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[Kenya] Safaricom mulls support for SMEs in the wake of COVID-19
20-10-2020 | 10:15:00
As the covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate economies and take a toll on businesses, Kenya’s telecommunication giant Safaricom has reiterated its commitment to work with SMEs who have borne the greatest brunt of the virus.
GhanaWeb partners with Tonaton.com to improve and lead Ghana’s online marketplace
09-10-2020 | 08:42:00
GhanaWeb, Ghana’s biggest news platform and Tonaton.com, Ghana’s biggest online marketplace have signed an exclusive cooperative partnership agreement to lead and improve Ghana’s online marketplace with engaging content.
MultiChoice acquires exclusive rights to broadcast Ethiopian Premier League matches
08-10-2020 | 15:58:44
MultiChoice Group (MCG) has announced that its subsidiary SuperSport has acquired exclusive rights to broadcast Ethiopian Premier League matches.
Mondia, Jumia launch new gaming service on JumiaPay App for customers in Africa
07-10-2020 | 12:22:00
Mondia, a technology company which specialises in marketing and distribution of digital content and Jumia, Africa’s largest e-commerce platform, launched Jumia Games, a competitively priced entertainment category on the JumiaPay App.
Trace partners with Molotov Solutions to develop its OTT platform worldwide
05-10-2020 | 10:15:31
Trace, an international media group dedicated to empowerment and entertainment of afro-urban people, has entrusted Molotov Solutions to develop and operate the new version of its OTT platform, TracePlay.
Over 25 broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa to provide free to air coverage of the EPL in new deal
01-10-2020 | 12:38:14
Infront, the media-rights agency responsible for negotiating English Premier League’s free-to-air deals in sub-Saharan Africa, has secured a 30% increase in broadcasters for one of the world’s top football leagues.
Azam TV completes video platform migration from EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite
30-09-2020 | 14:14:00
Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and an incremental capacity commitment.
[Kenya] StarTimes adds WarnerMedia’s TNT to its content list
25-09-2020 | 12:12:00
Media and Entertainment Company, WarnerMedia, has expanded its entertainment offering in Kenya by introducing its Hollywood blockbuster channel, TNT, on pay television Company StarTimes media platform.
Azam TV migrates video platform to new satellite as it expands broadcast offering
23-09-2020 | 07:28:00
Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and an incremental capacity commitment.
[Kenya] Young refugees light up Kakuma camp with creative talents
22-09-2020 | 06:00:00
Talented young creatives continue to turn one of Africa’s largest refugee camps into their own artistic space, even during the pandemic.
South Africa's influencer marketing agency R-Squared formally partners with syndicated agencies
17-09-2020 | 06:56:00
R-Squared, South Africa's influencer marketing agency announced a formal partnership with industry leaders such as iProspect and Posterscope of the international Dentsu Aegis Network.
[Nigeria] Silverbird TV enters into a licensing deal with Integral to broadcast to English Premier League matches
10-09-2020 | 06:14:00
Nigeria TV station, Silverbird Television has signed on to broadcast one live English Premier League match per week over the course of the 2020 – 2021 season.
The Africa Channel moves its operations for cable and streaming TV to cloud with Amagi
04-09-2020 | 12:44:00
Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based technology for broadcast TV and streaming TV announced it has partnered with The Africa Channel to streamline its entire broadcast workflow across cable, satellite and digital OTT services.
StarTimes Kenya grows e-shopping platform product range
03-09-2020 | 12:42:00
Pay Television company StarTimes Kenya has introduced additional consumer products on its integrated e-shopping platform StarTimes GO.
TIDAL announces streaming partnership with MTN Nigeria
02-09-2020 | 15:01:01
Global music and entertainment streaming platform, TIDAL, and leading ICT Company, MTN Nigeria have announced a partnership that enables MTN subscribers to receive free 30-day access to TIDAL.
Inspiring individuals embrace tech to innovate, beat the odds
28-08-2020 | 11:30:00
As tech increasingly occupies a central role in modern world, five inspiring people from across the globe have embraced it to beat the odds and excel in everything from sport, to cultural preservation and gaming.
DSTV taps technology to improve programming
24-08-2020 | 10:47:00
DStv has announced its largest offering of new products, programmes and value bundles in over 10 years.
Kenyan performing artist creates dancing revolution in Africa’s largest urban slum
21-08-2020 | 12:15:00
A Kenyan dancer is using his talent to train children in Kibera, Africa’s largest urban slum, and in the process contribute to reducing crime which is prevalent in the area.
Economic uncertainty, food instability in Nigeria propel Alight to engage with unexpected partners
20-08-2020 | 07:48:00
The economic impact of COVID-19 lockdowns throughout Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has led to growing concerns around food instability.
Eutelsat 8 West B selected by Strong Roots for new DTH platform in Ethiopia and the Middle East
06-08-2020 | 08:08:00
Eutelsat Communications and Strong Roots Ethiopia Broadcasting Service PLC have concluded a Master Service Agreement for a Ku capacity on a 36 MHz transponder on Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite.
Why media production teams are adopting cloud-based solutions for a post-Covid world
31-07-2020 | 06:45:54
How do traditional media organisations, or any business with a digital community, prepare for the new remote working reality in a way that is sustainable into the future?
African Energy Chamber appoints APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board
30-07-2020 | 07:07:00
APO Group, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy confirms that its Founder and Chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the African Energy Chamber.
MultiChoice, Walt Disney Africa partner to add ESPN to DStv Sports offering
29-07-2020 | 14:25:00
MultiChoice and The Walt Disney Africa announced they have partnered to add two 24-hour ESPN channels, available to DStv customers from 29 July 2020.
CANAL+ to launch first premium DTH platform over Ethiopia, broadcast from EUTELSAT 7C
29-07-2020 | 05:02:00
Eutelsat Communications and CANAL+ have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for Ku capacity on EUTELSAT 7C to support the launch by CANAL+ of a premium DTH platform in Ethiopia.
Centurion Law launches Africa’s first sports, media and entertainment practice
28-07-2020 | 06:34:00
The Centurion Law Group has launched Africa’s first sports, media & entertainment practice to further support the rapidly growing sports & entertainment industry across Africa.
Over Saturated unveils platform for African content creators
27-07-2020 | 13:36:00
Over Saturated an African, user-generated content platform has been offering a digital space for African creators to post content they have created.
M-Net brings 'Black Is King' to Africa
22-07-2020 | 07:10:00
M-Net, the MultiChoice Group’s flagship channel on DStv Premium, has acquired the rights from The Walt Disney Company to screen Black Is King across Africa.
Eight out of every 10 voters eager for December elections, Ghana Election Poll shows
21-07-2020 | 11:53:00
Less than five months to Ghana’s general election and despite the coronavirus pandemic that continues to devastate global economies and households, Ghanaians are upbeat about participating in the electoral process.
African Energy Chamber, Mozambican Oil & Gas Chamber partner on local content development
21-07-2020 | 07:39:00
The African Energy Chamber and the Mozambican Oil & Gas Chamber have signed a cooperation agreement to support the development of local content in Mozambique and the attraction of investments.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with UNESCO, Eneza Education for digital mentorship programme
13-07-2020 | 07:20:00
Safaricom has partnered with UNESCO, and Eneza Education to implement a digital mentorship programme for high school students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
MultiChoice joins the UN as official African media supporter for global COVID-19 campaign
03-07-2020 | 11:20:00
The MultiChoice Group has become an official supporter of the United Nations’ global COVID-19 awareness campaign Pause which launched globally on 30 June.
GhanaWeb launches online election polls ahead of December general elections
30-06-2020 | 11:38:00
GhanaWeb has spearheaded the creation of online election polls in Ghana with the launch of the Ghana Election Poll in June.
Satellite TV gains popularity in Ghana and Nigeria, study
26-06-2020 | 06:11:00
Study shows Satellite TV reception increases by 23 per cent in Nigeria and 19 per cent in Ghana in 2019 since the last study, conducted two years ago.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with Radio Africa and MediaMax on distribution of digital newspapers
23-06-2020 | 14:04:00
Safaricom has partnered with Radio Africa Group and Mediamax to enable customers purchase The Star and People Daily e-Papers for KES 10 per issue.
[Kenya] Safaricom to offer affordable YouTube data bundles as consumption of digital content grows
10-06-2020 | 11:05:00
Safaricom and Google have announced plans to leverage their digital and data capability to enable Kenyans access the wide collection of entertainment, education, sports and news content available on YouTube.
Telecoming expands into Egypt to promote digital entertainment
05-06-2020 | 07:40:00
Telecoming, a global company in the development of digital services monetization technologies, has entered the Egypt market to promote digital entertainment.
MultiChoice, YES partner to create youth employment in South Africa
03-06-2020 | 15:10:00
MultiChoice Group (MCG) announces its partnership with the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative which has resulted in the creation of 400 new job opportunities.
CNN partners with UNWTO on Travel Tomorrow campaign
27-05-2020 | 09:00:00
CNN International has teamed up with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, on a campaign that aims to drive imagination for future trips.
[Interview] James Hunt, Vice President, Creative & Marketing Lead, CNN International Commercial
26-05-2020 | 14:00:00
CNN International Commercial Vice President and Marketing Lead James Hunt discusses strategies the company has put in place while working with brands to remobilize as they adapt to the new world order.
Travel Africa Network selects Eutelsat to launch first HD African travel channel
26-05-2020 | 08:14:00
Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first High Definition African travel channel.
United Nations launches global initiative to combat misinformation
22-05-2020 | 09:50:29
The United Nations launched ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.
[South Africa] DStv, GOtv announce launch of 'The Africa We See'
13-05-2020 | 13:39:00
DStv and GOtv have announced the launch of The Africa We See campaign; a heart-warming celebration of the excellence and power of Africa, its people and the rich stories that come from the continent.
Netflix celebrates Africa month with Made in Africa collection
09-05-2020 | 11:10:00
Netflix has announced the introduction of a Made in Africa collection - a curated list of African series, films and documentaries - to celebrate Africa Month.
Airtel Africa picks Vubiquity as premium content supplier
09-05-2020 | 06:31:00
Vubiquity has announced that it will become a premium content supplier and exclusive content curator for Airtel Africa.
CNN bets on Rani Raad to harmonize global commercial strategy
08-05-2020 | 11:15:00
CNN Worldwide has appointed Rani Raad as President, CNN Commercial, a newly created position, as the company seeks to broaden new business streams.
MeMo² sets the course in Marketing Analytics
06-05-2020 | 13:12:00
MeMo² recently introduced a new way of real-time cross-media measurement and optimization. Dutch consumers can now share continuous cross-media exposure, shopping behavior and in-depth insights with the THX app.
Film, television production houses to resume operations in South Africa
04-05-2020 | 15:48:00
Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister has signed and gazetted directions allowing electronic communication services and network services, advertising agencies, film and television production companies to resume operations.
[Startup Interview] Josephine Pretorius, Founder, Consolidated Marketing Services, South Africa
04-05-2020 | 14:57:00
Josephine Pretorius is the founder and CEO of Consolidated Marketing Services, CMS, a South African startup offering marketing and PR services to clients predominantly in the energy and power infrastructure sector.
[Startup Interview] Ancel Bwire, CEO, Ancywax, Uganda
04-05-2020 | 14:54:00
Ancywax is a research, media and marketing startup domiciled in Uganda’s capital Kampala that has since 2014 been offering clients a cocktail of services from idea to implementation through a model dubbed Concept Development.
TikTok contributes $10 million to support lower-income countries in Africa fight COVID-19
01-05-2020 | 10:26:00
TikTok will contribute US$ 10 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to support Gavi’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in lower-income countries in Africa.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches Fast Forward Series on Video Play
29-04-2020 | 11:28:23
In a move to reach more businesses digitally, Vodacom has launched Fast Forward Series on Video Play, a Video streaming service available via the web browser or downloadable app.
1.5 million South African workers set to return to work in May
28-04-2020 | 07:22:00
About 1.5 million more South Africans will from 1 May return to work as government begins to lift a fraction of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
SES delivers over 8,300 TV Channels to 367 million homes worldwide, study
24-04-2020 | 08:05:00
SES announced that the number of global TV households it reaches directly or indirectly via satellite has increased by 12 million to 367 million in 2019.
RCS Ghana selects Eutelsat for DTH broadcasting
23-04-2020 | 15:11:00
World satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year contract with RCS Ghana to provide capacity for the broadcast of its DTH bouquet bringing content to viewers in Ghana and beyond.
Government, private sector, NGOs partner to curb fake news in South Africa amid COVID-19
23-04-2020 | 15:01:00
A hi-tech monitoring and evaluation process has been put in place to assess complaints and reports from the media, the public and other sectors of society, with the ability to take down fake news items on a range of platforms.
[South Africa] MultiChoice invests R4.5 million in community TV stations
23-04-2020 | 11:31:00
MultiChoice will be supporting three of South Africa’s community TV stations with a total investment of R4.5 million where each of the selected stations will use the R1.5 million funding for the creation of fresh, new content.
Ipelegeng Thibedi appointed Weber Shandwick Africa CEO
08-04-2020 | 14:58:00
Weber Shandwick announced the appointment of Ipelegeng (Ipi) Thibedi as the new CEO of its African operations.
The MultiChoice Talent Factory launches free online masterclasses
08-04-2020 | 06:52:58
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) has announced the launch of a series of online masterclasses available on Africa’s creative network, the MTF portal!
TV shapes up Kenyan agriculture
06-04-2020 | 11:45:00
Kenyan TV programmes have blazed the trail in providing timely and unique information on agriculture which has translated into increased social outreach.
Africa 24 Media launches Africa’s first video on demand platform
01-04-2020 | 11:05:00
Africa 24 Media has announced the official launch of the continent's first all factual video on demand platform. Yebo aims to be the guide of Africa through stories.
[Startup Interview] Mathias Pwol, CEO, Trillaman Studio, Nigeria
24-03-2020 | 14:33:00
Mathias Pwol is the CEO and producer of Trillaman Studio, an entertainment and media startup based in Lagos Nigeria.
[South Africa] MultiChoice expands information, entertainment offering and reach
23-03-2020 | 17:56:00
As most people are now required to spend more time at home to avoid the spreading of the COVID-19, Multichoice will provide broadened access to credible information at this time by making news channels more widely available.
[Startup Interview] Nathaniel Ndegwa, Managing Director, Tipping Point Media, Kenya
11-03-2020 | 12:44:00
Nathaniel Ndegwa is the Managing Director of Tipping Point Media, a Kenyan digital marketing startup that has now grown its clientele to 15 countries.
GhanaWeb wins Google funding to help journalism thrive in the digital age
04-03-2020 | 07:24:00
Global search engine, Google, has awarded a $1.93 million in funding for media related projects across Africa, Middle East and Turkey.
[Startup Interview] Rich Cheary, CEO, PT SportSuite, South Africa
26-02-2020 | 06:15:00
PT SportSuite is a South African company whose mission is to digitally disrupt the sporting industry’s media landscape by allowing sporting organisations to operate like commercially-minded modern media houses.
Ringier Africa Digital Publishing unifies all its brands under the company name PULSE
21-02-2020 | 13:34:39
Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), one of Africa’s leading media groups is unifying its assets across the continent - to form one integrated media company under the Pulse brand.
[Interview] Cajetan Boy, CEO, Et Cetera Productions, Kenya
14-02-2020 | 12:56:00
Cajetan Boy is the CEO of Et Cetera Productions, a Kenyan based film production company.
Cathy Ibal named CNN International Commercial Senior Vice President for EMEA region
12-02-2020 | 10:30:00
Cathy Ibal has been named CNN International Commercial’s (CNNIC) Senior Vice President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and will be reporting to Rani Raad, the President of CNNIC.
[Startup Interview] George Ugwuja, Founder, CapitalPower Multimedia, Nigeria
11-02-2020 | 09:35:00
CapitalPower Multimedia Ltd is a Nigeria-based multimedia startup whose core services include photography, videography, documentary production, drone services, animation, graphic design and prints.
[South Africa] Parliament calls for acceleration of implementation of Broadcasting Digital Migration
05-02-2020 | 11:22:41
The Portfolio Committee on Communications has raised a concern regarding the slow pace in the implementation of the Broadcasting Digital Migration (BDM) policy by the Department of Communications.
Airtel Zambia enters video streaming market with launch of TV
28-01-2020 | 13:34:00
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV.
Video streaming platform MVMO launches in Africa
23-01-2020 | 13:25:00
MVMO, an innovative new entrant to the high-growth African online entertainment market has announced the launch of its service in the continent.
[South Africa] MultiChoice, Department of Arts and Culture partner to upskill youth in Eastern Cape
23-01-2020 | 10:42:00
In partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, MultiChoice Talent Factory South Africa (MTFza), is facilitating a workshop aimed at upskilling youth in the video entertainment industry.
[South Africa] MTF Academy Masterclasses kicks off 2020
16-01-2020 | 12:14:22
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Masterclasses for 2020 have officially started.
Africa will have 47 million Pay TV subscribers by 2025, report
09-01-2020 | 06:16:00
Africa will have 47.26 million pay TV subscribers by 2025, up from 30.7 million at end-2019 according to the recent report by Research and Markets.
Airtel Nigeria unveils TV app
06-01-2020 | 06:22:06
Airtel Nigeria has launched Airtel TV application to provide live television, music videos, news, sports and lots more.
MultiChoice Africa appoints Nancy Matimu as Kenya’s Managing Director
24-12-2019 | 06:29:05
MultiChoice Africa has appointed Nancy Matimu as the MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director, effective December 2019.
[Nigeria] Publiseer launches initiative to bridge the gender imbalance gap in digital media
20-12-2019 | 09:52:00
Nigeria’s Digital content distribution platform Publiseer has launched an initiative that seeks to bridge the gender imbalance gap in the field of digital media.
[Interview] Henrik Barck, Founder and CEO, Afripods, Kenya
18-12-2019 | 05:58:00
Henrik Barck is the founder and CEO of Afripods, an African focused platform for podcasters with head office in Nairobi, Kenya.
[Kenya] PortableVoices signs podcast distribution and production partnership with Afripods
05-12-2019 | 05:14:00
Kenyan based media production and podcast network start-up PortableVoices has announced a podcast distribution partnership with Afripods, an African focused platform for podcasters with head office in Nairobi.
[South Africa] M-Net’s Magic in Motion rebrands to MultiChoice Talent Factory ZA
04-12-2019 | 09:56:00
After years of empowering the next generation of storytellers through on-the-job training, M-Net’s Magic in Motion now starts a new chapter as MultiChoice Talent Factory ZA.
ECOWAS sensitizes media on West Africa Competitiveness Programme
04-12-2019 | 08:47:22
ECOWAS in collaboration with the International Trade Centre and UNIDO sensitized members of the media on the West Africa Competitiveness Programme in Abuja, Nigeria.
CNN launches Call to Earth initiative to champion protection of the planet
25-11-2019 | 10:45:00
CNN has launched Call to Earth, a global initiative to engage communities the world over in making a difference to protect the future of the planet.
NAGRA and Openview extend content protection partnership for Openview HD platform in South Africa
25-11-2019 | 08:40:00
NAGRA, has announced the extension of its content protection partnership with Openview, South Africa’s leading free-to-air direct-to-home satellite television service provider.
Boomplay teams up with Sony to expand African footprint
20-11-2019 | 09:43:00
Boomplay is teaming up with up with Sony Music Entertainment to expand its reach within Africa. The deal will see Boomplay bring Sony’s catalogue to over 60 million people in Africa.
[South Africa] Standard Bank ups its customer experience strategy, a digital push to win in the increasingly competitive economy
14-11-2019 | 09:46:00
Standard Bank Group has appointed two more agencies to consolidate its customer engagement efforts in a bold digital push to win in the increasingly competitive client experience economy.
UK steps up support for media freedom in Malawi
05-11-2019 | 13:21:00
The British High Commissioner has encouraged the media fraternity in Malawi to apply for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship.
Boomplay Music enters Francophone countries
17-10-2019 | 06:05:00
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.
[South Africa] MultiChoice Talent Factory Class of 2020 start their first day
10-10-2019 | 05:22:00
The MultiChoice Talent Factory Academies in Nairobi, Lagos and Lusaka class of 2020 students have started their first day in class.
[South Africa] The Bold and the Beautiful makes a comeback courtesy of Video Play
09-10-2019 | 13:15:00
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.
Cameroon's first animated film arrives on MTN's Yabadoo
09-10-2019 | 09:15:00
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.
Facebook expands its third-party fact-checking programme to 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa
09-10-2019 | 06:47:00
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.
[Ghana] Nestlé and GJA partner to promote nutrition Education
03-10-2019 | 08:00:20
Nestlé Ghana and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) have entered a partnership to drive nutrition knowledge among Ghanaians.
Ethiopia welcomes Ethiosat, the first dedicated TV platform
03-10-2019 | 07:21:00
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.
[Namibia] One Africa Television signs live streaming and VoD deal with TV2Africa
01-10-2019 | 12:13:00
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 and Kenya Film Commission partner to accelerate the development of the film industry in Kenya
25-09-2019 | 07:34:00
Canon has partnered with the Kenya Film Commission, established by the Kenyan government in 2005, to promote the Kenyan film industry locally and internationally.
Japanese car manufacturers dominate Kenya’s automotive industry
24-09-2019 | 08:09:53
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 launches first of its kind voice broadcasting software in South Africa
24-09-2019 | 07:03:25
Everlytic, Vox Telecom's digital communication and automation business, has just launched a groundbreaking new feature: voice broadcasting.
MultiChoice Uganda partners with PEP Stores to grow reach
18-09-2019 | 06:58:00
MultiChoice Uganda has announced a new partnership with PEP Stores, a multinational retail company to bring DStv and GOtv products and services closer to subscribers in Kampala.