Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

ESPN acquires NBA rights for Sub- Saharan Africa

NBA is finally coming to Africa via ESPN and ESPN2, after acquiring the rights for the league for the African continent. Viewers will be able to access EPSN via paid TV networks, in English across sub-Saharan Africa which will include, ESPN’s double-header on Fridays, the Playoffs, the Conference finals, and the Finals. “By securing these [...]

Nollywood partners with Bollywood filmmaker

The romantic comedy, Namaste Wahala, is collaboration between Nollywood and Bollywood will officially drop in March 2020. The film produced by Bollywood filmmaker, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja stars Nollywoods Ini Dima-Okojie, Richard Mofe Damijo, Osas Ighodalo, Ibrahim Suleiman, Broda Shaggi and Bollywoods Ruslaan Mumtaz. It’s no secret, Nigerians and Indians have one major thing in common: [...]

Netflix acquires rights to six Saudi films

Netflix has acquired six short films from Saudi Arabian production company, Telfaz11 which will be released on the platform under the name Six Windows in the Desert. The titles will cover topics such as social taboos, extremism and the human psyche and will be available on the platform in 190 countries from February 27. With [...]

Africa Magic to roll out new TV series

The Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) and Africa Magic have partnered together for a new television series that will draw talents from the states growing film industry. Managing Director, EdoJobs, Mrs Ukinebo Dare said the partnership will birth a telenova series that will be produced by Africa Magic with 60 percent of the crew [...]

Africa Magic to roll out new TV series

The Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) and Africa Magic have partnered together for a new television series that will draw talents from the states growing film industry. Managing Director, EdoJobs, Mrs Ukinebo Dare said the partnership will birth a telenova series that will be produced by Africa Magic with 60 percent of the crew [...]

Public broadcaster RTI rolls out new TV channel in Ivory Coast

Public broadcaster RTI has launched its brand-new television channel, RTI 3. Radio Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) launched the channel, which will start broadcasting on February 16. The Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly inaugurated the third channel RTI3. The head of government was accompanied by Sidi Touré, Minister of Communication and Media as well as the [...]

BBC to offer its content on Soweto TV in SA

BBC will broadcast its programmes on the free-to-air channel Soweto TV in South Africa. The British group and the channel have announced a partnership agreement to air certain BBC programmes on the South African channel. The Director of Business Development of BBC World Service, Simon Kendall, declared, “We are delighted that viewers from Gauteng and across [...]

YOTVChannels partners with MTN to launch new TV streaming plan in Uganda

YOTVChannels and MTN have introduced a new TV streaming plan in Uganda. YOTVChannels is a mobile and web-based application that offers local media content (TV and Radio) and is available wherever you are. With more than 50 local channels, YOTVChannels offers its subscribers local content at their convenience with the ability to pause, rewind, record [...]

StarzPlay collaborates with Fremantle to bring premium dramas in MENA

The collaboration will offer an array of exclusive dramas to audiences including Baghdad Central and The Luminaries on StarzPlay in MENA. Subscription video on demand (SVOD) service StarzPlay has partnered with production and distribution company Freemantle to ensure it stays as the leading platform in the delivery of content. The contract comprises Fremantles Euston Films [...]

OSN rolls out first 24-hour food channel ‘OSN Mezze’

OSN has officially rolled out its first 24-hour food channel, OSN Mezze to mark OSN Livings second anniversary with food tv shows like Hells Kitchen to MasterChef Junior USA. With a high demand for content about food, the channel will air food TV shows 24 hours nonstop. The new channel will also offer popular Australian [...]