Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

Amazing Voices talent search returns for Season 2 on DStv

Old Mutuals reality talent search show Amazing Voices is back for a second season on 11 April. The show will be available for 13 weeks until 5 July and includes participants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.  Season 2 was rolled out in October with a call for entries where 546 singers sent in their recorded videos. [...]

Zain introduces new value-packed post-paid plan in Bahrain

Zain Bahrain, a leading telecom services operator in the kingdom, has announced the launch of Wiyana, an umbrella for its postpaid plans offering a range of benefits to ensure customers stay connected by paying less with high-speeds while receiving great value.  Wiyanas value-packed postpaid plans will avail subscribers of unique offers and benefits. The launch [...]

Omantel to roll out 5G international roaming in Oman

Omantel has announced the launch of 5G international roaming, providing its subscribers a convenient and seamless experience to benefit from high-speed data services while travelling abroad. As part of the initial phase in its push towards secure, consistent, and fast global 5G connectivity, Omantel has made this international roaming facility available in the GCC through [...]

UMG partners with Wassim ‘SAL’ Slaiby to roll out Universal Arabic Music in MENA

Universal Music Group announced a collaboration between its Republic Records division and music mogul Wassim SAL Slaiby that comprises of the launch of Universal Arabic Music (UAM), a new label that will service the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. According to Universal, UAM will seek to discover rising artists in the region and [...]

StarzPlay collaborates with Calinos & Mistco to bring Turkish content

SVOD platform StarzPlay is collaborating with Mistco, a content distribution agency and Calinos, a Turkish content distributor to offerTurkish content for viewers across the Middle East and North Africa region. Subscribers will have exclusive access to some of the popular Turkish series that includes Resurrection: Ertugrul, The Innocents, Our Story, Filinta, and many more. The shows will be [...]

SPI/FilmBox inked several deals in Africa

SPI/FilmBox have inked several deals with major operators across Africa. The most recent is with the digital satellite TV provider ZAP for Gametoon, 360 TuneBox, FashionBox, FightBox, FilmBox Arthouse and Fast&FunBox in Angola and Mozambique. The MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International, Georgina Twiss, said, We are delighted to build on our presence [...]

MTN rolls out new fixed-LTE packages in SA

MTN has launched new capped fixed-LTE packages under its MyMTN Home and MyMTN Business plans. We are harnessing the best network in South Africa to cater for the customer looking for more affordable home connectivity by leveraging the strength, reliability and speed of our network, said Mapula Bodibe, Chief Consumer Officer at MTN South Africa. MTNs new [...]

Nigeria to complete Digital Switch Over project by 2022

Nigerias National Broadcasting Commission said that the countrys Digital Switch Over (DSO) project will be completed by middle of 2022 when the country will fully shift from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting. The acting director-general of the commission, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, noted that funding from federal government and the recent establishment of a ministerial task [...]

Spacetoon and eOne extend multi-year partnership in MENA

Spacetoon, the family edutainment content creator, provider, and producer, has extended its partnership deal with eOne, Hasbros global entertainment studio. This multi-year allows Spacetoon the opportunity to bring three successful eOne shows to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The titles Transformers: Rescue Bots, Power Rangers Beast Morphers, and My Little Pony: Pony Life will be [...]