Category Archives: News AFRICA

MTN launched ‘uncapped’ 5G in South Africa

MTN South Africa announced last week that it will offer uncapped 5G access at $63.11 per month. The telecommunication operator giant has done this by upgrading its MyMTN Home Uncapped plan, which until now was only available in a 4G/LTE flavour, to 5G, which should offer users in coverage areas significantly better network latencies [...]

YouTube launched fund for short-form video creation in MENA

YouTube has launched a YouTube Shorts Fund in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Morocco. The Shorts Creator Fund is one additional way through which creators and artists can monetise their content on YouTube from advertising to Paid Digital Goods, merchandise branded content and more. This shorts feature [...]

SBA partners with Art Format Lab for new game show ‘Eish El Tahdi’

Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA) has launched a brand-new game show titled Eish El Tahdi (Live the Challenge) on SBC channel. The show, commissioned by SBA to ART Format Lab, is the first of several original productions intended to woo young Saudi audiences to linear TV. The hour-long episodes will see 16 teams of six players [...]

Etisalat brings exclusive Xbox All Access packs to the UAE

Etisalat announced that it is exclusively bringing the Xbox All Access service to the UAE. The offering includes a next-generation console of ones choice between Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, depending on ones preferences, and a 24-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which includes a library of over 100 high-quality games and [...]

Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa & Vodacom join forces to bring high-speed broadband in Tanzania

Eutelsats Konnect Africa and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsats EUTELSAT KONNECT high-throughput satellite (HTS). Following a successful Proof of Concept trial, Vodacom will commercialise services on the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite under its brand, building out its service offer to [...]

Molotov now available on Vestel smart TVs

Molotov, the French over-the-top TV, has signed a distribution agreement with Turkish electronics brand Vestel and is now available on all new model smart TVs in France as well as the products sold since 2018. This new partnership covers new models and all compatible TVs released by Vestel since 2018, with owners benefiting from remote [...]

Spacetoon partnered with IMPS to reintroduce ‘The Smurfs’ in MENA

IMPS, the worldwide licensee for The Smurfs, has partnered with Spacetoon to bring the brand to the MENA region via the Spacetoon TV channel, branded on-ground activities, and new toys.  Through this partnership, the two companies will reintroduce the show to a young audience in MENA by broadcasting a localised, Arabic-dubbed version of The Smurfs in 3DCG [...]