Category Archives: -Top News AFRICA

Boomplay sealed deal with Apprise Music in Ghana

Apprise Music becomes the first Ghanaian Music distributor to partner with leading music streaming platform, Boomplay. Apprise is the first music distributor in Ghana to acquire Boomplays catalog, which has quickly established itself as the most popular streaming service in Africa and boasts of over 3 million users in Ghana alone. Apprise Music represents over [...]

TAC Studios to coproduce four new TV series across Africa

The African Channel, has partnered with Nigerian, Kenyan, South African and Egyptian production companies to produce four TV series in Africa. TAC studios which is the production company of the African Channel develops, produces and distributes lifestyle content reflecting the continents influence on the world. According to Brendan Gabriel, Head of creative and production for [...]

Showmax launched live sports streaming in South Africa

Showmax has launched a live sport streaming trial in South Africa, allowing select users to watch live sport on the platform. It has also added pre-recorded sport content to its platform. The available contents are, Live South Africa ICC Cricket World Cup games, SuperSport magazine and talk shows, extended highlights, selected live professional and amateur [...]

CRTV launched a sports channel in Cameroon

The public broadcaster, Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) rolled out a brand-new sports channel on Thursday June 6. The sports channel is the first of its kind in Cameroon and the sub region after the project suffered several setbacks since its conceptualization years ago. CRTV Sports and Entertainment will offer sports on the national region [...]

StarTimes acquires exclusive rights for Copa América in Africa

Pay TV operator StarTimes has seized exclusive broadcasting rights for CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019 in Sub-Saharan Africa. The 46th edition of Copa America will be held in five cities in Brazil on June 14 to July 7. Twelve teams will be in competition including two guests, Japan and Qatar. The Sports Director of StarTimes, [...]

SES contributes to Ivory Coast’s digital migration

Ivory Coasts public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion has chosen SES as its digital collaborator in a move to meet Ivory Coasts 2020 aim to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast with brighter, sharper picture and better sound, via the SES-4 satellite at [...]

DStv to offer PBS Kids Channel to Sub-Saharan Africa

DStv has recently launched PBS Kids, a new channel for children with high-educational content in Zimbabwe and other African countries. According to MultiChoice Zimbabwe publicity and public relations manager Liz Dziva, MultiChoice continuously explores ways of expanding the content offering for all viewers, and has this time added a childrens channel that is not only [...]

LAGbook launched free music platform Playfre in Nigeria

The founder of LAGbook, Chika Nwaogu, has launched, Playfre, a new platform where Nigerians and the rest of Africa can access millions of songs for free. The application is the first indigenous music streaming platform with over 45 million songs. According to Nwaogu, We have been developing what will become Africas first real answer to [...]