After four years of being on the market in West Africa, Boomplay Music is set to expand its services to French-speaking countries on the continent.
The MultiChoice Talent Factory Academies in Nairobi, Lagos and Lusaka class of 2020 students have started their first day in class.
From lavish weddings and secret romances to high-fashion runway shows and high-stakes boardroom drama, The Bold and the Beautiful has been a source of entertainment for South Africans for almost three decades.
It's the story of an orphan girl who broke a spoon. Her name is Minga and her adventure is narrated in an animated film; Cameroon's first ever, and now available on Yabadoo, MTN Cameroon's video-on-demand platform.
Joining third-party fact-checking programmes in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal, Facebook has announced the expansion of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries.
Nestlé Ghana and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) have entered a partnership to drive nutrition knowledge among Ghanaians.
For years, Ethiopian TV viewers have had to navigate through a plethora of multinational content in a variety of foreign languages in order to locate their favourite channels.
One Africa Television (OATV) has signed a live streaming and video-on-demand agreement with TV2Africa.com, which is a platform built for content providers and broadcasters.
Canon has partnered with the Kenya Film Commission, established by the Kenyan government in 2005, to promote the Kenyan film industry locally and internationally.
International players continue to dominate Kenya’s automotive industry Japanese car manufacturers commanding 80 per cent of the market share. This has made Japan the fifth biggest importer of goods into Kenya.
Everlytic, Vox Telecom's digital communication and automation business, has just launched a groundbreaking new feature: voice broadcasting.
MultiChoice South Africa (MCSA) has declared a dividend of R1.5 billion to Phuthuma Nathi (PN) shareholders, an increase of 13.6% from 2018.
Kenya’s avocado farming, now christened the green revolution, has seen farmers abandon their traditional crops in favour of harvesting the popular fruit.
BABA TV, the highest-ranked new channel in the 'family' with the best quality picture has been launched on DStv platform in Uganda.
BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services, Sub-Saharan Africa.
MultiChoice Botswana has launched a youth-focused channel. NOW! TV is available on DStv Channel 290 which provides entertainment and local film and television content.
Kenn Omollo is the founder of joon.co.ke one of the top ranked blogs in Kenya that has since 2018 attracted thousands of readers due to its unique content and customer-centric services.
Fake news remains a topical hot potato. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle.
Nigerian Film and Entertainment Studio, ROK, was recently acquired by French media giant, CANAL+. Mary Njoku, the leader of ROK, talks to Africa Business Communities about the aquisition and what it means for the African entertainment industry.
Boluwa Olojo joined the startup Go Ads Africa as its Chief Marketing and Sales officer, telling the company story and selling its products.
African film studio and international TV network, ROK, has been acquired by CANAL+ Group, comprising production, content distribution and publishing channels.
Marketing has existed for as long as people have had something to sell, but the modern era - with the advent of traditional and then digital media - has transformed consumers’ relationships with products.
Multichoice Africa in collaboration with Discovery, Inc. today announced the expansion of its portfolio in Africa with the launch of Real Time on DStv and GOtv in more countries across the continent.
At the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the visual imagery of almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not the kind that African sports, African football, or corporate sponsors deserve.
A new branded content campaign on CNN TV, digital and social media platforms is showing global audiences some of the many ways that Dangote Industries is impacting people in African communities and industries.
Safaricom leads as the Most Admired Brand Made in Kenya and the Most Admired Made in Kenya Brand Listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchage.
CJ 4DPLEX, the world's cinema technology company, has announced the signing of a new partnership with Genesis Cinemas that will bring a total of six ScreenX auditoriums to Nigeria for the first time.
A new generation of climbers are conquering their own mountains from urban walls to Mount Kenya’s snowy peaks.
Datron World Communications has been awarded two contracts totaling $9 million for the supply of spares for its tactical HF and VHF radios to customers in Africa and Central Asia.
Canon Central and North Africa has announced the start of the partnership with Film Lecturers & Trainers Association in Kenya to develop skills of creative and professional talents in film and photography.
Nike, MTN, Dangote, Ecobank and BBC have been recognized as the most admired brands in Africa by the Brand Africa Top 100 brands in Africa survey.
Asoko Insight and African Business magazine have announced a partnership to produce and deliver The African Business DealRoom.
MultiChoice Africa’s Talent Factory partners with New York Film Academy to grow talent in creative industry
MultiChoice Africa is pleased to announce a partnership between its flagship MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) initiative and the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts.
Discovery Inc. launches Real Time channel on StarTimes, picks Apricot Africa Consulting as ad sales partner in the continent
Discovery Inc. has announced the expansion of Real Time, across Africa.
[South Africa] Consumers moving away from traditional forms of entertainment and media consumption, Pwc Survey
Almost 40% of those surveyed are moving away from consuming entertainment through traditional channels and rather streaming daily or more.
[Kenya] Metropol Corporation unveils round the clock business news TV channel, terminal to deepen information access
Business Information and Credit Management Company Metropol Corporation has launched Metropol TV, the first Kenyan 24-hour business news channel.
Africa and CNN’s reporting across the continent has been a longstanding and essential component to the success of the network since CNN International launched in 1985.
Esther Dumbiri put her talent with words and colors to good use by starting a publishing firm over a decade ago, a firm that has grown in leaps and bounds.
Mbuyoti Chola is the Managing Director of DigitalBlue Media Limited, a Zambian-based new media startup with a global outlook.
The sectors are revving up to keep up momentum as the 2019 opens new doors for Nigeria’s stride toward economic balance.
Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to add more than 16 million pay TV subs between 2018 and 2024 to bring the total to 45.63 million.
Mobile money – pioneered since 2007 by Kenya’s Safaricom with its M-Pesa platform – can include more people into the economy in Africa and be the base of more sophisticated forms of e-commerce.
Elanco Animal Health and Farm Radio International have partnered to produce a 13-week series of radio programs to educate small-scale livestock farmers in North Tanzania.
Response Architects has announced the launch of Shopex TV, the first international TV shopping business in Nigeria.
Job Mutai is the Co Founder and the Creative Director of New Age Media agency, a marketing, communications and media company based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Prins Mhlanga is South African entrepreneur with a long career in the Technology and Telecommunications field. He is currently the founder and CEO of the Ocean on 76 group.
A far-reaching in-depth study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat as satellite market leader within these countries.
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.
As Kenya continues to cement its position as East Africa’s economic powerhouse, it has been on a charm offensive targeting African and global public and private players.
The South African filmmakers who are in the United States of America on an Outward Film and Television Investment Mission told American studios that utilizing the services of black filmmakers for their productions was not tantamount to compromising quality, lowering the standards and diminishing excellence.
Boomplay, African music streaming and download service and Universal Music Group (UMG) have today announced the signing of a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa.
The tech startup fever has been spreading across the globe like bush-fire and Africa has not been left out in this bandwagon. More and more people are entering into the tech space because technology never gets old and new inventions keep evolving.
Blockchain technology came into being in the early 2009. This invention was faced with a lot of backlash as most people lacked prior information about it and were therefore not ready to risk investing in it.
Naspers has announced the executive leadership team for the newly formed MultiChoice Group (formerly Naspers’ Video Entertainment business).
Laban Maloi is the Chief Executive Officer of Grayline Media Group Limited, a Nakuru-based marketing communication agency. The agency's expertise is in branding, brand strategy, advertising, media buying and planning, experimental marketing, digital marketing, PR, corporate communications and event management.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a group of filmmakers to Los Angeles in the United States of America to attend the popular American Film Market (AFM) from 30 October – 7 November 2018.
Following my publication on how LinkedIn is destroying groups, I was invited by LinkedIn Community Manager Sophie Bonnet for a talk
Nestlé Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) Trust Fund to institute a ‘Nestlé Prize for Nutrition Reporting.’
Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence.
Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announced on the International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018.
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, NBS Television and National Environmental Management Authority have developed and launched an environmental campaign
The Voice of America has officially opened its newest FM radio station in the Republic of Congo.
Universal Music Group (UMG), the global music-based entertainment company has announced a significant expansion of operations within Western Africa, with the launch of Universal Music Nigeria.
“Quest’s World of Wonder can be summed up in one sentence: We’re going to interesting places to meet fascinating people,” says Richard Quest.
A job to promote the blockbuster movie Black Panther may have been one of Osborne Macharia’s greatest breakthroughs, but it also embodied the long and adventurous journey for this Kenyan photographer and digital artist.
Peace Hyde has opened another branch of her innovative entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition non-profit, Aim Higher Africa in Lagos.
Africa Business Communities is looking for a freelance African journalist/webmaster, specialized in ICT and Telecom, for the Africa Tech Platform
Tanzanian businessman Ali Mufuruki is seeking to take over control of Wananchi Group Holdings by acquiring a 50 percent shareholding.
Africa Business Communities will be developing a Tech Platform on its website and is therefore looking for a freelance journalist/webmaster
Avid®, the platform that powers media and entertainment, has announced that RTS, a public news broadcaster in Senegal, has transformed its infrastructure by standardizing on the Avid MediaCentral® platform in combination with Avid newsroom and graphics tools.
Telecommunication company Orange and Vivendi have joined forces to meet the expectations of the fast-growing African continent, keen to consume cultural goods and rediscovering, after three decades in which cinemas had all but disappeared.
Azuri Technologies, the first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in Kenya, has announced a partnership with StarTimes to bring wider choice of content to its off-grid customers.
Angola and the National Geographic Society are preparing to sign, in the short term, a cooperation protocol in the biodiversity conservation segment.
The Africa Channel and Côte Ouest have announced they have signed a broad-ranging strategic alliance in which the parties will jointly pursue distribution, licensing and production opportunities across the globe.
The Magnifi TV sync platform was launched in South Africa towards the middle of 2017 in a partnership with Mobilclicks, a leading mobile media company and its technology partner Silverpush.
France 24 becomes first international news outlet to launch a digital free-to-air English channel in Kenya
France 24, a global media outlet, has launched in Kenya, become the first international news channel to be on a digital free-to-air platform in the country.
British Council in partnership with YNaija.com has launched the West Africa Arts Exchange (WAArtsExchange), a community of the talented artists from West Africa and arts lovers across the world.
MultiChoice Africa and ROK are excited to announce the launch of two brand new channels ROK 2 and ROK 3 on DStv and GOtv on Thursday, 5 April 2018.
A growing number of smallholder farmers in Kenya and Uganda continue to boost household incomes, improve nutrition and ease pressure on forests, thanks to interactive radio programmes.
International commodity price reporting agency Argus continues to expand its global operations, opening a new office in Cape Town, South Africa, this month.
An urgent requirement for new investment into telecom and broadband infrastructure in Africa is driving a fresh flurry of mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, investment and financing activity.
Weber Shandwick, a global communications and engagement firm has opened a fully owned office in Nairobi, Kenya, to meet growing demand from domestic and multinational companies for marketing and communications expertise in the region.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with iflix to give customers two months of unlimited entertainment access
Iflix, a global entertainment service for emerging markets has partnered with Safaricom to give the firms’ customers up to 60 days of unlimited access to iflix’s service with thousands of the world’s best TV shows, movies and more on every device they own.
Kenya’s top comedian Daniel Ndambuki, aka Churchill, brought the giant flower producer Oserian to a standstill when he visited the farm in preparations to shoot his weekly comedy show Churchill Show.
CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and Dangote Industries are expanding their long-term partnership by renewing Dangote’s sponsorship within CNN Marketplace Africa, launching a new brand campaign on CNN TV and Digital.
A24 media announces $1milion investment fund targeting disruptive technology developers across Africa
Africa’s content creation and aggregation company A24Media, has announced a $1 million technology investment fund.
Kenya’s mobile network operator Safaricom has launched a new all-inclusive music streaming service offering a wide variety of music to consumers as well as an additional platform for artistes to sell their music.
The global head of TMT for Africa’s largest bank, Standard Bank, is predicting continuing deal flow and increasing investment in Africa’s flourishing telecom, media and technology sector in 2018.
Opera News reaches 1 million downloads in just four weeks and becomes the number 1 news app on Google Play Store in Africa
Available in 38 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and already broadcast in Senegal on Canal+ offer, Africanews is stepping up its presence in the land of Teranga, thanks to the partnership with the new media outlet L'Obs TV
Kirusa, a global leader in communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises, has announced the launch of its InstaVoice Channels Service in partnership with Moov, a leading telecommunications operator in Benin.
With more Kenyans consuming digital content, five Kenyan bloggers have come together to start 24BIT, a Kenyan technology podcast.
TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in TRACE, the afro-urban music and entertainment media.
Ibijoke Maxwell is the Nigerian/British host of the Jo Maxwell Show, a show designed to give exposure to the African community in the UK media.
Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service announce successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine program
Today the Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service are announcing the successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine services across Ghana.
Ringier Africa Digital Publishing has entered into a digital content license agreement with The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, the licensing and syndicate division of The New York Times further expanding its news and media portfolio.
Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment has announced that Daniel Lieberberg has been named President, Continental Europe and Africa, Sony Music Entertainment.
The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation [GBC], has been directed by its Governing Board not to pursue any prosecution of people who may default on the non-payment of TV license fees.
Opera Software has launched of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access their favourite news articles and hottest trending videos.
[Côte d'Ivoire] M6 Group acquires 33 per cent stake in in Life TV in deal to open broadcast market to foreign entities
M6 Group has announced that it is participating in the creation of the Life TV channel in the Ivory Coast through the acquisition of a 33% stake in the share capital of the Ivorian company of the same name.