Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Disney EMEA to launch two African series in MENA

Disney EMEA announced the launch of two new African series, the sci-fi anthology series Kizazi Moto: Generation of Fire, a 10-part collection of original films that will premiere on the streaming service in 2022 and a musical kids show titled Kiff from South Africa. Michael Paull, President, Disney+ and ESPN+, The Walt Disney Company, added: [...]

FightBox now available on Canal+ in Ethiopia

SPI/FilmBox and Canal+ Group have introduced SPIs combat sports entertainment channel FightBox on the latters platform in Ethiopia. It will be available in English and made accessible to subscribers in the basic Desta package. The MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International, said, Georgina Twiss, said, I am very happy to be supporting Canal+ [...]

Intigral to broadcast summer content line-up on Jawwy TV

Intigral has announced the launch of an array of new titles for the summer season on its OTT platform Jawwy TV, ranging from original titles to exclusive Arab and Western films and series comprising of numerous genres. Content additions encompass several exclusive shows mainly pan-Arab series DownTown a contemporary drama that conveys various romantic stories [...]

beIN Sports sign new deal to broadcast W Series in MENA

beIN Media has secured the exclusive broadcast rights to single seater motor racing championship, W Series, in the US and in 24 countries in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). W Series will form a key part of beINs womens sports portfolio and its wider beINSPIRED project, which provides a global platform to events [...]

StarTimes ON app launches on VIDAA-powered Hisense Smart TVs

StarTimes and VIDAA are delighted to announce that streaming application StarTimes ON just launched on VIDAA-powered Hisense smart TVs. StarTimes ON is a mobile application by Africas leading digital TV operator StarTimes. It combines live TV channels and rich VOD content to offer a premium user experience. StarTimes ON serves 27 million users and ranks [...]

Ultimate Braai Master season seven to be available on and Netflix in SA

The reality competition show Ultimate Braai Master has been picked up for the seventh season and will available on and streamed on Netflix SA. Gqeberha, previously Port Elizabeth, will pay R2 million to the production of the upcoming season of Ultimate Braai Master, with host Justin Bonello, for the series to film a self-contained season within the [...]

Fix&Foxi channel now available on habeshaview in Ethiopia

German kids channel provider Your Family Entertainment has inked a deal with the Ethiopian streaming platform habeshaview that will see its pay TV channel Fix&Foxi made available to habeshaviews subscribers in English. Habeshaview provides many national and international channels to Ethiopians. It also has a strategy of making Ethiopian productions available to an international audience [...]

UFC inks Hisense deal to expand Fight Pass distribution

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has settled an agreement with Chinese technology brand Hisense centered on the distribution of the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions Fight Pass streaming service. The agreement ensures distribution of the UFC over-the-top (OTT) platform on VIDAA-powered Hisense and Toshiba smart TVs as from August. The VIDAA smart platform, a Linux-based [...]

eSportsONE now available on the Canal+ bouquet in Ethiopia

The new esports channel eSportsONE is available on the Canal+ Ethiopia bouquet from now on as part of a distribution cooperation between Sport1 GmbH and Canal+ Group.  eSportsONE, channel 81, is now accessible through the Desta package. Since its introduction in November 3, 2020, the channel, which focuses mainly on distribution in the European region, [...]