Category Archives: News AFRICA

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Saudi Sports Company concludes deal for exclusive AFC match media rights in MENA

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has inked an exclusive deal with the Saudi Sports Company for the media rights of the AFC Competitions covering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the commercial cycle 2021-2024. The deal offers the Saudi Sports Company exclusive rights in Saudi Arabia to air the AFCs major National Team and Club [...]

Netflix and Abu Dhabi TV launched second season of the ‘The Platform’

Netflix and Abu Dhabi TV have rolled out the second season of The Platform, a UAE-produced series, which rose to the global streaming platforms popular list within two days from its launch. The series first season was launched in September 2020 across global streaming platform Netflix, making it the first-ever UAE production to be air on [...]

Dubai TV and Sama Dubai introduce Ramadan line-up in MENA

Dubai TV and Samaa Dubai have introduced their Ramadan line-up, which is scheduled to air from the beginning of Ramadan. The two channels will offer a mixed bag of high-octane Egyptian dramas in addition to Emirati comedies, quiz shows as well as the local animated series Shaabiat Al Cartoon. The shows scheduled to broadcast on both [...]