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African Energy Chamber appoints APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board
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 and The Walt Disney Africa announced they have partnered to add two 24-hour ESPN channels, available to DStv customers from 29 July 2020.
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.
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 an African, user-generated content platform has been offering a digital space for African creators to post content they have created.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 has spearheaded the creation of online election polls in Ghana with the launch of the Ghana Election Poll in June.
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.
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.
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, a global company in the development of digital services monetization technologies, has entered the Egypt market to promote digital entertainment.
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 International has teamed up with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, on a campaign that aims to drive imagination for future trips.
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.
Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first High Definition African travel channel.
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.
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 has announced the introduction of a Made in Africa collection - a curated list of African series, films and documentaries - to celebrate Africa Month.
Vubiquity has announced that it will become a premium content supplier and exclusive content curator for Airtel Africa.
CNN Worldwide has appointed Rani Raad as President, CNN Commercial, a newly created position, as the company seeks to broaden new business streams.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Weber Shandwick announced the appointment of Ipelegeng (Ipi) Thibedi as the new CEO of its African operations.
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) has announced the launch of a series of online masterclasses available on Africa’s creative network, the MTF portal!
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 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.
Mathias Pwol is the CEO and producer of Trillaman Studio, an entertainment and media startup based in Lagos Nigeria.
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.
Nathaniel Ndegwa is the Managing Director of Tipping Point Media, a Kenyan digital marketing startup that has now grown its clientele to 15 countries.
Global search engine, Google, has awarded a $1.93 million in funding for media related projects across Africa, Middle East and Turkey.
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 (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.
Cajetan Boy is the CEO of Et Cetera Productions, a Kenyan based film production company.
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.
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
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 Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV.
MVMO, an innovative new entrant to the high-growth African online entertainment market has announced the launch of its service in the continent.
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.
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Masterclasses for 2020 have officially started.
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 has launched Airtel TV application to provide live television, music videos, news, sports and lots more.
MultiChoice Africa has appointed Nancy Matimu as the MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director, effective December 2019.
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.
Henrik Barck is the founder and CEO of Afripods, an African focused platform for podcasters with head office in Nairobi, Kenya.
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.
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 in collaboration with the International Trade Centre and UNIDO sensitized members of the media on the West Africa Competitiveness Programme in Abuja, Nigeria.
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, 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 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
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.
The British High Commissioner has encouraged the media fraternity in Malawi to apply for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship.
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 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.
UK-based content distributor ViewMedia will launch a new digital broadcast platform on the Amos-17 communication satellite located at the 17 degrees east orbital position above Africa.
V-Nova, a provider of video compression technologies, has announced a new streaming service, MVMO, due to launch in Africa in late 2019.
iflix serves as a digital hosting and distribution platform for Western and Asian dramas obtained through partnerships with over 150 studios and content distributors globally.
ZEE5 Global is offering its top news channels available free for streaming in select countries in APAC, MENA and Africa.
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.
Facebook has announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme.
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.
As of 30 August, sports fans across Africa will gain access to ESPN offerings online and on TV, with the rebrand of Fox Sports Africa to ESPN.
TVCabo users will be able to watch ZAP and DSTV channels at any time and place via devices such as smartphone, tablet, computer, or operator's IPTV Box, provided they are connected to the Internet.
The USTDA awarded a grant to South Africa’s Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) for a pilot project that will help improve internet access for rural and semi-rural areas through the use of American TV white space (TVWS) technologies.
Econet Group has confirmed that Econet Media Limited has ceased operations with effect from 5 August 2019.
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.
Showmax has officially launched a new video-on-demand service in Nigeria. Priced at over $8 per month, the video streaming service features a dedicated slate of Nigerian TV shows and movies.
Telecom Egypt has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Cable Network Egypt to provide Egypt’s customers with Internet Protocol television services.
Boluwa Olojo joined the startup Go Ads Africa as its Chief Marketing and Sales officer, telling the company story and selling its products.