Category Archives: Free to Air

Spacetoon inks deal with Pocket.watch to air kids’ shows in MENA

Kids channel Spacetoon has inked a licensing deal with Pocket.watch, a digital media studio that specialises in extending kids and family YouTube stars and characters into global franchises, to be the master consumer product licensing agent in the MENA region for the brand Love, Diana. Besides becoming the CP licensing agent of Love, Diana in MENA, Spacetoon has also [...]

SABC and Openview ink a new channel-carriage deal in SA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and eMedia Investments, the company behind free-to-air satellite service Openview, have announced a new distribution deal that will boost both companies in the free-to-air category of television broadcasting. The collaboration between South Africas fastest-growing satellite network and SAs most established broadcaster signals a seismic shift in the countrys broadcasting [...]

SABC and Openview ink a new channel-carriage deal in SA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and eMedia Investments, the company behind free-to-air satellite service Openview, have announced a new distribution deal that will boost both companies in the free-to-air category of television broadcasting. The collaboration between South Africas fastest-growing satellite network and SAs most established broadcaster signals a seismic shift in the countrys broadcasting [...]

Spacetoon introduces programming block for mothers and preschoolers in MENA

Family edutainment content creator, provider & streaming platform Spacetoon has introduced a new programming block targeting mothers and their preschool-aged kids on its free-to-air TV channel and Spacetoon Go online streaming service. Spacetoon will be the first Arab kids TV channel to launch such a co-watching block. Content will stream every day from 7 a.m. [...]

Multimedia Group acquires free-to-air Euro 2020 rights in Ghana

Multimedia Group has acquired free-to-air television and radio rights of UEFA Euro 2020, which will be aired in June and July this year. Abdulai Awudu, General Manager of Adom Brands at the Multimedia Group said, This agreement is testament to The Multimedia Groups unrivalled quest to always provide quality content in whatever genre to listeners [...]

AEB and EBC channels now available on Ethiosat

SES, the global content connectivity solutions company, announced that the Ethiosat platform is now airing all channels of the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) exclusively, comprising of Ethiopias most popular channels such as EBS, ETV News and FANA TV. The variety of lifestyle, news, sport and educational channels [...]

MBC to broadcast third season of Arabic show ‘Ahlan Simsim’ in Middle East

Ahlan Simsim, the award-winning childrens show from the creators of Iftah Ya Simsim and Sesame Street shows around the world, is back on the screens for a third season for children across the Middle East.  Premiered on February 28, the new season follows Basma, Jad, and Mazooza who, along with familiar friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover, share relatable [...]

The Standard Group acquired free-to-air broadcast of UEFA EURO 2020 in Kenya

TV Media Sport (TVMS), the free-to-air media rights partner of UEFA in sub-Saharan Africa, has provided the exclusive UEFA EURO 2020 free-to-air media rights to The Standard Group PLC in Kenya. For this edition of the 60th anniversary of UEFA EURO, TVMS has upgraded its offer to interested free-to-air broadcasters with more live matches, extensive [...]

IPC to offer free-to-air coverage of Tokyo 2021 Paralympics in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is providing free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics to more 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the President of IPC, Andrew Parsons, the move is a turning point in the region. The IPC has accepted to drop its rights fee so that they can have more exposure in [...]