Category Archives: -Top News AFRICA

Disney Africa to roll out Mickey the True Original Campaign in SA

Disney Africa will launch Mickey the True Original campaign in honour to the nine decades of Mickey Mouse, his legacy, personality and position as a pop-culture icon.  The 18 November 2018 symbolises 90 years since appearing in Steamboat Willie in November 1928, a series of global festivities will happen this year and South Africa is no different.  The campaign [...]

Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is extending its African video offering with a mobile-first news video service, Africa Journal. Africa Journal is all about stories of Africa from a local and global perspective, reuniting Reuters pan-African coverage with comprehensive video reporting. This follows the growing mobile and digital consumption of news on the [...]

Kwesé iflix to beam boxing match on its mobile app

Kwesé iflix, has announced to air live the World Heavyweight match between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin to millions of boxing fans throughout Africa on its mobile app. Kwesé TV subscribers can watch live blow-by-blow action on their satellite TV decoders. Subscribers can also have access through the Kwesé TV or Kwesé iflix apps to catch the fight [...]

StarTimes secures rights to Senegalese Ligue 1 for 10 seasons

StarTimes has bagged another exclusive deal for an African domestic league, this time in Senegal for the countrys top tier, Ligue 1. The pay-television operator StarTimes has been trying to secure rights to a domestic league in a Francophone country for over two years, having previously attempted and failed to secure rights to the Cameroonian Elite One and [...]

StarTimes secures exclusive broadcasting rights for UEFA Europa League games

StarTimes has secured exclusive broadcasting rights for UEFA Europa League in Sub-Saharan Africa until 2021. Football fans will be able to enjoy matches between best European clubs as from September 20th. The Brand & Marketing Director of StarTimes, Qasim Elegbede, declared, We are very happy to bring UEFA Europa League to our subscribers. This summer FIFA World [...]

Discovery Channel will premiere Wild Dubai on OSN

Wild Dubai scouts the vast often hidden wildlife of the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. The beauty of Dubai will be discovered through the traditions of camel racing and falconry, disclosing the influence of heritage on the commitment to preserve the wider environment and its wildlife. The Vice President & General [...]

StarTimes will beam live African Freestyle Football competition

StarTimes will broadcast live the first ever African Freestyle Football competition in Nigeria from 13 to 15 September to its over 10 million subscribers across Africa. The tournament is accessible to freestylers all over Africa, beginning with the qualifying rounds and Nigerian championship on September 13- 14 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel [...]

AMH to roll out an online TV station in Zimbabwe

Alpha Media Holding (AMH) will soon launch an online radio and television station after having been awarded a licence by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). Alpha Media Holdings, the publisher of NewsDay, The Standard, and The Independent is 100 per cent owned by Trevor Ncube. Through its subsidiary, Heart & Soul Broadcasting Services, AMH [...]

iflix inks MoU with Audio-visual Commission to bolster Saudi media production

Saudi Arabias General Authority for Audio-visual Media (GCAM) has contracted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with iflix Middle East and North Africa Company to bolster Saudi media production. The collaboration will develop Saudi talents by helping the company find local producers, directors, actors and writers in the field of audio-visual media, declared the authoritys statement. [...]

Pipul TV selects V-Nova Perseus Plus to provide +200 linear channels in Nigeria

V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions, has disclosed that Pipul TV, a next-generation Nigerian-based education and entertainment television and media communications network, has chosen V-Nova PERSEUS Plus to bolster the launch of the companys innovative service. V-Novas next-generation compression technology will allow the delivery of the highest quality content to all devices of subscribers [...]