Category Archives: -Top News AFRICA

Tbo Touch to launch new VOD platform with local content in Africa

Entrepreneur Thabo Molefe also known as Tbo Touch will launch a video-on-demand streaming platform later this year called THD. The platform will showcase original African content as from October. Touch said THD will shake up the local television industry and will be priced more aggressively than rivals while at the same time showcasing compelling local stories. [...]

Channels TV satire show is a hit in Africa

The satire show, The Other News, of Channels Television proved to be a heartthrob in Africa, bringing new types of viewers for the station and increasing audience reach out. Partnering with Channels TV, Neil McCafferty of Pilot Media Initiatives aided in conceptualising the programme. He stated that the first season of the show aired one [...]

Local content with global appeal to be created by Saudi Format Lab

Dubai-based content developer, producer and distributor, Arab format lab, has launched the Saudi Format lab an alliance between nine Saudi Arabia-based startup media companies specialised in content creation and audiovisual production services. Khulud Abu Homos, CEO of Arab Format Lab said, We are teaming up with like-minded Saudi entrepreneurs to create local content with [...]

DStv subscribers will have access to all SuperSport channels for 18 days

MultiChoice is giving access to its entire set of SuperSport channels for lower-tiered DStv subscribers in South Africa, as well as in other African countries, for 18 days between 13 and 31 July. While only DStv Premium subscribers have access to the full complement of SuperSport channels, MultiChoice is now giving DStv Compact Plus, DStv [...]

‘Real Housewives of Johannesburg’ is set to debut in South Africa

The show debuts on August 3 at 7pm on 1Magic. Viewers will have a chance to see the glamorous and wealthy Johannesburg women; taking a tour into their wardrobes and get VIP access to their lavish parties from the comfort of their living rooms. Reneilwe Sema, director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net declared in [...]

MultiChoice will soon launch 4K-streaming in SA

In May, MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela declared that the African pay-tv giant is working to launch a dishless DStv streaming-only service in 2019 that will closely replicate the existing DStv direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV offering and what existing DStv subscribers are currently using on DStv Now. MultiChoice is responding to the video entertainment sphere that [...]

Hit entertainment The Sing-Off set to come to Nigeria

Montage Media Group, a leading media consultancy and investment company has taken the Nigerian rights to Sony Pictures Televisions (SPT) hit talent format The Sing-Off. The Sing-Off, distributed internationally by SPT, gives undiscovered A Capella groups the chance to showcase their best vocals and impress the star-studded judges for a chance to compete for the [...]

DStv and GOtv to beam Serie A matches live

SuperSport is ready to air the 2018-19 season of Italian Serie A league. The two parties have signed an agreement to broadcast the league which starts on Sunday, 19th of August 2018. Speaking after the signing, Gideon Khobane, SuperSport Chief Executive, said, Weve always prided ourselves on offering viewers the best football from around the world [...]

Kwesé TV launches Scoop Network Africa channel

Kwesé TV will air Africas newest entertainment channel Scoop Network Africa on 26th July 2018. Scoop Networks programme schedule will comprise of a mix of light entertainment magazines with movie, music, fashion and celebrity news. For a truly pan-African feel, the channel will be fully localized with African voice overs, a daily locally produced entertainment [...]