Category Archives: Technology

Molotov Solutions and Trace to launch new OTT platform

Trace and Molotov Solutions have partnered to develop new OTT platform, TracePlay which will offer over 25 live TV channels, 100 radio channels and over 1000 hours of on-demand content. TracePlay will be available in 180 countries including Africa and is expected to launch in 2021 with English, French and Portuguese languages. The new platform [...]

Unitel and Huawei provide free internet for public schools in Angola

Huawei Angola plan to invest $60 million to build a headquarter for training and promotion of digital education for public schools student in partnership with mobile operator, Unitel. Eunice de Carvalho, General Director of Unitel and Liuhongzhen Michael, Deputy CEO of Huawei announced a two-year memorandum by supplying equipment and technological solutions by Huawei while [...]

The Africa Channel taps into cloud operations with Amagi

The Africa Channel partnered with Amagi to streamline its entire broadcast across cable, satellite, and digital OTT services. Launched in 2005, The Africa Channel showcase Africa with English language television including films, TV shows, documentaries, cultural and historical programs. The Africa Channel is available in the United States through Comacast/Xfinity and Charter/Spectrum. Additionally, the services [...]

Globecast extends TV Everywhere services across Africa

Globecast announced a range of TV Everywhere OTT services for multiple African broadcasters. These services are targeted at viewers in Africa as well as the African diaspora globally. The live streaming OTT services, include providing CDN capabilities for: Benie TV, the francophone pan-African Christian channel, Espace TV (the leading, privately owned channel in Guinea by [...]

Shahid is now available on all smart TV brands across MENA

Consumers in Middle East, purchasing any smart TV will receive a complimentary subscription to Shahids premium offering, Shahid VIP.  Based on a recent market research, MBC revealed that there are an increasing number of Shahid VIP subscribers prefer to have access to their content via larger screens on top of their mobile phones. In addition [...]

Azercosmos and iSAT Africa to offer satellite telecoms services in Africa

iSAT Africa, a data, video and internet service provider and Azercosmos, a satellite operator in the South Caucasus have inked a deal to provide satellite telecoms services in Africa. iSAT Africa will provide MPLS, SDWan, media solutions and OTT using terrestrial and satellite technologies. According to the deal with Azercosmos, iSAT Africa will cover the growing [...]

DigiConverge, an E-Broadcast platform, launched in Nigeria

DigiConverge, a one-stop digital convergence platform will provide e-broadcasting services, media intelligence and virtual business support in Lagos, Nigeria. DigiConverge is an end-to-end content technology and OTT solution provider that facilitates content ownership, content distribution and content monetisation through a premium network of distribution channels on any device. According to Celestine Achi, DigiConverge collaborates with [...]