Tag Archives: BBC

Discover Dataxis’ latest TV and Telco insights at Nextv CEO Africa from 14th to 16th May

 According to Dataxis latest research, 102 million households in the sub-Saharan region have access to television among the 225 million households constituting the region for the year 2018. Even though, the penetration is progressing, reaching 42% in 2018 compared to 40% in 2017, television has not yet fully penetrated into sub-Saharan African homes. Households receiving [...]

BBC Arabic is now in North Africa

Yahlive, UAE-based satellite broadcaster has strengthened its partnership with BBC, by extending its reach to Arabic-speaking audiences in Maghreb (North Africa). This means, BBC Arabic will now be accessible to 42 million viewers in North Africa.  Ammar Baranbo, COO, Yahlive commented: The Arabian Maghreb has been a key focus for us.  We are thrilled to [...]

BBC and Channels Television roll out new TV programme ‘Gist Nigeria’

BBC and Nigerias Channels Television launch new current affairs programme called Gist Nigeria on Channels TV in Nigeria. The studio-based programme will emphasize on the stories behind the news, with original storytelling and audience interaction via @GistNigeriaTV and its studio in Lagos. Co-produced by Channels Television and the BBC in Nigeria, Gist Nigeria will be a weekly half-hour show for viewers in Nigeria, and on [...]

Discovery y BBC lanzarán nuevo OTT en 2020

Discovery y BBC Studios anunciaron el lanzamiento de un nuevo OTT SVOD a nivel mundial, previsto para 2020. Ambas compañías firmaron un acuerdo que se extenderá por 10 años y está valuado en USD 400 millones, bajo el que Discovery adquirió una amplia lista de contenidos del gigante británico. La adquisición incluye los derechos de [...]

Discovery and BBC launch new OTT in 2020

Discovery and BBC Studios announced they will launch a new OTT SVOD worldwide, scheduled for 2020. Both business ran a 10 year-agreement valued at USD 400 million, in which Discovery acquired an extensive list of contents from the British company. The acquisition includes the BBCs franchise rights – such as Planet Earth and Blue Planet [...]

NTV to air BBC’s Smart Money Show

Smart Money was launched officially on Monday, October 22, 2018 with a nearly all-African-journalists team behind sharing the compelling entrepreneurship stories under the BBC Smart Money banner. The first production of the BBC Smart Money will be available on seven local channels, with Kenyas NTV set to air the program on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10.05 [...]

CNN se posiciona como líder en noticias digitales

CNN informó que se ubicó como la firma mundial de noticias número 1 en volumen de audiencia para móvil y para escritorio en los Estados Unidos y en 24 mercados internacionales clave, entre ellos varios de Latinoamérica. CNN registró 166 millones de visitantes multiplataforma únicos, de acuerdo a datos de comScore Multiplatform Video Media Metrix [...]

BeIN and BBC want to collaborate to produce and distribute content in North Africa

BBC Studios has entered into a partnership with BeIN Media Group to produce and distribute content in several countries in the MENA region. While the main countries covered by this agreement are in the Middle East, the two companies are also exploring opportunities for collaboration in North Africa. As part of this partnership, BeIN plans [...]

BBC beams news show for African kids

BBC News is launching a weekly news show to young people across Africa starting June 23. Whats New? which is aimed at 11- to 16-year-olds, aims to be fun and entertaining while keeping kids informed on whats happening in Africa and around the world. Whats New? is available via broadcasters including KTN (Kenya), LNTV (Liberia), One Africa [...]

Burundi Government strikes again aided by the CNC

In Burundi, the National Communication Council (CNC) suspended for six months the programs of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice of America (VOA). The regulator accuses them of not respecting the laws and media ethics of the country. The ban, which came into effect on May 7, was explained by Karenga Ramadhan (photo), [...]