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France 24 to invest more in local content for Africa

Q. Can you give us a broad overview of France 24 activities in Africa? A. France 24 is the French public international broadcaster and we also have a radio station called RFI, and Monte Carlo Doualiya, which is broadcasting in Arabic.Regarding Africa, we have two channels available in 14 languages. Up to 18% of our audience comes [...]

Oracle to help broadcasters and TV channels in Africa for their internal digital migration

Q. What are Oracle main activities in Africa in the media industry? Can you give us a broad overview? A. I oversee the sales for digital Media Solution of Oracle in Africa and we have a special division for media which was created in 2014. Oracle has many products and storage solutions for the broadcast industry. With [...]

Eutelsat to announce two more deals for DTT transition in Africa

Q. Can you briefly present Eutelsat operations in Africa? A. Eutelsat is one of the three global satellite operators and I head the video development business. Eutelsat have a very strong position in Africa with more than 50% market share and we distribute around 12000 channels. Q. The hot topic in Africa is digital migration process [...]

Kanal D to launch its own English drama channel in Africa

Q. Can you give us a broad overview of Kanal D activities? A. Kanal D is one of the largest media organization in Turkey. We own a major Free-to-Air broadcaster, a Pay TV operator, and a news network which is the Turkish version of CNN network. Moreover, we have a production company along with newspapers and [...]

Kana TV in Ethiopia to launch its OTT platform

Q. Can you give us a broad overview of Kana TV activities in Ethiopia? A. Kana television is the leading Free to Air general entertainment television channel in Ethiopia. We are on satellite serving the entire region but our main audience is in Ethiopia as we broadcast exclusively in Amharic. We produced and dubbed content. [...]

Canal+ to launch Free DTT offer of A+ in Ivory Coast

Q. A+ is a successful channel in African French Speaking countries, can you please explain the channel expansion? A. First of all, I would like to thank the organiser of the NexTV CEO Africa conference, it has been a great event with very good networking moments and also, we had some very interesting debates. Regarding A+, [...]

Noam Josephides CEO at Vonetize : Vonetize introduces pay-per-view and offline viewing for OTT in Africa

Q. Can you briefly explain to our readers the various activities of Vonetize? A. Vonetize provides end to end premium VOD and Internet TV services. We are handling both the content side as we have direct content license agreements with all the Hollywood studios and TV networks. Currently we have licenses for 60 countries including almost [...]

Trace is strengthening its offer for the African continent

In an exclusive interview with NexTV News Africa, Olivier Laouchez, CEO of Trace, revealed about its number of young subscribers amounting to 100 million with its presence in Europe, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Having the urban culture as its core business, Trace is targeting one billion subscribers. With its massive investment into [...]