Category Archives: premium

DStv rolls out its streaming service without a decoder or satellite connection in South Africa

DStv has introduced its standalone streaming service where subscribers will have the opportunity to watch all channels via the DStv app, without a decoder or satellite connection. Announced earlier this year, DStv streaming enables existing and new subscribers to access content on their favorite device including smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles or smart televisions. DStv said [...]

MBC’s Shahid to launch new Original series ‘Nemra Etnein’ in MENA

MBC Groups streaming platform Shahid VIP will launch its new Original series Nemra Etnein on October 29. The streaming platform will release one episode weekly. The series is a pan-Arab romantic anthology, including eight episodes, each with an independent story containing different characters and a different theme or series of events. Nemra Etnein presents a different take on [...]

StarzPlay to provide free subscriptions to Jumia loyalty members in Africa

StarzPlay has inked a strategic partnership with e-commerce platform Jumia in Africa. As part of the collaboration, Jumia Prime members in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia can now enjoy free StarzPlay subscriptions for three, six and 12 months, in addition to free shipping and additional discounts and rewards when shopping with Jumia. Introduced in June 2019, Jumia [...]

MBC’s Shahid to premiere Arabic horror movie ‘Bloodline’ in MENA

MBC Groups streaming platform Shahid will premiere Arabic horror film Bloodline on October 30 exclusively in the MENA region. Bloodline is produced by Film Clinic, a production house founded by the Egyptian producer and screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy and counts Majid Al Ansari and Gabi Antal as executive producers. The feature film, written and directed by Rami Yasin, [...]

SuperSport seizes exclusive rights to air Ethiopian Premier League matches

MultiChoice Group (MCG) has announced that its subsidiary SuperSport has seized exclusive rights to air Ethiopian Premier League matches. It is an exciting occasion to support Ethiopian football and its fans, and to show Multichoice Groups commitment to investing in Ethiopia and across the African continent. SuperSport adds Ethiopia to its portfolio of soccer properties, which comprises of the Zambian Premier League and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) [...]

Intigral to roll out new content on Jawwy TV this September in MENA

Intigral will release new titles this September on its leading platform Jawwy TV with an array of original Jawwy TV titles to exclusive Arab and Western films and series. On top of the September content list is the Original Jawwy TV series Darine which is the story of a family that discovers a mysterious relationship with a [...]

WarnerMedia’s TNT channel now available on StarTimes in sub-Saharan Africa

WarnerMedias TNT will now be available on StarTimes DTT Basic Bouquet (channel 047 and 214 in Uganda), and Smart Bouquet on DTH (channel 186). Media and entertainment company WarnerMedia has rolled out its Hollywood channel TNT on digital TV operator StarTimes in English speaking sub-Saharan Africa countries. StarTimes subscribers in over 10 countries including Cameroon, [...]

SABC seals two-season Bundesliga rights deal

Public-service broadcaster the SABC has secured a package of free-to-air Bundesliga rights in South Africa for the next two seasons. The deal comprises of rights to one fixture per match week for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, alongside additional content in the form of a weekly preview show and the Bundesliga highlights programme. The rights [...]

StarzPlay launched the first spinoff of Starz Original ‘Power’ exclusively in MENA

StarzPlay has aired the first of the four planned spinoffs of Starz Original drama series Power exclusively in the MENA region. Titled Power Book II: Ghost, the crime-drama was broadcasted exclusively on September 7. StarzPlay will air every new episode of the show on a weekly basis, the same time as it airs in the US. The popular series Power wrapped [...]

African streaming and TV platform, Wi-flix rolls out special packages for Safaricom subscribers in Kenya

Wi-flix, an online streaming platform offering exclusive African & international content, TV channels and sports entertainment has been rolled out in Kenya. The SVOD platform is making its entry in the Kenyan market with a special offer for Safaricom subscribers, who can benefit from an unlimited premium content with daily, weekly and monthly packages starting [...]