Category Archives: News AFRICA

Pan-African TV show WatsUp TV expands in 40+ Countries

Pan African entertainment TV show, WatsUp TV is collaborating with Guinea Evasion TV and Burkina Fasos 3TV, to expand its content onto the Canal+ platform thus extending their viewership to over 40 countries and 7 million homes on the satellite platform. The shows which will be produced and broadcasted in French for the Francophone audience [...]

New TV series ‘Sol Family’ to premiere on Maisha Magic Plus

Kenyas Award-winning pop band Sauti Sol will feature in a new reality TV series dubbed Sol Family that will begin airing on 2 August on Maisha Magic Plus (DStv channel 163). The 13-part series will highlight the bands musical trip and offering a glimpse into the personal lives of bandmembers Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Austin Chimano, Polycarp Otieno and [...]

Telkom to replace its copper local broadband infrastructure with fibre-to-the-home in South Africa

Telkom is planning to transition its subscribers from copper-based internet to fibre technology in all fibre-ready regions South Africa. The company explained that this change would definitely enhance speeds, lessen maintenance costs and fix the issue of copper cable theft. The Director of Product Development and Management of Telkom, Steven White, stated, Fibre is a [...]

Israeli broadcaster Yes partners with Synamedia to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency breakthrough

Synamedia, the video software provider has announced that Yes, the pay-TV subsidiary of Israeli telco, Bezeq, is deploying Synamedias end-to-end video network portfolio to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, internet-only TV services. Yes believes it will be the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency. Yes chose Synamedia as it is the [...]

SuperSport to broadcast LaLiga in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan African pay-television broadcaster, SuperSport has renewed its exclusive rights to the top two tiers of Spanish football, LaLiga. The South Africa-based pay-TV network’s deal includes all languages except Arabic and French. The agreement will see La Ligas dedicated 24/7 English-language channel, LaLigaTV, made available to subscribers on pay-TVs DStv, which covers the sub-Saharan region. The agreement [...]

Shahid VIP to air Arabic movies prior to theatrical release in MENA

Shahid VIP, the premium Middle East streaming platform, under MBC Group, will start airing Arabic feature films prior to their theatrical release for the first time. The exclusive premiere of Mohamed El Adls Saheb El Makam, will be on July 30, the first day of Eid Al-Adha. Starring Yousra, Asser Yassin, and Amina Khalil, the drama [...]