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Netflix doubles original productions from Europe, Middle East and Africa

From a supernatural drama set in Jordan to a Turkish series called The Protector, Netflix is nearly doubling its film production in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with over 100 projects originating in the region in 2018. The US-headquartered company said regional film production now spans 16 countries including Lebanon, Turkey and [...]

BBC’s association with ECB ends while TalkSport negotiates FTA rights for SA

BBCs association with ECB has ended after TalkSport secured free-to-air radio rights. TalkSport are also in negotiations to secure rights for Englands 2019-20 tour to South Africa. This deal brings an end to a 13-year relationship between BBC and ECB. The last time BBC lost an overseas radio rights was back in 2005, interestingly to the same organisation. The rights covers Test, ODIs [...]

ASA new rules on TV commercials content before 9pm

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has ruled that sexual health commercials should only be shown after 21:00 on South African television. Mens Clinic International told the ASA that it has two sets of commercials that is broadcast during daytime and during the night on South African television before 20:00 and after [...]

AfriDocs documentaries to be available on Channel24 streaming platform

Every week, an African documentary from the AfriDocs platform will be available on Channel24’s streaming platform. This was made possible by an agreement announced a few hours ago between the AfriDocs documentary streaming platform and the Channel24 South African channel. The channel will select on a weekly basis from AfriDocs’ vast library of documentaries the [...]

SACIA aids in developing SAs broadcast industry

Since 2009, the South African Communication Industries Association (SACIA) has been promoting the adoption of professional standards and ethical business practices within the broadcast communications industry across Southern Africa. Executive director of SACIA, Kevan Jones has been on this journey since its inception. He talks about it saying, Wed arrange studio visits, share information and [...]

Camtel signs with Friendly Technologies to enhance the triple-play service

In order to improve the triple-play experience of its residential subscribers, Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) has signed a service agreement with Friendly Technologies. Through a range of technical solutions, the Israeli company, which specializes in providing device management solutions to streamline the deployment and support of data, VoIP, IPTV, smart home, mobile services and 4G services, [...]

TSTV to start the sale of new Decoder

TSTV Africa launched its activities last year. The company has announced on their social media platform the beginning of the sales of Dexterity decoder. According to TSTVs Instagram page, Dexterity decoder sales will start soon once we have completed our ongoing nationwide tests and full integration of our data hubs nationwide. We can guarantee everyone [...]

Google Go newly launched app in South Africa

Google has announced the launch of Google Go, a new app that will allow users to search and browse using less data. Users come to us to experience the web and access accurate information quickly. Unfortunately users cant always decide on the type of device they have or the kind of connection they are on, [...]

Arabsat announces the launch of a new satellite by the end of the year for broadband in Africa

During a press conference held on April 12, 2018, the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) announced the launch of a new communications satellite by the end of the year, which will strengthen its offer broadband in Africa. Arabsat Chairman Khaled Ben Ahmed Balkheyour (photo) added that the new telecom equipment will also strengthen the organization’s [...]

Big Sister Africa online Registration kicks off in Zimbabwe

South Africa’s Gallery Naomi, which is running Big Sister Africa, has opened the online registration for Zimbabweans interested in participating in their reality show scheduled to begin on September 2. BSA is a replica of the popular “Big Brother Africa” show where participants, both females and males from various African countries will participate for a [...]