Category Archives: premium

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 [...]

Extreme E now available across Africa on ESPN

Extreme E, the electric off-road motor racing series, is now available across the African continent following an arrangement with The Walt Disney Company. The series will air on ESPN and ESPN2 in 2021. Extreme Es five-race global odyssey from the Arctic to the Amazon Rainforest, will be available live to more than 50 African countries [...]

Audiomack extends its reach in Africa

According to Billboard, free music streaming service Audiomack is extending its operations in Africa by opening a new office in Lagos, Nigeria. The service is already accessible in all 54 countries on the continent, and is the No. 1 free music app, the No. 6 free app overall, after Facebooks suite of apps and Snapchat [...]

Shahid collaborates with Spotify for exclusive TV and music package in MENA

After rolling out a new version of its OTT platform Shahid in January, MBC Group has collaborated with Spotify to offer Shahid VIP subscribers with six months of Spotify Premium for free (subject to Spotifys eligibility criteria). The offer is available across all markets in MENA where Spotify is accessible. The new version of Shahid [...]

YouTube rolls out music streaming service in MENA

YouTube has introduced its music streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa market. The YouTube music streaming services will firstly be accessible in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon and Oman. The company is providing two services YouTube Music offers a music streaming application from 5.44 USD (Dh19.99) per month and [...]