Category Archives: General TV

beIN Media Group wins the rights to broadcast VIVO Indian Premier League across the MENA

Under the five-year deal, Star India has awarded the television & digital rights to beIN who will screen the upcoming 2018 VIVO IPL competition, together with the proceeding four editions of the tournament until 2022. The announcement sees a further strengthening of beINs burgeoning global cricket portfolio, following long term rights agreements signed in 2017 with [...]

GauTV is making waves in the industry in South Africa

Gauteng’s very own television channel, GauTV, is making waves in the entertainment and TV industry. Officially launched in 2015, the channel is taking on a prime spot on the airwaves. The channels producers say that since its inception there has been a great demand for new, innovative and relevant content that has never been seen [...]

Shark Tank won Best International Format Show at the 2018 SAFTA

Shark Tank, produced by Rapid Blue, won Best International Format Show at the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The show has been a great hit with audiences in South Africa since its first airing in October 2016. Voted by TVSA and The Star Tonight as M-Nets #1 entertainment reality show in 2016, Shark Tank [...]

CBS News and BBC News strengthen collaboration in South Africa

CBS News and BBC News plan to open a joint news bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the more significant developments in the emerging relationship between the two news organizations, which struck a newsgathering partnership in July of last year. The new arrangement in Johannesburg will bring together the CBS News and BBC News personnel [...]

La Liga partners with MTN for coverage in Ivory Coast

LaLiga has expanded its regional coverage with telecoms giant MTN Group into Africa. MTN Ivory Coast joins the companys Iranian subsidiary MTN Irancell as a regional sponsor of the Spanish league. MTN is a leading supplier of internet services in the Ivorian market and will now be able to offer its almost 11 million subscribers [...]

African Media should produce more local content AUB Rwanda

Rwanda hosted the 11th General Assembly of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB), which drew participants from over 40 countries to deliberate on issues surrounding the broadcasting business landscape. The meeting was graced by President Paul Kagame and the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad. The New Times’ Julius Bizimungu sat down with [...]

Egypt to launch new TV Channel covering African Affairs

The Secretary-Genral of the SCM (Supreme Council of Media Regulation), Ahmed Selim stated on Monday that Arab and African media professionals will participate in building up a new TV Channel dedicated to convering African Affairs. Selim added that the council will broadcast the new channel to enhance Egypts media influence worldwide. He participated together with [...]

StarTimes well poised for the digital advertising revolution in Africa

Michael Dearham Group Senior Consultant at StarTimes shed some light on the digital advertising in Africa, and the way StarTimes has braced itself for it. The rapid evolution of Ads becoming organic with data at the core compels us to improve our capacity in fields of data science the Senior consultant commented about the companys [...]

Al Wataniya threatens to stop covering the national championship in Tunisia

In Tunisia, the public television channel Al Wataniya has threatened to no longer cover the national championship football first division. The TV station’s leaders demand that their journalists be protected from the violence that has become commonplace in Tunisian stadiums. Yesterday, in a match between Etoile Sportive du Sahel (ESS) and Club Africain, the ESS [...]