Category Archives: -News AFRICA

Comedy Central working on local version of ‘Comedians Solve World Problems” for MENA

Comedy Central is expanding globally with Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI) working together to produce MENAs episode of Comedians Solve World Problems. The internationally acclaimed show will have its own local versions in countries like the US, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Brazil. Each episode will have 24 different comedians which will run on [...]

Amazon to launch its own music streaming service

Amazon is working on launching a free, ad-supported music streaming service. The service is completely free where Amazon will pay some record labels per stream, no matter how much advertising Amazon sells. Amazon plans to market the service, which would offer a limited catalogue of music at first, through its network of Echo smart speakers.  [...]

South Africa and China collaborate to produce its first co-production No Man’s Land

No Mans Land is largely set in Chinas Qinghai Province, situated in the northern foothills of the Himalayas, as well as the northern wetlands of Gauteng. The story is about a conservationist who fights to protect a Chinese endangered red-crowned crane.  The production of No Mans Land plans to bring Africa and Asia together in [...]

Arcadia Premium TV to be available on StarTimes

Arcadia Premium Television will make its debut on StarTimes channel 176. According to its founders, Olamide Yousuph and Akintunde Marinho, the official roll out of Arcadia Premium TV will take place in June. Yousuph said, Its always difficult to change the existing power structure, but like it or not, change is coming for the cable [...]

1Magic will now be accessible on DStv Compact Plus

The channel, which was available only to DStv Premium subscribers will now be available on DStv Compact Plus. The package will be 36.91 USD (R519) per month, 46.16 USD (R649) on a price lock deal for 24 months, and at 406.04 (R5 709) as a once off annual deal.  The CEO of M-Net, Nkateko Mabaso [...]

Burkina Faso to end transmission of analogue television signals by November 2019

Burkina Faso plans to end the transmission of analogue television signals as from November 2019. This decision was taken during the first meeting of the Burkina Faso Broadcasting Corporation. This announcement, important in the migration process to digital television, launched 2 years ago, also marks the beginning of the commercialization of the set-top box. The [...]

Music channel Mezzo now available on Canal+ Africa

French music channel Mezzo, dedicated to classical music, jazz and dance, is now available on Les Bouquets Canal+, distributed in 22 African countries. The Deputy Director of TV channels Lagardère-Active, President of Mezzo, Caroline Cochaux, expressed, With this launch in Africa, Mezzo, which is already available in some sixty countries in Europe, in Asia and [...]

Ooredoo offers a more thrilling experience with Stream on HD

Ooredoo offers the new Stream On HD service entirely available for New Shababiah customers. Users can subscribe daily and access a world of unlimited HD content from providers such as YouTube and VIU. The service can be activated on the Ooredoo Oman App for a rate of 2.60 USD (OMR 1) daily. The Director of Consumer Sales at [...]

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africas Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on animated action-comedy series Mama Ks Team 4. Set in Zambia and intended for children from six- to 11-year-olds, Mama Ks Team 4 supports the idea that anyone can be a superhero, with its story line centered on a group of teenage [...]

Telstar secures mobile phone license in Angola

Telstar has secured mobile phone license in Angola. The telecom operator was awarded this license after winning the tender issued by the Angolan government. Its network will be operational within a year. To obtain this license, the company has spent nearly $ 120 million. Angolan Telecommunications Minister José Carlos da Rocha announced that “Angola’s Telstar has won the international [...]