Category Archives: News AFRICA

ShowMax to air NTV shows in Kenya

MultiChoice Kenya has signed a new partnership deal with Nation Media Group (NMG) to start broadcasting NTV programs on the digital platform, ShowMax. According to NMG Chief Executive Stephen Gitagama, the partnership will enhance the relationship between MultiChoice and NMG. ShowMax is a digital platform that offers entertainment shows. Audiences are able to stream or [...]

Liquid Telecom expands fibre access in Botswana

Liquid Telecom is extending fibre access through Botswanas Lobatse border to Gaborone, an initiative that will dramatically increase connectivity and network capacity in the country. The pan-African telecoms group is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana. This deployment will give more people in Botswana access to Liquid Telecoms footprint of [...]

IPC to offer free-to-air coverage of Tokyo 2021 Paralympics in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is providing free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics to more 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the President of IPC, Andrew Parsons, the move is a turning point in the region. The IPC has accepted to drop its rights fee so that they can have more exposure in [...]

e.tv’s latest prime time drama ‘Durban Gen’ reaches two million viewers in SA

The much-anticipated Durban Gen, rolled out its first episode on Monday, 5 October, and less than two months later, the show has reached an impressive two million viewers milestone. Durban Gen has kept a storyline that not only keeps the audiences attracted on the main characters fascinating love triangle, but also discloses the many complications [...]

Airtel and Nokia to rollout 5G network in Kenya

Nokia has been selected by African mobile operator Airtel Kenya as part of a three-year deal to equip the country’s capital, Nairobi, with 4G-compatible broadband equipment and 5G. Eventually, this installation will cover hundreds of sites and will include upgrading the coverage of existing 2G, 3G and 4G radio access networks (RANs) in various urban, [...]

MTN collaborates with Gameloft to introduce Gameworld in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has collaborated with Gameloft to roll out MTN Gameworld a new gaming platform for its subscribers. The platform will offer the Nigerian gaming community access to a wide variety of fun and exciting games online through a premium catalogue from Gameloft and other renowned publishers. The Chief Digital Officer of MTN Nigeria, [...]

OSN picks SAWA Rights Management as its exclusive commercial distribution partner in the UAE

UAE-based content licensing management company, SAWA Rights Management (SRM), has been chosen as the exclusive partner of OSN for Business in the UAE. As part of the deal, SRM will handle all the commercial licensing for OSN for Business across the Emirates. Hotels, hospitals, cafes, restaurants, compounds, camps, Businesses, and other commercial properties who are [...]