Category Archives: -Top News AFRICA

eNCA launches Almost News with Chester Missing

Chester Missing, South Africas most vocal and politically-opinionated puppet is joining eNCA with a brand-new show.  Almost News with Chester Missing will air at 7:30pm on Sunday evenings from November 25. The show will take an irreverent look at the current affairs landscape and put high-profile politicians through their paces in interviews only the countrys most [...]

StarTimes secures 3-year exclusive media rights for Coppa Italia & Supercoppa Italiana

Africas digital TV operator StarTimes and Lega Serie A reached a 3 years deal for the exclusive all media rights to Coppa Italia & Supercoppa Italiana in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the agreement, StarTimes claims the exclusive rights of the two Italian premier Cup competitions in English, French, Portuguese and African indigenous [...]

MTN re-introduces Mobile Money in SA

MTN is re-launching Mobile Money in South Africa. Recently, group CEO and president Rob Shuter said the telco would bring the service back to SA in the first quarter of 2019. MTN SA declared it was removing the Mobile Money (MoMo) offer in the country due to lack of commercial feasibility.  The service was first rolled out in [...]

StarTimes to dub UEFA Europa League matches in Twi

StarTimes subscribers will be served with Twi commentary in the biggest matches of the UEFA Europa League. StarTimes becomes the first Pay-Tv service provider in Ghana to localize football commentary on TV following the initiative to run Twi commentary over German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 and the UEFA Europa League. StarTimes localized Ghanaian channel, Adepa [...]

Starz Play and Mobily sealed partnership deal

The Saudi Arabian telecommunications services company, Mobily and the video on-demand service Starz Play signed a new method-of-payment partnership that makes Starz Play available to Mobily subscribers. Through the partnership, Mobily customers can now sign up to Starz Play service and make payments directly through their Mobily account. Subscribers can access to enjoy more than [...]

TV2GO a new FTA streaming platform has been launched in SA

TV2GO a new free-to-air Internet streaming platform which offers viewers over 100 linear channels and on-demand content has been launched in South Africa by famous South African soccer legend Jomo Sono who is the president of Infinivy SA. Infinivy SA owns 26% of TV2GO, with Israeli firm Cast-TV, which offers the technology behind the system, [...]

StarTimes inked a 10-year deal with Senegalese professional football league

The Senegalese professional football league has just signed a 10-year partnership with the Chinese company StarTimes and will now be called StarTimes League 1 Senegal. A new showcase to sell the Senegalese football. The information was made public during a press conference organized by Saer Seck, the president of the LSFP, “We have signed a [...]

Niger to deploy DTT officially in December

Digital terrestrial television (DTT) is already operational in Niamey, declared Abdoulaye Coulibaly, chairman of the National Technical Committee for Digital (CTN). “DTT is now a reality in Niger. And by the end of December, its official launch will take place with a free distribution of decoders by the authorities.”, he declared in a statement. According [...]

Kwesé satellite TV closes in Zimbabwe

In a communiqué, Kwesés parent company, Econet Media declared the development had been required by a review of its business strategy and service offerings to align them to changes in the global digital and satellite broadcasting sector, and growth in access to mobile and fixed broadband on the continent. The strategy review will put forward [...]

iflix brings 13 new channels in MENA

Subscription VOD service iflix has extended its linear TV channel offering by bringing its total to 50, with the intention of reaching 80 by the end of 2018. iflix is currently accessible to users across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The upgraded bouquet from the Kuala-Lumpur-based company has added 13 premium channels with content [...]