East,” said Rolla Karam, OSN’s interim chief content officer. “Our partnership [...]

Liquid Telecom and Intelsat have partnered to deliver reliable internet service in Africa

Intelsat, worlds largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has just announced a joint venture with Africa leading telecom group, Liquid Telecom. The two companies have collaborated for over four years to deliver Liquid Telecoms very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) service over Intelsats satellite feet, by providing robust and reliable communications network to communities, schools and business in [...]

OSN to air new TV reality show

OSN and ITV Studios have signed exclusive rights and production of Arabic version of British reality TV show, Come Dine with Me. The concept of the reality TV show is to follow five strangers facing each other for the title of ultimate dinner party host. Each night over a week, one of the participants organises [...]

MTN to launch MoMoPay in Congo

MTN Congo has just added a new product, MoMoPay to its Mobile Money portfolio. The launch took place at the start of June in Brazzaville,Congo with the Director of Mobile Money, Thierry Boumba and Jean Christophe Bodba, Sales & Marketing Director at MTN Congo. MTN Congo will continue to provide its subscribers a product specifically [...]

Vodacom M-Pesa goes global

Vodacom M-Pesa in Tanzania has announced the expansion of its International Money Transfer service portfolio. Vodacom M-Pesa Tanzania going global is our way of adding efficiencies to our customers remittance ecosystems. Our customers can now send and/or receive money from 200 countries through their M-Pesa account from the comfort of their homes, announced Hisham Hendi, [...]