Category Archives: News AFRICA

Moonbug Entertainment launched ‘Moonbug Kids’ channel in MENA

Moonbug Entertainment Ltd has announced its partnership with OSN, the leading entertainment hub in the Middle East and North Africa, by launching the first Moonbug Kids branded linear preschool kids channel to the region.  This brand new curated linear channel will allow families 24/7 access to Moonbugs full collection of world-renowned kids entertaining and educational [...]

Anghami launched a new original podcast ‘Shagaf‘

Anghami, the audio streaming platform, has launched a new original podcast titled Shagaf, featuring Arab women entrepreneurs from the fields of business and technology. The show is hosted by female entrepreneur Emon Shakoor, who is the founder and CEO of Blossom Accelerator, Saudi Arabias first female-focused accelerator. According to Shakoor, the podcast is described as [...]

HBO’s Gossip Girl reboot now available on Showmax

Showmax announced that the first 10 episodes of HBO’s Gossip Girl reboot are now available with the final two episodes coming express from the US on 10 December 2021. The reboot’s launch saw it trending at #1 on Twitter and generating over 15 billion total social impressions, pulling in a record number of viewers over [...]

MTN launched ‘uncapped’ 5G in South Africa

MTN South Africa announced last week that it will offer uncapped 5G access at $63.11 per month. The telecommunication operator giant has done this by upgrading its MyMTN Home Uncapped plan, which until now was only available in a 4G/LTE flavour, to 5G, which should offer users in coverage areas significantly better network latencies [...]

YouTube launched fund for short-form video creation in MENA

YouTube has launched a YouTube Shorts Fund in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Morocco. The Shorts Creator Fund is one additional way through which creators and artists can monetise their content on YouTube from advertising to Paid Digital Goods, merchandise branded content and more. This shorts feature [...]

SBA partners with Art Format Lab for new game show ‘Eish El Tahdi’

Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA) has launched a brand-new game show titled Eish El Tahdi (Live the Challenge) on SBC channel. The show, commissioned by SBA to ART Format Lab, is the first of several original productions intended to woo young Saudi audiences to linear TV. The hour-long episodes will see 16 teams of six players [...]