Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

African Movie Channel rolls out exclusive Originals across Africa

African Movie Channel (AMC) is airing its newest original and exclusive movies from its own production hub, AMCOP AMC Original Productions, every Friday from January till December 2021, all in High Definition; African Movie Channel HD recently became the worlds first HD Nollywood channel. AMC is a premium 24-hour African movie channel, airing only [...]

Abu Dhabi Media partners with STARZPLAY to live-stream UFC events in MENA

Abu Dhabi Media, the UAEs public service broadcaster, and STARZPLAY, the regions subscription video on-demand service, announced a strategic collaboration to live-stream UFC events across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The partnership comes ahead of UFC Fight Islands return to Abu Dhabi from January 16th, and the awaited bout between UFC superstar Conor McGregor [...]

Molotov to expand its footprint in seven French-speaking African countries

French startup Molotov offers an OTT TV streaming service in France with live TV, premium channels, a cloud DVR and on-demand content. Even though the service has been able to attract 13 million users in France, it has yet to expand to other countries. Molotov is willing to expand its footprint this year with a dozen countries [...]

Showmax and CANAL+ announce first Kenyan Original series

Showmax and CANAL+ have begun production on Crime & Justice, a gritty police procedural and legal show set in Nairobi. Crime & Justice features a heavy-weight cast with Sarah Hassan (Plan B, How to Find a Husband) and Alfred Munyua (Poacher, The First Grader, Sense8) starring as Makena and Silas, the two detectives at the [...]

Etisalat airs Israel-based i24NEWS channels in UAE

UAE’s telecom group Etisalat is airing the Israel-based network i24NEWS on eLife and Switch TV as part of the service’s basic package at no extra cost. i24NEWS is the first channel broadcast from Israel and accessible in the United Arab Emirates. The collaboration between Etisalat and i24NEWS comes after the UAE signed a peace agreement to regulate ties with Israel in September. [...]

Spacetoon to premiere new original animation show in MENA

Spacetoon has revealed the new kids animation show, The Moshaya Family Animation which will be aired on Spacetoon TV and The Moshaya Family YouTube channel. Spacetoon has revealed that more than 50 experts have teamed up to prepare the first Spacetoon original show, which includes 13, 10-minute episodes. Commenting on the launch, the Commercial Director [...]

Discovery+ launched on StarzPlay in MENA

Discovery Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with StarzPlay to launch its SVOD service, Discovery+ across the MENA territories where StarzPlay subscribers can now have exclusive access to Discovery+ content across all StarzPlay platforms. These include lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and [...]

Eros Now is now available through Apple TV in South Africa

Eros Now, leading South Asian streaming in Asia has made its content available through Eros Now Select via Apple TV across 11 countries including South Africa. Bollywood movies and Indian originals has made Eros Now Select an ideal online destination for South Asian diaspora worldwide to access the best video streaming experience. Ali Hussein, CEO, [...]

OSN to launch new pop-up channel for Christmas

OSN has introduced new pop-up channel, Family Squad dedicated to Disney shows and will be available until January on OSN channel as well as on the OSN streaming app. Viewers can enjoy Disney+ Originals which will be available to subscribers in the Middle East through OSNs exclusive partnership. Family Squad TV channel will include Disney [...]