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MTN set for Hitmaker Season 6

MTN, leading telecommunications service provider in Ghana has launched MTN Hitmaker Season VI. This music reality show was launched in 2011 by MTN, as part of its efforts of discovering and creating opportunities for young musicians in Ghana.  During the launching ceremony the Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr. Asher Khan, said that the [...]

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 [...]

Tbo Touch launched digital TV channel with MTN

After launching his own online radio (the Touch HD), Tbo Touch, the famous African DJ has unveiled its new digital TV channel with the collaboration of MTN. The newly created TV channel will launch a show called MTN, which will be a singing contest like the Voice. Touch declared about the program: We dont just [...]

MTN terminates VOD service MTN VU

MTN, the second biggest mobile phone operator in South Africa just took a large blow with the announce of the closure for their Video On Demand (VOD) service. MTN FrontRow was launched in 2014 and later became known as VU offered music, movies and TV shows through smart devices. The platform had problem retaining its [...]

BBC Worldwide sealed the pact with Iflix, Vodacom and MTN

BBC Worldwide has signed the SVOD deal with the Malaysian video-on-demand service which is soon to be available in the sub-Saharan Africa. With 150 hours of UK programming, the BBC Worldwide will be offering Top Gear (motoring format), Luther (Cop series) and Citizen Khan (BBCs comedy). Alongside the agreement with Iflix, the BBC Worldwide has [...]

MTN Ghana partners AMGO for movie app

MTN Ghana, the African-based telecom company, and Africa Movies on the GO (AMGO) has entered a partnership for the upcoming launch of a movie app. The content provider, AMGO, will be offering videos for the African movie lovers across the continent and abroad. Unlimited movies will be available at a moderate cost to users. The [...]

MTN appoints Rob Shuter as the new CEO

The new CEO has been appointed now. It is official and Rob Shuter is the named one. The Board of MTN Group has announced its approval for the appointment of its new group president and CEO yesterday. Shuter is presently the CEO of the European cluster at Vodafone (the UK parent of Vodacom) Netherlands and [...]

Ghana planning second spectrum sales to fund digital migration

Following the sale of a block of 2x10MHz/800MHz spectrum bands to MTN in December, Ghana is planning to sell a second block for US$67.5 million in the coming weeks to fund its migration from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). The announcement was made by Ato Sarpong, the deputy communication minister.   Sarpong said the [...]

FrontRow rebranded as VU with a price cut in South Africa

MTNs video-on-demand platform FrontRow launched earlier in partnership with Discover Digital, has been rebranded as VU and has also reduced its prices to match competition. The newly rebranded platform has content from all six big Hollywood studios, along with programming from BBC Worldwide, Endemol and Freemantle. The new offers are available as from the 1st [...]

MTN acquires digital pay TV broadcasting services licence in Nigeria

MTN, South-Africa based telecom company, has won digital pay television broadcasting services licence in Nigeria. The company has reportedly acquired the permit for N34bn or USD167 million. I am pleased to inform you that we have successfully licensed MTN Nigeria to use a part of the 700MHz to provide digital pay-TV broadcasting services. We have [...]