Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

DStv becomes the new title sponsor of the Premier Soccer League in South Africa

The Premier Soccer League announced that MultiChoices DStv has inked a five-year agreement to become the new title sponsor of the premier division. The deal between PSL and MultiChoice is an extension of a vibrant and productive partnership. Over the years the PSL has created stars on the field of play that have brought joy [...]

Discovery Kids to air preschool series ‘Purple Turtle’ in MENA

The preschool series Purple Turtle, a co-production from Aadarsh Technosoft, Telegael and Cyber Group Studios, has been introduced on Discovery Kids in the MENA region. The show is available on Discovery Kids with ten episodes a day. The 52×7-minute 2D series has been developed by Indias Aadarsh and co-produced by Manish Rajoria and Ankita Shrivastava from [...]

SuperSport secured WTA broadcast rights in sub-Saharan Africa

SuperSport has seized the live broadcast rights to the Womens Tennis Association (WTA) covering 50 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The financial agreement and the duration of the agreement were not disclosed. The President of WTA, Micky Lawler, said, We are thrilled to bring womens tennis back to broadcast throughout sub-Saharan Africa. With SuperSport covering 50 [...]

Canal + partners with Fénix to offer solar-powered television in Benin

Fénix Benin, a subsidiary of Fénix international, a supplier of domestic solar systems, has inked a partnership with Canal+ Benin, a subsidiary of the French group Canal +, specialized in the distribution of pay-tv channels. The two companies will offer solar home kits accompanied by decoders, Canal+ satellite dishes and a “special package” to the [...]

Netflix inks 5-year deal with Saudi Studio Myrkott

Netflix and Saudi Arabian animation studio Myrkott, have inked a 5-year long exclusive collaboration to produce Saudi-focused shows and films. The collaboration includes the production of new and exclusive seasons of the Masameer series, Masameer upcoming movies, a new licensed original adult animation series, and a licensed original feature film, in addition to a library [...]

TAC Studios announces international content licensing deals

TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel, has concluded deals for several of its lifestyle shows to leading broadcast and digital networks around the globe. Networks include Tastemade (USA), SBS Food (Australia), Radio Television Brunei (RTB), Discovery Networks (Middle East and Africa), OSN (Middle East), and SABC (South Africa). These follow previously announced [...]

StarzPlay now available through Apple TV in MENA

StarzPlay, the MENA region’s SVOD service, is now accessible to subscribers across the region through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs. Subscribers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt can sign up for a seven-day free [...]

Telkom and Telenor ink roaming deal in South Africa

Telkom South Africa and Telenor inked a roaming deal to allow Telkom to develop roaming products for retail subscribers. The CEO of Telkoms Wholesale division, Openserve, Althon Beukes, said Telenor was selected due to its extensive roaming coverage combined with its vast experience and competence, which is “significant in offering our end users with the [...]