Category Archives: TV channels / Content

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 [...]

John Perlman, veteran journalist, joins eNCA

Perlman will be hosting a new talk show, Under The Skin, which premieres on August 2nd at 9.30 pm on DSTV channel 403. The show will air every Wednesday evenings and viewers can watch the repeats on Thursday mornings. Perlman is bringing his unmatched experience in broadcasting to this interview driven show. Perlman will be [...]

OnDirecTV adds two Spanish TV series

In July, DirecTV clients will be able to access two Spanish productions. OnDIRECTV premieres today the miniseries “Lo que escondían sus ojos”. In addition, the channel offers the new season of “Chiringuito de Pepe”. Both series were produced by Mediaset España. “Lo que escondían sus ojos” follows the forbidden love story between the Minister of [...]

SABC calls for public participation for its editorial policies

The State broadcaster, SABC, is calling on the public to contribute towards reviewing of the six policies which were implemented in 2004. The company is also inviting the public to contribute in reviewing the 2016s policies concerning the ban on broadcasting violent protests. The move to ban airing of destruction of public property during violent [...]

e.tv grabs Days of Our Lives from the SABC

The hugely popular American day time soap Days of Our Lives will air on e.tv as from Monday 4 September at 17:30. The highly applauded tv soap which was not given much value on SABC, is now jumping to e.tv where it is being restored to its rightful early primetime.  This comes after the SABC, [...]

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 [...]

HBO leads the Emmy nominations

HBO has received the most Emmy nominations with a total of 111, followed closely by streaming media giant Netflix with 91. This is HBOs 17th consecutive year of earning the most Emmy nominations. Westworld received 22 nominations tied with long-running NBC sketch show “Saturday Night Live” (available on Canal Sony in Latin America). In addition, [...]

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, [...]

African drama MTV Shuga to get Egyptian version

MTV Shuga, the youth culture networks drama about love, heartache and broken dreams that has won an audience across sub-Saharan Africa, will expand with editions in Egypt. The Egyptian version, to be shot in Arabic and whose title was not immediately announced, will be the first MTV Shuga in a language other than English. MTV [...]

Falcon Media to expand in the Middle East

Falcon Media House Ltd announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Media Nucleus Ltd to provide OTT services to millions of users. Broadcast and pay television company Media Nucleus’ clients include Indian state broadcaster Doordarshan, Fox Movies in the Middle East, and Zuku in east Africa. Falcon media specialises in over-the-top media, which [...]