Category Archives: -Top News AFRICA

Fox Networks Group Africa enters new content agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution

Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include TheResident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.    The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just [...]

Safaricom launches new music streaming app Songa

Telecommunications company Safaricom  is launching a music business through a new music streaming service, Songa. The application launched on Monday evening has a catalogue of 2.5 million songs from 400,000 local and international artists. Songa is an evolution for Safaricom. Songa therefore is an additional revenue stream for artistes riding on the success of Skiza, said [...]

DStvs Zambezi Magic channel to premiere Zim film

A Zimbabwean film commissioned by DStv’s Zambezi Magic channel that will premiere on the channel on Valentine’s Day, further enhancing the country producing industry. Love Is Not Enough is an emotional drama that is aimed at mature audiences and will have its debut on Zambezi Magic (DStv Channel 160) at 9pm on Wednesday February 14. [...]

Airtel Networks Kenya bags 4G licence

Airtel Networks Kenya has finalised payment for its 4G LTE licence Kenya. The Communications Authority yesterday confirmed the reception of payment from Airtel Kenya , the $25 million licence fee for the 4G LTE 800 MHz signal. Although the company has not officially launched the high speed network, Airtel Kenya has been testing the signal [...]

Vox Telecom to expand fibre and launch IoT and VoD in 2018

Vox Telecom the South African ICT and operator elaborated on its plans for 2018. The plans include an expanded fibre network, an IoT platform and a range of integrated digital entertainment products, ITWeb reported. CEO Jacques du Toit said following 2017s huge investment in optic-fibre infrastructure, the company has increased its coverage from 3,700 km [...]

Subsidised STBs deadline set in South Africa

The South African governments communications department has set a deadline of March 31 for registration to receive subsidised digital-terrestrial set-top boxes in the North West and Free State provinces. Qualifying households can register at their nearest Post Office. Communications department officials are currently taking registrations and supervising installations of decoders in the two provinces. The [...]

Kwesé TV to broadcast Live Winter Olympics

The digital pay TV company, Kwesé TV, is bringing the Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018, live to its audiences from 9th 25th February 2018. Kwesé TV signed a multi-year deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter [...]

DStv adds new channel Moja Love to its bouquet

The news about Moja Love channel joining DStv bouquet fell shortly after MultiChoice announced they will no longer offer ANN7 on any of their bouquet. Moja Love relates to all things that Cupid’s arrow strikes, will be launched on Valentine’s Day at 5pm on DStv channel 157. Brought by Siyaya TV, a 100% black-owned media [...]

Econet partners with Roku for Kwese Play in SA

Econet has introduced its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service Kwesé Play in South Africa. It is bringing Kwesé Play video streaming service to the country. The company will benefit from Africas largest fibre network, available through sister company Liquid Telecom which concluded its acquisition of Neotel last year. Neotel holds leading-edge 4G and 5G LTE [...]

Starz Play bags key deal with Etisalat in MENA

Starz Play engaged on a five-year deal seeing its video-on-demand (VOD) service bundled on Etisalat platforms while both companies develop their technology and content collaborations. Etisalats E-Vision subsidiary already carries Starz Play’s subscription VOD offer on its IPTV and mobile platforms. Starz Play’s CEO Maaz Sheik said this agreement takes the partnership with Etisalat “to [...]