Monthly Archives: January 2021

Ghana’s Zeepay to expand mobile-money services in South Africa and Rwanda

Zeepay is planning to raise $10m in equity funding to support the creation of new mobile-money hubs in East and Southern Africa. According to Andrew Takyi-Appiah, Co-founder and managing director of Zeepay, the new hubs, which will consist of processing centres and back offices, are expected to be in Rwanda and South Africa. He adds that the use of [...]

Etisalat airs Israel-based i24NEWS channels in UAE

UAE’s telecom group Etisalat is airing the Israel-based network i24NEWS on eLife and Switch TV as part of the service’s basic package at no extra cost. i24NEWS is the first channel broadcast from Israel and accessible in the United Arab Emirates. The collaboration between Etisalat and i24NEWS comes after the UAE signed a peace agreement to regulate ties with Israel in September. [...]

Sony Music announced new partnership with StarNews Mobile in Ivory Coast

Sony Music and StarNews Mobile have partnered together to promote Ivory Coast-based artists and help to monetize their content. Marketing will be implemented by StarNews and its telco giant, MTN, through SMS and digital campaigns. The aim of the service is to target hard-to-reach audiences, creating a sustainable new income source. StarNews network provides a [...]

Maroc Telecom rebranded as Moov Africa

Moroccan telecommunications group, Maroc Telecom, have been rebranded as Moov Africa. The change is applied to 11 African countries and the company confirmed Gabon Telecom, MAURITEL, Moov Benin, Moov Centrafrique, Moov Cote d’Ivoire, Moov Niger, Moov Togo, SOTELMA-Mali, TIGO-Tchad will now operate under the new commercial brand Moov Africa. Managing Director Sidi Mohamed Naimi said, [...]

Spacetoon to premiere new original animation show in MENA

Spacetoon has revealed the new kids animation show, The Moshaya Family Animation which will be aired on Spacetoon TV and The Moshaya Family YouTube channel. Spacetoon has revealed that more than 50 experts have teamed up to prepare the first Spacetoon original show, which includes 13, 10-minute episodes. Commenting on the launch, the Commercial Director [...]

Discovery+ launched on StarzPlay in MENA

Discovery Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with StarzPlay to launch its SVOD service, Discovery+ across the MENA territories where StarzPlay subscribers can now have exclusive access to Discovery+ content across all StarzPlay platforms. These include lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and [...]

Anghami received major investment from Shuaa Capital

Shuaa Capital, leading asset management and investment banking platform in the MENA region, has invested in Anghami. We are delighted to have led the funding of Anghami. As a team, we have been working closely with Anghami, bringing our expertise in originating and structuring deals to bear in order to successfully complete this investment round, [...]

OSN launches Box of Wonders for the MENA region

OSN has launched a new product for its MENA views called Box of Wonders. This new product will ensure kids can browse the OSN platform safely without parental supervision and has also added exclusive catalogue with a range of premium content for children aged 12 and below. Box of Wonders will make use of AI [...]