Author Archives: Yuveshen Darmalingum

ABS-CBN TV shows now available in Africa via StarTimes

Philippine media and entertainment company ABS-CBN Corporation hit action series are now broadcasted in Sub-Saharan Africa on the StarTimes channel. The company said its primetime action series Brothers can now be accessible in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Madagascar, among many others, while Fists of Fate began airing in as many countries in Africa last May. [...]

Ivory Coast partners with South Africa to launch first co-production series

Known Associates Entertainment, the production company behind the South African adaptation of the Colombian telenovela that inspired Ugly Betty, is collaborating with Ivorian public broadcaster RTI on a sci-fi drama series highlighting the first co-production between the two countries. Ambre will be shot in South Africa and Ivory Coast with actors from both countries, with [...]

beIN Sports bags 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup broadcasting rights

beIN Sports has bagged the exclusive broadcast rights to this years Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 in 24 countries. The matches will be broadcasted in France, Turkey, the Middle East & North Africa, and APAC (excluding Australia and Indonesia). The Concacaf Gold Cup is the main association football competition of the national football teams, which determines [...]

Reality TV show ‘Love Island Nigeria’ to premiere in October

The official announcement was made yesterday during an event held in Lagos. Among those present at the event was Toyin Subair, executive producer of the show who stated that Love Island perfectly sums the expectations Nigerians have of entertainment. According to Subair, the programme will provide a rich mix of fun while still touching on [...]

BritBox to be available soon in South Africa

Last year, BritBox stated that they are planning a global roll-out which would see the platform be available in up to 25 new countries. Fans of shows like Father Brown, Fawlty Towers and Poldark will be able to enjoy pretty soon with the new streaming service, BritBox, coming to South Africa. When in South Africa, [...]

SABC rolls out 24-hour sports channel

Public broadcaster SABC has officially introduced its 24-hour sports channel with exciting and compelling sports content via free-to-air broadcasts and online streaming. The channel had its soft launch on 15 April 2021 and is now available on SABC digital TV broadcasting, Openview channel 124, and the TelkomONE streaming service. The Sport General Manager of SABC, [...]

Eutelsat partners with Vox to improve satellite coverage in SA

A multi-year distribution contract to extend high-speed network connectivity to South Africa has been confirmed after satellite operator Eutelsat Communications and infrastructure provider and telecommunications company Vox inked a distribution deal for Eutelsat Konnect capacity over South Africa. As from this month, Vox intends to leverage the operational flexibility and power of Eutelsat Konnect, the [...]

TelkomONE introduces free catch-up service in SA

Telkoms video-streaming platform has introduced a free catch-up functionality across its SABC and other free-to-air channels on the platform a first-of-its-kind value-added offering by a video-on-demand service locally. Catch-up is a system-driven recording of various popular programs across your favourite channels, that is then made available as a single asset, on-demand.  This means you [...]

beIN SPORTS to broadcast in Dolby Atmos at live sporting events

beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment group, continues to be at the forefront of bringing new technologies to broadcast TV. Dolby Atmos, making it the first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to broadcast using the innovative audio technology. The Groups flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS, the exclusive home in the [...]