Category Archives: News AFRICA

OurTV rolls out DTH service on NigComSat 1R in Nigeria

OurTV, a Direct to Home (DTH) TV Broadcast Satellite Service has rolled out its service on NigComSat 1R. OurTV is managed by Trefoil Network, a Nigerian technology company started in 2015 with an emphasis on information and communication technology, broadcast, network and internet solutions and licensed by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and the National [...]

Playfre to stream its music service across Africa

Playfre has just announced its expansion across the whole African continent. Playfre was launched in May 2019 serving only 18 African countries. According to the CEO and co-founder, Chika Nwaogu We just crossed the milestone of 20,000 registered users and 10 million streams, so we felt it was time to expand our services to include [...]

Abu Dhabi Media Office and VICE Media Group to launch online youth platform

Abu Dhabi Media Office (ADMO) and VICE Media Group have announced their partnership to launch a digital content platform, called Lamma, for young people in the Arab world. Lamma, which translates as gathering in English, aims to champion and support the young generation. Launched in May, the platform will feature content focused on young creators [...]

GoQuest Media to air new series on Azam TV

GoQuest Media has secured a new distribution deals for its new TV drama, Ruby Ring in Africa. The series has been picked by the Tanzania-based digital satellite service provider Azam TV for the Azam Media channel in local language, covering eight East African countries. Jimmy George, VP of sales and acquisitions at GoQuest Media, said: [...]

Cartoon Network to launch CN Together in MENA

Cartoon Network has announced the launch of a new feature on its MENA website called CN Together which will keep children entertained during lockdown. The CN Together is available in both English and Arabic and curated videos including cooking shows, art tutorials, as well as games and DIY challenges and also clips from some of [...]

StarTimes to partner with AAU to expand online higher education in Africa

StarTimes and The Association of African Universities (AAU) have joined forces to promote higher education in Africa. AAU will present educational videos for free on StarTimes ON streaming app, allowing millions of people to improve their knowledge and skills. The Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU), Prof. Etienne Ehouan Ehile, said that [...]

Airtel Africa announced a new partnership with Unicef for online educational course

Unicef has announced a new partnership with Airtel Africa which aims at providing children with access to remote learning by using mobile technology to benefit school children affected by the Covid-19. “COVID-19 is affecting access to information and education at an unprecedented scale. Worldwide, most children are not in school, which we know can lead [...]

MultiChoice partners with One Africa Global Foundation to air ‘Hope for Africa’ Concert

MultiChoice and One Africa Global Foundation have joined forces for the broadcast of the Covid-19 Hope for Africa Concert. The concert is part of the Foundations efforts to support the fight against the novel coronavirus which is still devastating Africa and the rest of the world. The Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, stated [...]