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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 [...]

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 [...]

Demand Africa concludes global distribution agreements with leading content providers in Africa

Demand Africa (DA), announced today that M-NET Studios, Cote Ouest, eTV, BBC, and SABC have joined the list of topmost African distributors showcasing the best of the continent on its OTT streaming platform. These landmark deals will deliver over 1,500 hours of premium Pan-African lifestyle, movies and TV shows, many of which have never been [...]

Steve Harvey to host African version of ‘Family Feud’ In Africa

Harvey will launch and host Fremantles Family Feud in South Africa and Ghana. In a unique deal with Fremantle, Harveys media company Steve Harvey Global has received the rights to license the format for the African versions of Family Feud. The local versions will be done by Fremantles local production partner in the region, Rapid Blue. Harvey has [...]

Discover Dataxis’ latest TV and Telco insights at Nextv CEO Africa from 14th to 16th May

 According to Dataxis latest research, 102 million households in the sub-Saharan region have access to television among the 225 million households constituting the region for the year 2018. Even though, the penetration is progressing, reaching 42% in 2018 compared to 40% in 2017, television has not yet fully penetrated into sub-Saharan African homes. Households receiving [...]

BBC Arabic is now in North Africa

Yahlive, UAE-based satellite broadcaster has strengthened its partnership with BBC, by extending its reach to Arabic-speaking audiences in Maghreb (North Africa). This means, BBC Arabic will now be accessible to 42 million viewers in North Africa.  Ammar Baranbo, COO, Yahlive commented: The Arabian Maghreb has been a key focus for us.  We are thrilled to [...]

BBC and Channels Television roll out new TV programme ‘Gist Nigeria’

BBC and Nigerias Channels Television launch new current affairs programme called Gist Nigeria on Channels TV in Nigeria. The studio-based programme will emphasize on the stories behind the news, with original storytelling and audience interaction via @GistNigeriaTV and its studio in Lagos. Co-produced by Channels Television and the BBC in Nigeria, Gist Nigeria will be a weekly half-hour show for viewers in Nigeria, and on [...]

NTV to air BBC’s Smart Money Show

Smart Money was launched officially on Monday, October 22, 2018 with a nearly all-African-journalists team behind sharing the compelling entrepreneurship stories under the BBC Smart Money banner. The first production of the BBC Smart Money will be available on seven local channels, with Kenyas NTV set to air the program on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10.05 [...]

BeIN and BBC want to collaborate to produce and distribute content in North Africa

BBC Studios has entered into a partnership with BeIN Media Group to produce and distribute content in several countries in the MENA region. While the main countries covered by this agreement are in the Middle East, the two companies are also exploring opportunities for collaboration in North Africa. As part of this partnership, BeIN plans [...]