Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

castLabs collaborates with OSN to launch new streaming platform

OSN has rolled out a new streaming platform in under six months, using castLabs PRESTOplay. The chief technology officer at OSN, Peter Riz, said, OSNs collaboration with castLabs and integration of PRESTOplay underpins OSNs commitment to amplifying reach and ensuring viewers enjoy a smooth streaming experience whichever device they choose. castLabs technology has been an [...]

Zamtel partners with Mastercard for online transactions and transfers

The government-owned telecom service provider, Zamtel, has collaborated with Mastercard that will allow Zamtel Mobile Money customers to make safe and seamless digital payments on the Mastercard network including international e-commerce transactions. The customer will obtain a physical Mastercard debit card linked to Zamtel Mobile Money wallet while making payments on stores and outlets can [...]

beIN SPORTS to deliver biggest coverage worldwide of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 with over 3,000 hours of exclusive MENA programming

beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster and its flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS is set to exclusively broadcast the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 from 23 July to 8 August 2021 across the 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with 3,000 hours of planned coverage – the biggest worldwide. [...]

Telkom rolls out new music streaming app ‘Telkom Music’ in South Africa

Telkom has introduced its new music streaming platform Telkom Music in South Africa. Introduced in collaboration with Tencent-owned JOOX, the platform is available on the Huawei AppGallery and Google Play Store. Telkom stated that the landscape of music streaming is evolving and highlights that the main feature of its music app is the fact that [...]

SynProNize to distribute two Arabic series in Africa

Dubai-based content distribution and production company, SynProNize, directed by Nitin Michael and Hasnaa Descuns, has acquired two Arabic drama series titled Beirut Bride from MBC Group for distribution in Ghana, and Egyptian production Al Nihaya from Synergy Advertising for Pakistan. Beirut Bride ­is a challenging love story between Fares, a businessman and Soraya, a nightclub [...]

Orange launched 5G pilot test in Mali

Mobile operator Orange Mali has launched a 5G pilot in Mali’s capital Bamako, inviting subscribers to be the first to test the new network. According to local media reports, this pilot phase has been approved by the Malian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Information and Communication Technologies, and Posts (AMRTP). This represents the latest development in the [...]

YouTube Shorts now available in the UAE

YouTube has rolled out the beta version of YouTube Shorts, its new short-form video experience to create short, catchy videos from mobile phones in the UAE. YouTube Shorts was first announced in September 2020, YouTube has since extended Shorts to 26 countries and will now be accessible across more than 100 countries including countries [...]

ducktv inks distribution agreement with Digital Virgo in Africa and Middle East

Kids TV service ducktv owner Mega Max Media has inked a partnership deal with mobile payments specialist Digital Virgo for distribution of the linear channel on the latters TV networks in Africa and the Middle East. The channel has been rolled out through French service provider and technology company Molotovs OTT service deployed by Digital [...]