Category Archives: Pay TV

BBC News partners with EDAN and launch Africa Eye in French

BBC News has launched a new partnership with EDAN in French for BBC Africa Eye. For the first time BBC Africa Eye will become available in Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, DR Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Gabon, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, [...]

The Real Housewives of Dubai to debut in 2022

NBCUniversal’s Bravo pay-TV channel has commissioned The Real Housewives of Dubai as the 11th city in the Real Housewives reality series franchise. While The Real Housewives series format has been sold around the world and adapted into various local versions by local channels like MultiChoice and M-Net’s The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real [...]

DStv plans to surpass Netflix and Disney+ in South Africa

Multichoice group is planning to launch its own unique offerings to go toe-to-toe with streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+. To recall, Multichoice owns DStv, which offers both dish-satellite and streaming options focusing on more traditional television content, including news and live sports. It also owns Showmax, which is a streaming-only service. Calvo Mawela, [...]

beIN SPORTS acquires exclusive rights of CAF Women’s Champions League

beIN MEDIA GROUP (beIN) has continued the expansion of its womens sports rights portfolio globally with the acquisition of exclusive rights to the inaugural CAF Womens Champions League across 37 territories spanning the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Asia-Pacific and North America. beINs flagship sports network, beIN SPORTS, will broadcast the womens competition across [...]

Shahid unveils new user interface in French

Shahid, the Arabic streaming platform, has announced that it will be now available in French, marking the third version of its user interface. Aimed at French-speaking users from territories including North Africa, Europe, Canada, and the Levant, the brand-new French interface comes with a host of features similar to those available in Arabic and English. [...]

Mad Solutions acquired distribution rights of feature film ‘Angeliena’

Mad Solutions acquired the distribution rights of South African feature film Angeliena by director/producer Uga Carlini. In October, Netflix launched Angeliena on its streaming service worldwide. Set in modern-day, post-apartheid South Africa, a local hospitals much-loved parking attendant, Angeliena, dares to put her lifelong dream of travelling the world into motion, when she is diagnosed [...]

NBA and beIN MEDIA GROUP announced partnership extension in MENA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment group, today announced a multiyear extension of their existing broadcast and digital partnership that will see beIN SPORTS air more than 400 live NBA games each season in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).   The renewal builds on beIN SPORTS [...]

BeIN Sports to kick-off Rugby Autumn Internationals this Saturday

BeIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster, and its flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS will be broadcasting a selection of the very best Rugby Autumn Internationals, live and exclusively across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) from this weekend. This Saturday 30 October, kick-off will commence with a fierce head-to-head from Scotland [...]

AUB and Canal+ join forces to fight against Television Signal piracy

Television Signal piracy is a real shortfall for the audiovisual industry nowadays. During the African Nations Championship held in Cameroon in January-February 2021, opportunity was given to the African Union of Broadcasting to (re) take stock of satellite and online piracy, during broadcast time. Out of 32 games delivered in 21 days, several were screened [...]