Category Archives: News AFRICA

StarTimes sealed deal with Kenyan soccer federation

StarTimes is now the official broadcast partner for the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in a seven-year deal worth about 1.1 million U.S. dollars annually. The new sponsorship deal will involve transmission of Betking Premier League matches, 30 Betika Super League matches and friendly matches of the Kenyan national soccer team, Harambee Stars. “We have progressively [...]

Government in South Africa to enforce 30% of local content for streaming services

South Africas Department of Communications and Digital Technologies is working to enforce 30% local content on video-on-demand services including Netflix and Showmax to promote local content and languages. As part of the departments propositions in a recently drafted white paper presented to parliament, streaming platforms will be mandated to offer at least 30% South African [...]

StarTimes Uganda to offer bouquet upgrade and new content for Christmas 2020

The StarTimes Christmas promotion will give the subscribers and prospects the opportunity to watch and enjoy a higher bouquet when they subscribe for 2 months on to any of the available bouquets. The Marketing Director of StarTimes Uganda, Isma Lule, said, Customers can enjoy the new promotion dubbed Recharge and get upgraded when they recharge [...]

Canal+ partners with Qotto to offer solar powered TV in Benin

The solar home system provider Qotto Benin has collaborated with Canal+, a French company specialized in the distribution of pay TV channels. The two companies will provide the Mivoo+ kit, together with decoders, satellite dishes and a special package. Qotto Benin is now part of the list of Canal+ partners for solar-powered television in Africa. [...]

SynProNize inks numerous content deals in Africa

Dubai-based content distribution and production company, SynProNize, has inked several content deals in Africa with eTV, Onua TV, and StarTimes. Drama series Cello was licensed to Onua TV in Ghana. eTV agreed a licensed deal for romantic drama series Piya Naam Ka Diya (All for Love). SynProNize also agreed a deal with StarTimes for two drama series  Swaragini (A [...]

MultiChoice Group selects Metrological to deliver premium OTT services on DStv

Sub-Saharan African video entertainment company MultiChoice Group will collaborate with Metrological to deliver premium OTT services on DStv. The deal will see Metrological be responsible in bringing MultiChoices premium OTT services, international apps and localized content to subscribers across Africa on its new Explora Ultra set-top box and its new Streama OTT platform. MultiChoice Group [...]

Etisalat picks Ericsson for its 5G network core expansion

Etisalat has chosen Ericsson to implement Ericssons Advanced 5G Radio and 5G Core network with User Data Management (UDM). Connecting the power of a cloud-native network, Etisalats subscribers will have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of enhanced mobile broadband, Fixed Wireless Access and innovative industrial and IoT solution over 5G. The partnership focuses on [...]

Bonang Matheba collaborates with MTN to expand its mobile app in SA

Bonang Matheba has collaborated with MTN to expand its mobile app, Bonang Mathebas World. As my world continues to grow, expand and innovate, I am especially honoured to partner with MTN and leverage this development in the mobile digital content space. Im excited to be able to reach more fans and engage with them directly [...]

MBC’s Shahid to bring Rotana’s channels on its VIP platform in MENA

MBC Group and Rotana Media Group are collaborating to offer Rotanas TV channels to Shahid VIP, MBC Groups premium subscription video on demand (SVOD) platform. Rotanas best TV content will also be available on-demand so that subscribers can watch it anytime, anywhere in the region. This long-term collaboration will enable Shahid VIP to extend its [...]