Category Archives: News AFRICA

NetOne partners with Huawei to upgrade its telecom network across Zimbabwe

Huawei has partnered with NetOne to upgrade its telecom network which will aim at improving the mobile broadband across Zimbabwe. The US$400 000 project is expected to commence soon with the required equipment procured by Huawei is already in the country ahead of the commencement of the project. “We have partnered with Netone company to [...]

Lupita Nyongo teams up with new start-up, Kukua, to bring new YouTube Original kids’ content to Kenya

Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyongo has partnered with new media and tech start-up, Kukua to bring the franchise, Super Sema, a new YouTube Original kids and family program. Super Sema will debut the first eight-episodes on March 8 and will mark Africas first animated kid superhero series. The remaining 12 episodes will be released from March [...]

OSN collaborates with Be-Entertainment to produce ‘The Way Out’

Middle Eastern broadcaster OSN will produce a local version of Belgian escape room-themed format The Way Out. Initially produced by Be-Entertainment for Belgiums VTM, The Way Out sends two celebrity duos into two identical rooms full of mysteries to be solved. The two celebrity must resolve the mysteries by decrypting codes and clues in order [...]

OSN partners with TVbeat in MENA

OSN has announced a strategic collaboration with TVbeat Inc, to operate its TV SaaS Framework services, in a step that will reinforce OSNs position as a data-driven network and allow it to better address shifting viewership behavior and trends in the MENA region. In collaborating with OSN, TVbeat will streamline set-top box viewership and demographic [...]

Fatafeat bolsters broadcast sector with commitment to local content production in MENA

Fatafeat, the home of Arabic cooking, today reaffirmed its commitment to local content with the announcement of production plans for 2021. From its award-winning production facility in Dubai Production City, Fatafeat already has more than 270 episodes of linear content scheduled for production in 2021, with more to be added to the roster in future [...]

Hormuud Telecom obtains first mobile money license in Somalia

Somalias central bank awarded the countrys first mobile money license to Mogadishu-based Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc, a move intended at developing the countrys digital payments system and integrating it with the global financial system. Hormuud Telecom has approximately 3.6 million subscribers in Somalia, a country of more than 15 million people, and roughly 3 million [...]

WarnerMedia and OSN partnered to bring new pop channel to MENA

WarnerMedia has partnered with OSN to launch a new pop-up channel dedicated exclusively to Adult Swim. Speaking about the launch, Guillermo Farre, Head of General Entertainment channels MENA and Turkey at Warner Media commented: Adult Swim is a fresh, utterly unique brand that truly connects with its young adult fan base. We are thrilled to [...]

Cricket West Indies to partner with SuperSport exclusively in SSA

The partnership between Cricket West Indies (CWI) and SuperSport feature exclusive live coverage of all West Indies international home matches and regional tournaments played in the Caribbean on its television and digital platforms. CWI President Ricky Skerritt said: This new long-term SuperSport agreement ensures that the much-loved West Indies teams will be accessible to an [...]