Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

Plus TV Africa now available on DStv in Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria has just announced the launch of Plus TV Africa. The channel is available live on DStv channel 408 to customers on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga packages. Plus TV Africa is a Pan-African 24 hour TV News Channel owned by General News & Entertainment Company (GNEC) Media Group. The station offers [...]

Vodacom and Safaricom seal the acquisition of M-Pesa brand from Vodafone

Vodacom and Safaricom announce that they have finalized the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture. The transaction, which was first announced in 2019, will accelerate M-PESAs growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-PESA brand, product development and [...]

ViacomCBS and OSN offer free access to Nikelodeon Play App in MENA

ViacomCBS Networks International, a division of ViacomCBS and their MENA affiliate OSN have announced that the Nickelodeon Play App will be free to use for everyone in the Middle East. Users can freely access shows, videos, games and entertainment content, using the Nickelodeon Play App, which is available on Google Play and App Store. The [...]

DStv Now to offer 16 channels for free including to non- subscribers

MultiChoice Group-owned pay-television service DStv is offering free access to 16 channels, including to non-subscribers. Since the lockdown started, usage of the service has increased to 20% and peak usage is 80% compared to pre-crisis peaks. Multichoice has added educational content with the Mindset PoP channel. This channel offers educational programming comprising of the entire [...]

Netflix to reduce stream quality in Africa during Covid-19 crisis

Netflix will cut the bandwidth it uses to serve subscribers in Africa for the next 30 days in an effort to improve pressure on network infrastructure during the Covid-19 crisis. The streaming media giant said in a statement that it will reduce the streaming bitrate across markets in Africa by 25% until the end of April. [...]

Dolby On now available in MENA

Dolby On is a free, music and video recording and streaming app which is now accessible on Apple iOS and Android Google Play store across MENA region. The Dolby On app is intended to easily record and live stream audio and video with superior Dolby sound quality by using your phone and letting you capture [...]

Showmax adds live news on its platform

DStv Now announced that 24-hour news channels will be available on its platform to everyone amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic. Showmax confirmed in a statement that BBC World News, CNN, Sky News, SABC News, Newzroom Afrika, Al Jazeera, and Euronews would now also be available to stream live on its platform. Both subscribers and non-subscribers [...]

Africanews now available on DStv and GOtv

Africanews offers content in English and French from an African perspective, including bilingual breakfast show Morning Call. The channel has a team of 50 local correspondents. Africanews will be accessible to DStv and GOtv subscribers in over 40 countries across Africa, including South Africa and neighbouring southern African countries, as well as countries including Nigeria, [...]

Agora Services and Côte Ouest Audiovisuel to collaborate with telecom operators to offer VoD services

Côte Ouest Audiovisuel and Agora Services Group will together develop a video on demand (VoD) platform called Butterfly. According to a press release, Agora Services Group and Côte Ouest understood together that the content without the tool was no more useful than the tool without the content. This is why these two experts have concluded [...]

Fiam WiFi rolls out internet service in Nigeria

Fiam WiFi rolled out its services in Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos Nigeria, after a three-month pilot. The objective of the company is to emphasize on high-density, low-income areas and rural communities to offer affordable and reliable connectivity for the mass market. The Founder & CEO of Fiam Wifi, Akin Marinho specified that Fiam WiFi [...]