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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.
ViewMedia set to launch digital broadcasting platform in West Africa
17-09-2019 | 06:54:00
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 partners with Simplestream for new Pan-African streaming service
13-09-2019 | 06:16:00
V-Nova, a provider of video compression technologies, has announced a new streaming service, MVMO, due to launch in Africa in late 2019.
Iflix launches in Ghana
10-09-2019 | 07:05:00
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 introduces free streamlining channels in Africa, Middle East
06-09-2019 | 08:36:58
ZEE5 Global is offering its top news channels available free for streaming in select countries in APAC, MENA and Africa.
[South Africa] MultiChoice declares R1.5Bn payment to Phuthuma Nathi shareholders
03-09-2019 | 07:15:00
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 farmers find new fortunes in avocado farming
21-08-2019 | 06:45:00
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 launched on DSTV in Uganda
20-08-2019 | 06:04:00
BABA TV, the highest-ranked new channel in the 'family' with the best quality picture has been launched on DStv platform in Uganda.
BBC appoints Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services in Sub-Saharan Africa
20-08-2019 | 05:57:00
BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services, Sub-Saharan Africa.
Facebook expands its Africa local language coverage to enhance fact checking
14-08-2019 | 09:45:54
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 unveils Now! TV on DSTV
09-08-2019 | 08:33:06
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.
Fox Sports Africa channels and site rebrand to ESPN
09-08-2019 | 06:20:00
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.
[Angola] TVCabo introduces broadcasting on multiple digital platforms
09-08-2019 | 06:12:40
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.
USTDA expands affordable internet access in South Africa, creates new U.S. export opportunities
06-08-2019 | 06:34:00
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 confirms Kwese shutdown
05-08-2019 | 06:17:40
Econet Group has confirmed that Econet Media Limited has ceased operations with effect from 5 August 2019.
[African Blogger interview] Kenn Omollo, Founder, Joon, Kenya
02-08-2019 | 13:05:00
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.
[Column] Isaac Korir: Winning the war on fake news
31-07-2019 | 13:33:00
Fake news remains a topical hot potato. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle.
[Interview] Mary Njoku, Director General, ROK Film Studios, Nigeria
29-07-2019 | 08:23:00
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 launches video-on-demand service in Nigeria
24-07-2019 | 06:32:08
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 and Cable Network Egypt partner to enable IPTV services
22-07-2019 | 14:16:13
Telecom Egypt has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Cable Network Egypt to provide Egypt’s customers with Internet Protocol television services.
[Startup Interview] Boluwa Olojo, Marketing Officer, Go Ads Africa, Nigeria
18-07-2019 | 08:13:00
Boluwa Olojo joined the startup Go Ads Africa as its Chief Marketing and Sales officer, telling the company story and selling its products.
French media channel, Canal+ aquires Nigerian film studio, ROK
16-07-2019 | 08:35:00
African film studio and international TV network, ROK, has been acquired by CANAL+ Group, comprising production, content distribution and publishing channels.
AI Media Group launches online TV to champion Africa’s fourth industrial revolution
16-07-2019 | 06:30:34
The AI Media Group has added to their media portfolio a new streaming channel, AI TV, that holds conversations with African AI thought leaders.
[Column] Tini Sevak: Trust, reliability and relevance are at the heart of today’s news consumers
15-07-2019 | 11:30:00
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 and Discovery Inc announce launch of Real Time channel
12-07-2019 | 13:26:00
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.
MultiChoice Nigeria launches MyGOtv app
10-07-2019 | 12:05:46
Multichoice Nigeria has launched a new mobile app, MyGOtv, for its digital platform, GOtv.
[Column] Victor Oladokun: African sports as a business and a brand
10-07-2019 | 06:39:00
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.
Ethiopian broadcasters to migrate to SES Satellite creating dedicated Ethiopian TV environment
09-07-2019 | 07:39:41
Ethiopian private and public broadcasters, and the local media market, are poised for growth following two agreements signed between SES and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters.
[South Africa] MultiChoice partners with National Arts Festival to boost African arts
09-07-2019 | 07:36:32
The MultiChoice Group (MCG) is a proud partner of the National Arts Festival (NAF), Africa’s leading showcase of local and international creativity.
DBSA invests $2.25m development funding in Apalia24, DRC
04-07-2019 | 10:52:00
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced that it has committed project preparation funding to the value of USD $2.25 million to Apalia24, an innovative Off-grid Energy and Media Company in DRC.
Dangote Industries shows its commitment to empowering Africa in new CNN campaign
27-06-2019 | 14:15:00
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, KCB and Citizen TV are the most admired made in Kenya brands, survey
26-06-2019 | 12:50:46
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 partners with Genesis Cinemas to unveil ScreenX auditoriums in Nigeria for the first time
20-06-2019 | 11:05:00
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.
[South Africa] Carte Blanche opens a new paediatric burns unit in KwaZulu-Natal
20-06-2019 | 08:41:41
The Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust has prioritized the upliftment of paediatric facilities and services for trauma and burns patients at Ngwelezana Hospital, where the wards were seriously dilapidated and under-resourced.
Google opens applications for its Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge in Africa
19-06-2019 | 04:41:12
A few months after expanding Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge to Africa, Google has now announced that accepting application submissions from news organisations across the region.
[South Africa] M-Net, partners to create TV adaptation of Deon Meyer's Trackers
18-06-2019 | 09:16:00
M-Net has partnered with Cinemax and ZDF for the biggest original drama co-production in African television history, the six-part adaptation of Deon Meyer’s Trackers.