Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

BeIn Sports unblocked in the UAE

BeIn Sports, the Qatari Channel is back in Dubai. The channel has been blocked for more than a month in the country due to the on-going rift between Qatar and surrounding countries. For some of the fans, the news is welcome with a relief as BeIN Sports is the only way of watching sporting events [...]

SuperSport to broadcast RAW and smackdown following Multi-Year agreement with WWE

WWE and SuperSport announced a new multi-year agreement to broadcast WWE programmes live for the first time in over 50 countries in sub-saharan Africa. DSTv and GOtv will air flagship shows RAW and Smackdown as well as WWE specials WrestleMania and SummerSlam.  Gideon Khobane, Chief Executive of SuperSport said, WWE is a global phenomenon, so [...]

StarTimes acquires exclusive media rights to broadcast FIBAs 2017-2021 competition

Africas leading digital TV operator has acquired exclusive media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for FIBAs national team competitions for the 2017-2021 period. It also includes the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 which will be held in China. StarTimes was awarded exclusive free and pay transmission rights across all territories of Sub-Saharan Africa for its leading [...]

SEACOM extends fibre network reach in South Africa

SEACOM is bringing high-speed fibre internet access to businesses and homes in Johannesburg, starting in Alberton, with a rollout of 8km of fibre. The last-mile fibre network will go through several business, residential development and shopping malls of the area.  This development comes in line with SEACOMs plans to extend its reach further across South [...]

Ziptv partners with MTN in Ghana

New Ghanaian premium IPTV provider, Ziptv, has partnered with MTN Ghana to improve the consumption of content in the country. Ziptvs premium channels and On Demand videos will give television lovers access to stream movies and TV shows from world class local and foreign channels. The ZipTV service provides customers with varied entertainment programs. ZipTV [...]

Berbere TV added to Arabsat channel bouquet

The north African Commercial broadcaster Berbere Television has been added to Arabsat BADR-5 satellite. The Maghreb bouquet will broadcast Berbere TV, Berbere Jeunesse, Berbere Music and two satellite radio channels as well.  Khalid Balkheyour, president and CEO of Arabsat said Arabsat is committed to continue its efforts to partner with premium broadcasters to provide Arab [...]

TV5MONDE sealed distribution deal with Partner TV in Israel

TV5MONDE announced its new distribution agreement with Partner Communication in Israel for its distribution. TV5MONDE expresses its commitment to expanding cultural values through its wide range of programmes and French language teaching tools, reaching an even larger number of Israeli viewers, who would now be able to watch the channel via Partner TV. Last Week, [...]

Spark TV airs on DStv in Uganda

Two products of MultiChoice, DStv and GOtv in Uganda, announced officially that Spark TV has started airing on DStv. Spark TV programming is designed to air local content suitable for female audiences. The general manager of MultiChoice Uganda, Mr Charles Hamya, commented on the partnership between Spark Tv and MultiChoice saying: “We are proud of [...]

Middle East VOD Starz Play raised $125m funding to boost content

Starz Play, the Middle East Video-on-demand service provider raised $125 million that will be used primarily to boost its content library. The two-year old company, which has attracted 700000 paying subscribers to date across Middle East North Africa. The funds raised from two new investors in the shape of the Boston-based State Street Global Advisors [...]

DStv, SABC and Econet Media bagged Olympic games broadcasting rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights in Africa for the Olympic Games covering two editions of the summer Olympics Tokyo 2020 and the 2024 Games staged either in Los Angeles or Paris. Februarys Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the following edition in Beijing 2022 are also included.  DSTv SuperSport, Econet Media [...]