Category Archives: -News AFRICA

ECB signs broadcast deal with beIN Media for MENA

A six-year broadcast agreement deal with beIN Media Group was announced on Monday by English cricket chiefs. The deal will boost the coverage of international and domestic cricket in North Africa and the Middle East. The deal comprises of providing Qatars beIN rights to screen coverage from all the England and Wales Cricket Boards (ECB [...]

SuperSport to broadcast Billabong SA Junior Champs

SuperSport will broadcast a 30-minute documentary on the five-day Billabong SA Junior Championships presented by BOS that took to the waves at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay last month. Featuring the countrys top 18-and-under surfers from across South Africa, the championship produced the closest results in the events 21 year long history. The Surfriders from [...]

Talis Wedding Diary coming to South Africa on Showmax

The upcoming comedy series, Talis Wedding Diary is the first ever original series from Showmax African Streaming service. The show has its origins not in the established television community but within the world of YouTube, coming from the creative team behind hugely popular local web-series Suzelle DIY – a series notable itself for regularly racking [...]

New actors commended for the DTT deployment in South Africa

The DTT is seeing new actors collaborating for the smooth running and completion of the DTT project in South Africa. The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, the South African Post Office, Sentech, ICASA and the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa have been entrusted with the digital migration of South African citizens [...]

Discovery Channel South Africa to air How to Adventure

Riaan Mansers new show, How to Adventure, will soon ignite Discovery Channels viewers need for adventure. The show will air on Tuesdays on DStv 121 where subscribers will be taken for adrenaline sparked rides by following the South Africa adventurer on his exciting challenges. Mansers new show, produced by Oxgy3n Media in partnership with Volkswagen, [...]

HAAC in Benin admonishes TV channel Canal 3

In Benin, on November 10, the High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication (HAAC), sent a letter of formal notice to Canal 3. The authority accuses the private television channel to broadcast the show 100% Benin produced by Sikka Tv. In fact, the provisions of the specifications of the private channels provide for a prior authorization [...]

YES partners with Harmonic to launch live UHD-HDR channel in Israel

Harmonic, announced that the tier 1 direct broadcast satellite TV provider of Israel, YES, is using Harmonic’s software-based Electra encoding platform for its new live UHD channel. The world-class local system integrator of AVCOM was used to ensure a smooth deployment. Harmonic’s Electra system allows YES to deliver high-quality UHD-HDR linear video content to over [...]

Airtel and Tigo launch AirtelTigo in Ghana

The new telecoms company, born from the merger of mobile operators Airtel and Tigo, unveiled its new brand name this November 14, 2017. It is AirtelTigo. According to Roshi Motman, the President and CEO of the new company, the combination of the two brands reflects the union of talents, technologies and tactical expertise of both [...]