Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Omantel to roll out 5G international roaming in Oman

Omantel has announced the launch of 5G international roaming, providing its subscribers a convenient and seamless experience to benefit from high-speed data services while travelling abroad. As part of the initial phase in its push towards secure, consistent, and fast global 5G connectivity, Omantel has made this international roaming facility available in the GCC through [...]

SPI/FilmBox inked several deals in Africa

SPI/FilmBox have inked several deals with major operators across Africa. The most recent is with the digital satellite TV provider ZAP for Gametoon, 360 TuneBox, FashionBox, FightBox, FilmBox Arthouse and Fast&FunBox in Angola and Mozambique. The MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International, Georgina Twiss, said, We are delighted to build on our presence [...]

Nigeria to complete Digital Switch Over project by 2022

Nigerias National Broadcasting Commission said that the countrys Digital Switch Over (DSO) project will be completed by middle of 2022 when the country will fully shift from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting. The acting director-general of the commission, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, noted that funding from federal government and the recent establishment of a ministerial task [...]

YouTube Kids now available in MENA

YouTube is rolling out its child-friendly app, YouTube Kids, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The free app is accessible on smartphones and tablets for children under the age of 13. The stand-alone app is now accessible in 86 countries including 15 in the MENA region. Googles regional marketing director for the [...]

OSN to invest in original content

Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) rebranded its streaming app Wavo to OSN Streaming with the intention of combining its traditional and digital offering. Within two months, content consumption on the app grew by a surprising 900 percent and the download of its apps increased by 1700 percent. Last year, OSN has announced new original productions that [...]

BBC World Service partners with AfricaWeb to offer digital content to audiences in Ghana and Cameroon

The BBC World Service and AfricaWeb have formed a new digital partnership to offer BBC News text, podcasts, audio and video content in English, Pidgin, Hausa and French to audiences in Ghana and Cameroon via market-leading news portals Ghanaweb.com and Camerounweb.com This partnership will offer for the first time The Comb podcast, a unique and fascinating [...]

Sharjah Broadcasting Authority to broadcast over 130 shows during Ramadan

Sharjah Broadcasting Authority has announced its Ramadan line-up of TV and radio shows. With over 137 programs focusing on a wide range of religious, social and entertainment and cultural shows, Sharjah Broadcasting Authority will be the largest and most diverse offering till date. Mohamed Hassan Khalaf, Director General of SBA, said: The carefully crafted content [...]

StarzPlay collaborates with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia

StarzPlay has strengthened its presence through its collaboration with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia to provide StarzPlay services at no additional cost alongside select Virgin Mobile plans. Virgin Mobile KSA subscribers can enjoy StarzPlays library of blockbuster content for three-months, six-months, or more, with select Virgin Mobile packages. Available at no additional cost, subscribers can [...]

SABC and Openview ink a new channel-carriage deal in SA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and eMedia Investments, the company behind free-to-air satellite service Openview, have announced a new distribution deal that will boost both companies in the free-to-air category of television broadcasting. The collaboration between South Africas fastest-growing satellite network and SAs most established broadcaster signals a seismic shift in the countrys broadcasting [...]