Category Archives: News AFRICA

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 [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria renewed BBNaija season 5

MultiChoice will again broadcast Big Brother Naija Season 5 on DStv. The fourth season of Big Brother Naija was first produced in Nigeria with three seasons done in South Africa. John Ugbe, MultiChoice Nigeria CEO, says “Big Brother Naija has been widely regarded as one of Africa’s biggest entertainment exports, being the biggest showcase of Nigeria’s [...]

Ethiopian Communications Authority provided two new telecom licenses

The Ethiopian Communications Authority has issued two new telecom operator licences, in order to break the state monopoly. The issuing of licences will open up one of the worlds last major closed telecoms markets in the country of around 110 million. The sector liberalisation process is continuing amid the COVID-19 crisis which shows the governments [...]

Akili Network launches the first Children’s TV Channel in Kenya

Akili Network in Kenya has launched the first and only dedicated free-to-air children’s television network, called Akili Kids. The new TV channel is digitally broadcasting to TVs, mobile devices and over the Internet and contains imaginative learning programs that parents can trust and will benefit children. ‘We planned on launching on 31 March 2020, but with schools [...]