Category Archives: -News AFRICA

SuperSport launched an Olympic Channel on its website

SuperSport has launched an Olympic Channel section on its website where viewers will be able to watch all Olympic-themed original series and documentaries all commissioned by the Olympic Channel. SuperSport has the rights agreement with International Olympic Committee (IOC) for both the Olympic and the Young Olympic Games until 2024. With Tokyo 2020 just over [...]

Etisalat provided 5G coverage in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s new international airport, the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), will become the first airport terminal in Middle East to benefit from 5G. The deployment is based on C-Band, delivering gigabit per second download speeds. This achievement has been enabled by collaboration between Etisalat and Abu Dhabi Airports to deliver the 5G network at the [...]

Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria to air FIFA tournament

Under the terms of the deal, Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) partner networks will be able to broadcast all FIFA football tournaments, including the U-20 World Cup in Poland which concludes soon. Issues with downlink might delay the full coverage of Nigerias Super Falcons in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France added Godfrey Ohuabunwa, acting chairman [...]

Canal+ International to launch Canal+ University in Africa

Canal + International launches Canal + University to provide professional training to audiovisual actors in Africa. This initiative aims to encourage the transfer of skills on the African continent in the media sector. Journalists, directors, editors and other members of Canal + International’s production teams will travel to the African continent for practical sessions. The [...]

Emerge Gaming Agreement to Develop Nickelodeon eSports Gaming Platform in Africa

Emerge Gaming Limited (ASX: EM1), the developer and operator of online eSports, casual gaming tournament platform and lifestyle hub ArcadeX, has disclosed that it will develop a competitive gaming eSports platform based on their Arcade X technology with Viacom International Media Networks Africa (Pty) Ltd (VIMN Africa). The roll out of the eSports product, which will be called NickX, will be operated and maintained by Emerge Gaming.  NickX will be freely accessible [...]

Deedo music streaming continues its expansion in Francophone Africa

Deedo has hit big in Senegal where it was launched in 2007 and is now available in other parts of Africa, from Ivory Coast, Cameroon to Mali, Gabon. The music streaming platform connects artists across Africa which has over 100,000 downloads on its app which can be easily be downloaded via Android and IOS.  Founder [...]

Amazon Prime now available in United Arab Emirates

Following the launch of Amazon.ae at the beginning of May, Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Prime in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Prime is Amazon’s premium membership program which is available in more than 100 million paid members in 17 countries, offering a combination of shopping and entertainment benefits tailored to each country. The [...]

MTN Ghana target 20 million mobile money subscribers

According to Ghanaian Times, MTN Ghana is set to attract 20 million subscribers on its Mobile Money service by 2022. The General Manager of MTN Mobile Financial Services Limited, Eli Hini who disclosed this in an interview with the media after the launch of the 10th anniversary celebration of MTN Mobile Money (Momo), said “we [...]

Telkom Kenya launched free WIFI hotspots in Nairobi CBD

Nairobi County Government in partnership with Meelin Media Limited and Telkom Kenya will be providing free wireless internet access in select parts of Nairobi, to fill in the connectivity gap. This initiative is a boost to the governments efforts to bridge existing gaps in internet connectivity. Whereas internet penetration has grown over the last few [...]

Safaricom users to access YouTube for free

Safaricom has recently introduced free YouTube on its lower cost all-in-one bundle packages. The telco giant offers 5GB worth of free YouTube as well as free WhatsApp, all for US $10 and US $20 packages. The companys mobile data revenue has increased to 6.4% in March.  Kenya Charles Murito, Google Country Manager said the firm [...]