Category Archives: TV channels / Content

Travel Africa Network launched first HD channel on HOTBIRD

Eutelsat has announced its HOTBIRD video has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first high definition African travel channel, focusing on 100% African content dedicated on the promotion of tourism in Africa. With its unique pan-European coverage, the high-power HOTBIRD satellites at 13° East form one of the largest broadcasting [...]

MultiChoice partners with One Africa Global Foundation to air ‘Hope for Africa’ Concert

MultiChoice and One Africa Global Foundation have joined forces for the broadcast of the Covid-19 Hope for Africa Concert. The concert is part of the Foundations efforts to support the fight against the novel coronavirus which is still devastating Africa and the rest of the world. The Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, stated [...]

Argentina signs health protocol to resume audiovisual productions recordings

The Argentine Independent Producers Television Chamber (CAPIT) and the Argentine Television, Interactive Audiovisual Services and Data Union (SATSAID) signed a sanitary protocol to resume audiovisual productions recordings  in Argentina. The protocol was signed by Diego Guebel, President of CAPIT, and Horacio Arreceygor, General Manager at SATSAID. It details preventive measures to avoid the spread of [...]

OSN to launch a new pop-up channel in MENA

Nickelodeon and OSN have joined forces to launch a new pop-up channel dedicated to SpongeBob Square Pants. The new channel will be available in three languages including English, Arabic and French. The channel is set to launch on May 29 and will air 24/7 episodes of the popular childrens show until June 13, exclusively available via OSN.  Tracey [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria renewed BBNaija season 5

MultiChoice will again broadcast Big Brother Naija Season 5 on DStv. The fourth season of Big Brother Naija was first produced in Nigeria with three seasons done in South Africa. John Ugbe, MultiChoice Nigeria CEO, says “Big Brother Naija has been widely regarded as one of Africa’s biggest entertainment exports, being the biggest showcase of Nigeria’s [...]

Akili Network launches the first Children’s TV Channel in Kenya

Akili Network in Kenya has launched the first and only dedicated free-to-air children’s television network, called Akili Kids. The new TV channel is digitally broadcasting to TVs, mobile devices and over the Internet and contains imaginative learning programs that parents can trust and will benefit children. ‘We planned on launching on 31 March 2020, but with schools [...]

ESPN and Fox Sports develop remote broadcasts models in Latin America

Since last weekend, ESPN and Fox Sports (with the exception of Mexico) have been broadcasting live sports programs and events throughout the region through a technical and production model with all the involved staff  working from their homes.  Since last Saturday, all versions of the original ESPN  productions SportsCenter and ESPN FC, as well as [...]

Viacom to produce premium original content with Dynamo starting in Mexico

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has ran an agreement with Dynamo, one of Latin Americas leading production companies, to produce premium original content for international audiences.  The first production from this partnership will be an action thriller series, set to begin filming in Mexico this summer, and will be ready for its distribution before the end [...]

BeIN launches new content lineup for Eid Al Fitr in MENA

BeIN will introduce a new programme schedule for its audience across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) including popular dramas, movies, childrens programming, cookery shows, and more for the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the start of Eid Al Fitr. Dedicated contents for all ages and interests will be available on [...]

RTVE increases its international TV channels distribution in Latin America

On Tuesday, the Spanish company RTVE announced that it managed to increase the its international channels penetration in different Latin American countries, such as Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia, according to what it has officially reported. Many distributors, with the aim of offering their subscribers a greater number of channels, [...]