Category Archives: -News AFRICA

MTN acquires Simfy Africa

MTN has announced that it has acquired Simfy Africa, a local music streaming company. Simfy Africa and the 42 million titles in its catalog would allow MTN to launch in the coming weeks a music streaming service in Africa. Nevertheless, the telecom operator does not want to impose its image on the activity of Simfy [...]

Seacom acquires FibreCo Telecommunications

African telecoms and subsea connectivity provider, Seacom, has disclosed the strategic acquisition of FibreCo, to boost the company’s reach in Southern Africa. Fibreco provides nationwide connectivity and operates a nationwide dark fibre network in South Africa. The acquisition will enable Seacom to bolster its business and enterprise service offering in Africa. According to Seacom, “The [...]

Disney Africa to launch Mickey the True Original campaign in SA

Disney Africa will launch Mickey the True Original campaign honouring nine decades of Mickey Mouse, his heritage, personality and status as a pop-culture icon which will be available DStv and GOtv. November 2018 symbolises 90 years since appearing in Steamboat Willie in November 1928, a series of global festivities will happen this year and South Africa is [...]

Adult Swim soon available on Showmax

A new partnership between Turner and Showmax will offer an extensive catalogue of Adult Swim with weirdly wonderful, eclectic, surprising, quirky and surreal content for the first time in South Africa This features multi-award-winning animated series Samurai Jack, Robot Chicken, and Rick and Morty, along with fan favourites Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Jellies, and live [...]

GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa’s Black TV

GRB Studios has inked a multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Black TV and will be collaborating with the African channel, led by actor and producer Thomas Gumede. Black TV is an African pay-TV channel broadcast via Starsat, South Africa, a subsidiary of the Chinese satellite television provider StarTimes. The channel provides original African series, [...]

Canal+ launches B2B distribution in Africa

The Canal+ Group announces the launch of Thema Distribution, a new business activity of Canal+ International, in charge of the distribution and sale of audio-visual content in Africa and internationally. The creation of Thema Distribution is part of the Groups strategy to develop African content on all media, and in particular content produced or acquired [...]

Netflix rolls out new Ultra package in South Africa

Netflix South Africa is providing users a new Ultra package. The packages were Basic, Standard, Premium, and Ultra. Previously, only the first three packages were available in South Africa. The packages were priced as follows; basic package for 6.86 USD (R99) per month, standard package for 9.63 USD (R139) per month, premium package for 11.71 [...]

MTN Rwanda offers ‘MyMTN App’ to its subscribers

MTN Rwanda subscribers will now have access to different services on their smartphones through the telecoms newly-launched mobile application MyMTN App, a self-care tool allowing users to self-serve and engage with customer service online. The application is already accessible for all MTN post-paid and prepaid smartphone subscribers and can be downloaded for free from app [...]

OSN brings new seasons of House of Cards, The Last Kingdom, The Gifted across the MENA

OSNs November line-up offers comprise of the most awaited shows of the season. From the highly anticipated new seasons of popular series such as House of Cards final season, which comes to viewers in the Middle East at the same time as the US, to brand new Arabic shows and thought-provoking documentaries-premiering every Saturday. Subscribers [...]

MultiChoice and SABC violate competition merger rules

The Competition Commission has ruled that the channel distribution agreement between Multichoice and SABC, signed in 2013, constitutes a notifiable merger. The five-year agreement deal allows MultiChoice the right to broadcast SABC’s 24-hour news channel and an entertainment channel, SABC Encore. This means the public broadcaster and Africa’s largest pay TV operator are in violation [...]