Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

MultiChoice introduced new promotional subscription offers to its subscribers in Kenya

MultiChoice is providing its DStv and GOtv subscribers new promotional subscription options intended with the intention to keep its subscribers to its pay TV services. The Managing Director of MultiChoice Kenya, Nancy Matimu, said, The DStv Step-Up promotion and the GOtv Changamkia Maximum Discount that was launched Thursday will run until March 31. With this [...]

African Movie Channel rolls out exclusive Originals across Africa

African Movie Channel (AMC) is airing its newest original and exclusive movies from its own production hub, AMCOP AMC Original Productions, every Friday from January till December 2021, all in High Definition; African Movie Channel HD recently became the worlds first HD Nollywood channel. AMC is a premium 24-hour African movie channel, airing only [...]

Airtel partners with Mastercard to roll out virtual debit card for online transactions in Uganda

Airtel Uganda partners with Mastercard to roll out a virtual debit card offering Airtel Money customers a safe, convenient and secure platform to transact online globally. The virtual (non-plastic) card enables Airtel Money customers, even those without a bank account, to make payments to local and global online merchants that accept Mastercard cards like Netflix, [...]

Vodacom to roll out satellite-based network in Africa

South African mobile communications company, Vodacom, is considering to offer mobile connectivity with 4G and 5G speeds through a satellite-based communications service in several African countries in 2023. This agreement is a collaboration between Vodacom Group and AST SpaceMobile, which is developing the worlds first global broadband cellular network in space to be used directly [...]

Abu Dhabi Media partners with STARZPLAY to live-stream UFC events in MENA

Abu Dhabi Media, the UAEs public service broadcaster, and STARZPLAY, the regions subscription video on-demand service, announced a strategic collaboration to live-stream UFC events across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The partnership comes ahead of UFC Fight Islands return to Abu Dhabi from January 16th, and the awaited bout between UFC superstar Conor McGregor [...]

SES rolled out HD Plus for Ghana

Viewers in Ghana will have the opportunity to enjoy up to 12 of the countrys most popular TV channels following the introduction of SES HD Plus Ghana. The SES service will enhance the 100 standard definition channels available in Ghana which can be viewed for a monthly GHS25 (3.49) following a two-month trial period. Payment [...]

beIN Sports to air Australian Open 2021 men’s qualifying in MENA

beIN Sports will air the 2021 Australian Open mens qualifying on its OTT service beIN Connect for its subscribers live from the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar. Since the pandemic started, Qatar has gradually become the COVID-safe sports hub, with an array of major international events and tournaments relocating to the [...]

Molotov to expand its footprint in seven French-speaking African countries

French startup Molotov offers an OTT TV streaming service in France with live TV, premium channels, a cloud DVR and on-demand content. Even though the service has been able to attract 13 million users in France, it has yet to expand to other countries. Molotov is willing to expand its footprint this year with a dozen countries [...]

Etisalat to roll out the first open and autonomous network in MENA

Etisalat is building the regions first open, autonomous and secured network. Etisalat will use Ciscos Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning automation to simplify its Emirates Internet Exchange (EMIX) operations with a set of innovative use cases. The move will help pave the way for the efficient management of the huge quantities of data that will [...]