Category Archives: TV channels / Content

An Anglophone TV Channel banned in Cameroon

An English-speaking channel which airs programs about protests, activism and human rights abuses has been banned in Cameroon. The Cameroonian government also banned all programs pertaining to the celebration of history and culture which promote the rights and interests of Anglophone Cameroonians. The Southern Cameroons Broadcasting Corporation (SCBS), located in South Africa, aims the English-speaking [...]

StarTimes to export Nigerian content to the Chinese market

Since the Chinese audience is growing fonder of the Nollywood industry, StarTimes is coming to terms with its decision to export digital content production from Nigeria to China.  Justin Zhang, the CEO of StarTimes Nigeria, made a recent disclosure, he said, The opportunities are enormous for Nollywood in China. Everyday, more and more Chinese nationals [...]

Disney Cookabout Season 2 comes to Disney Channel South Africa

Disney Africa announced the launch of Disney Cookabout Season 2 on Disney Channel to premiere on DSTV Channel 303 on Saturday 14 October. Disney Cookabout, the comedy adventure game show winner of the 2016 SAFTA award for Best Childrens Programme. The show uses food preparation, cooking and outdoor exploration to showcase local ingredients and a [...]

e.tv switching timeslots to air Broken Vows and eNews

In a move to raise their ratings, e.tv will switch the timeslots of its telenovela Broken Vows and the prime-time TV News bulletin, eNews Direct. Part of the Channels acquisition, Days of Our Lives, e.tv is doing a significant retooling of the prime-time schedule from September with Days to air at 17.30.  The music show [...]

SGM to launch its new generalist channel in 2018

In Ivory Coast, the Société des Grands Médias (SGM), a private company, will inaugurate the new channel, titled Nouvelle Chaine Ivoirienne (NCI). Programs from the new generalist channel are expected to begin as soon as Ivorian digital terrestrial television is launched in 2018.  The promoters of NCI plan to offer a varied catalogue of programs [...]

New Zambian drama to be launched on DStv Channel

Umutenge, a new Zambian drama series aiming at exploring issues of domestic violence will start to air on Zambezi Magic, the DSTV channel. Zambezi Magic already air a number of local production and will soon see the new locally produced drama shown.  MultiChoice Zambia said in a statement, This September, Zambezi Magic will unveil Zambias [...]

FILMBOX partners with MTN to bring TV and VOD in Nigeria

In line with its international expansion strategy, SPI Internationals FILMBOX, will be delivering 24/7 TV channels and a VOD service to MTNs VeeTee mobile TV service. The international TV operator, SPI, will offer eight channels from its worldwide portfolio to VeeTee including FilmBox Africa with movies and TV series.  Amongst the channels, subscribers would be [...]

Globo acquired the rights to broadcast UEFA Euro 2020 in Brazil

The Brazilian media group Globo acquired the rights to broadcast in Brazil the UEFA Euro 2020 exclusively. This is the most important European football championship for national teams.  The licenses obtained by the group include the live broadcast of the matches on FTA TV, pay TV and Internet. Therefore, the tournament will be available through [...]

MTV renews its identity in Latin America

The music channel MTV (Viacom) renewed its identity in Latin America last August 21th. It launched the slogan Nuevo. Sin Rolos” (New. No trouble) and the hashtag #EsNuevoEsMTV (Its new, its MTV). In addition, it introduced a new image for the channels institutional advertising, with an M dividing the screen and the center of the [...]