Category Archives: TV channels / Content

DHE to premiere Taken in Latin America

DHE announced that it will premiere exclusively for Latin America the series “Taken”, based on the films of the same name. It will be available on September 20. The series tells the story of young Bryan Mills who, after saving a passenger train from a terrorist attack, is recruited by the CIA, where he will [...]

Star Life new channel for the South African audience

Star Life – the brand-new HD lifestyle channel that is launching on DStv, GOtv and Openview on 27 August, 2018.  Star Network has announced that the new channel, which has been created exclusively for African audiences, will be a 24/7 English language channel showcasing a fusion of the very best family dramas, celebrity dance shows [...]

SABC signs deal with MultiChoice to air on DStv

The SABCs 24-hour news channel will continue being aired on DStv after the public broadcaster reached an agreement with MultiChoice. In a joint statement between the SABC and MultiChoice the two parties said the deal also meant that SABC Encore which flights old content previously aired by the public broadcaster on its free-to-air channels will [...]

APO Group And Kwesé Sports to promote Rugby across Africa

APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, announced a strategic alliance with Kwesé Sports to promote African rugby internationally. As part of the new deal Kwesé Sports, the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms of Rugby Africas games in sub-Saharan Africa, will enjoy unlimited use of [...]

FOX Africa on the way to boost ratings

The network revealed, according to The Media Online, its latest news and previewed its upcoming programming. Van der Veer, General Manager of the Network said, Both shareholders of 21st Century Fox and Disney have approved all proposals related to the transaction and Disney now is working towards getting all the regulatory approvals in non-US jurisdictions These [...]

Kenya Television Network launches KTN Burudani

After the launch of the 24-hour KTN News three years ago, the Kenya Television Network has a third station in works. The Road-based Television network from Mombasa will be launching a new entertainment channel called KTN Burudani. The new station, which aims to appeal to a young audience and will be bringing entertaining programs including [...]

Turner to shut down sports channels in Brazil

Turner announced that it will shut down Esporte Interativo channels, as well as its production activities, during the next 40 days. The brand, however, will remain active on digital platforms and social networks. In a statement, the group explained that the sports programming, which includes rights to the UEFA Champions League and the A series [...]

Venezuela temporarily blocks Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle announced that its Spanish-language TV channel was temporarily unavailable in Venezuela on Saturday, August 4. This caused the reaction of several viewers on social media. Guido Baumhauer, DW’s director of distribution and technology, said the broadcast interruption violates the right to freedom of expression. According to DW, the channel was interrupted between 9 [...]

Disney XD shows available in Arabic now on OSN

Disney fans in the Middle East and North Africa will now be able to enjoy Disney XD programmes in Arabic thanks to the pay-TV network OSN. OSN has announced that shows will be available in Arabic, opening up the popular TV channel to a broader and more diverse audience. The announcement follows the exclusive release [...]

Lionsgate and Universal Music sign TV deal

Lionsgate and Universal Music Group (UMG) signed a multiyear first-look television deal under which the companies will develop original scripted and unscripted TV projects drawn from UMG’s portfolio of labels, artists and music. Under the agreement, Lionsgate and Polygram Entertainment, UMG’s film and television production and development division, will work together to combine the artistry, [...]