Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has announced revamped content offering across its local and Bollywood content giving viewers wider variety across its entertainment content genre.
A modern media company would likely use a combination of broadcast media, social media, written content, video clips, as well as animation and physical activations to share content and market their brand.
The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition has expanded its ecosystem of partners and judges for its 4th edition.
APO Group is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious PRovoke Africa SABRE Award for the public relations campaign around the Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition.
Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, launches in South Africa.
Rand Merchant Bank, RMB, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, has launched an appealing new brand campaign that speaks to the bank’s ability to deliver on seemingly disparate objectives.
African Media Agency announced its partnership with Africa’s most important conduits of investment into Africa, AFSIC – Investing in Africa.
With more and more businesses moving into the e-commerce space, it's increasingly becoming essential to curve a way for your online business to stand out and thrive among competitors.
Les marques de distributeurs et les emballages personnalisés essentiels pour redéfinir la perception des marques "Made in Africa".
Les biens et produits fabriqués en Afrique sont souvent perçus comme étant de qualité inférieure à ceux d'autres pays. Redéfinir cette image est essentiel pour accroître la compétitivité des fournisseurs africains, tant au niveau local qu'international.
Goods and products manufactured in Africa are often perceived to be of inferior quality compared to those from other countries. Redefining that image is key to increasing the competitiveness of African suppliers both locally and internationally.
This expansion provides Entravision, through its Africa-based digital business unit, Entravision 365 Digital, a presence in East Africa, as it looks to expand its breadth of digital solutions, media representations and creative services to new emerging markets..
Popular on-air-personality, Rufai Oseni, has partnered with MyNigeria.com to launch a weekly column titled EUREKA to inform and enlighten Nigerians.
Trace, Mastercard Foundation launch Trace Academia to enable young Africans acquire on-demand, market-relevant skills
Trace and the Mastercard Foundation launched Trace Academia, a free-to-use, interactive, mobile-based learning application that aims to enable 26 million young Africans to acquire on-demand, market-relevant skills.
African Media Agency, VivaTech join forces to promote business innovation, drive opportunities in Africa tech
The African Media Agency (AMA), a pan-African PR and communications firm announced a partnership with Europe's startup and tech event, VivaTech, to promote business innovation and drive opportunities in Africa tech industry.
This will be the first-ever report that will cater exclusively to the PR and communications industry within the African continent.
SES announced the results of its annual Satellite Monitor market research, the industry’s premier accounting of satellite’s TV reach, which underscores SES’s position as the leader in enabling content delivery via satellite directly and indirectly.
Most of us can hardly associate the B2B space with creativity. Naturally. Since most B2B communication revolves around complex solutions that are explained at length using mostly boring business jargon.
MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor company powering nearly two billion connected devices every year, launched the Dimensity 700 and Dimensity 1200 chips across the African market.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), has announced a partnership with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), to enable access to JoVE's library of over 14,000 videos in STEM subjects for Egyptian citizens.
FactSpace West Africa has entered into a partnership with AW Free Foundation to expand the fight against misinformation, disinformation, fake news and propaganda across Africa.
APO Group, was appointed the Official Newswire for Africa Tech Festival, a series of world-class tech events that includes AfricaCom, AfricaTech, the AHUB, the AFest and the AfricaCom Awards.
BCM has previously raised about $620k in angel and pre-seed funding between 2016 and 2020.
African Media Agency, a pan-African communications network, announced the launch of AMA Academy, a free tool for the African media industry dedicated to empowering journalists, content providers and publishers through tailored training and certification.
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TOD, a pioneering new subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) platform, has been unveiled to audiences across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse, is set to unlock African creativity and connect Africa to the global digital economy. At an event in Johannesburg, plans were announced for commercialisation of the 3D virtual reality experience.
DMS, the digital arm of Choueiri Group, announced it would be serving as the exclusive media representatives for InMotion outcome-based solutions in the MENA region.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: More African countries are competing for a share of the continent’s data center market
This week, Acronis, a global player in cyber protection announced the availability of a new Acronis Cyber Cloud Data Center in Lagos, Nigeria.
Meta has announced that it is expanding the availability of Facebook Reels for iOS and Android to more than 20 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
Meta launched Reels on Facebook in the US for iOS and Android back in September last year and it looks like users in other countries like Kenya will now be able to use them.
This has been quite an interesting week in tech in Africa. The biggest news coming from Nigeria where fintech startup Flutterwave tripled its valuation to over $3 billion after raising $250 million in Series D funding
FOX News International, FOX News Media’s global streaming service, announced it will expand distribution into Africa, increasing its reach to 44 countries worldwide.
In a continent that grapples with limited ICT infrastructure and access to internet and digital technologies, radio remains the leading communication medium in Africa.
Pay Television broadcaster StarTimes Media has committed to inject an additional Ksh.200 Million investment in local content development this year.
Landing in Beijing right now is like entering a fortress. At the Capital International Airport – the only port of entry permitted for athletes, Games personnel, and media – all Olympic participants will be kept totally apart from the general population.
Showmax and Safaricom have partnered to offer customers two months of streaming for the price of one while making it easier for Kenyans to pay for and watch their favourite shows on their mobile devices.
Pan-African music streaming service, Mdundo, has announced a 22 percent growth in its user base in the last quarter of 2021. The platform recorded 20 million users at the end of Q4, up from 16.3 Million, in Q3.
What is business branding, how does it increase sales, why should you create a brand for your small business? These are some of the questions this article aims to answer.
Junior Achievement (JA) Africa and The Richer Media Limited have signed a partnership to produce The Junior Billionaires Club TM (JBC), an animated TV series designed to teach children across Africa about financial literacy and wealth principles.
According to a 2021 survey conducted by Opinium and commissioned by Shaped, Covid-19 has brought a renewed focus on creativity and bravery amongst senior tech marketers in the US and UK.
Ghana’s first Advertising-based Video on Demand (AVoD) and free streaming news channel, GhanaWeb TV, has recorded 4.6 million views in the first month of its launch in November 2021.
Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment streaming service, has announced a commitment of $1 million towards the newly-established Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) for film and TV students in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The scholarship fund forms part of Netflix’s global Netflix Creative Equity Fund launched in 2021 to be allocated to various initiatives over the next 5 years with the goal of developing a strong, diverse pipeline of creatives around the world.
MultiChoice has further expanded its hyperlocal offering with the launch of two new TV channels – Maningue Magic and Kwenda Magic – for audiences in Mozambique and Angola respectively.
Africa’s fact-checkers join 80 global fact-checking orgs call for YouTube to stop the spread of misinformation
PesaCheck, and its parent organisation, Code for Africa (CfA), have joined with over 80 other International Fact-Checking Network members from over 60 countries calling on YouTube to combat the spread of misinformation on the platform.
The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, announced the lifting of the suspension in a statement saying president Buhari had given the approval to lift the suspension.
[South Africa] Realness Institute and Netflix Extend 2022 Episodic Lab and DET Entry Deadline For African Writers
Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix has extended calls for submissions calls for the 2022 Episodic Lab and Development Executive Traineeship (DET) programmes from African writers.
Mastercard is bringing awareness to some of the world’s most critical issues through an innovative podcast series ‘Journey to One Billion’.
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has acquired broadcasting rights the TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in sub-Saharan Africa.
Chinese smartphone maker TECNO is working with BBC Storyworks, BBC Studios’ in-house commercial content studio to create a short film on mobile camera innovation.
Streaming services in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and other parts of Africa, ranked highest at 273 per cent ahead of other regions of the world.
This has been quite a busy week for African startups. Egyptian fees management and digital collection platform, KlickIt, announced the closing of its first investment round to further develop its platform.
Minly, the MENA region’s media & entertainment startup, announced the acquisition of Oulo, a Dubai-based celebrity shoutout platform focused on the Levant region.
Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling.
Business leaders across Africa are embracing changes that come with digital transformation, as Africa bets on technology to unlock its vast potential.
This investment provides Entravision with a geographic foothold in Africa, as the Company looks to expand its breadth of digital services to new emerging markets.
Irvine Partners, a multi-national public relations and integrated marketing agency, has been awarded the Spotify communications account in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Zee Entertainment has announced the launch of Zee TV, Zee One, and Zee Tamizh on pay television platform StarTimes media
Pan-African music streaming service, Mdundo, has announced that the platform recorded 16.4 Million unique users for the quarter ending September 2021.
Social media giant Facebook has a new name. At the company’s annual Connect conference held on October 28th, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will now be known as Meta.
Television Commerce or t-commerce is a growing trend across the globe where consumers can instantly purchase products that appear on TV. Interactive live TV shopping is easy, simply point and click the remote to purchase a product.
MwareTV announces availability of an entirely customisable OTT service for ISPs and telco operators in Africa
MwareTV, a leading cloud-based multi-tenant platform, has revealed the availability to telco operators and internet service providers (ISPs) in Africa of a new, end-to-end TV solution.
Samsung Electronics announced the launch of Samsung Newsroom Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which will serve as the official news source of Samsung Electronics for MENA media and consumers.
Subscriptions started life in the media world, with newspaper and magazine subscriptions dating back centuries. But in the last ten years, the subscription business model has exploded
Netflix has introduced a free mobile only plan in Kenya as the company looks to tap into the growing VoD streaming market in the country.
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has today unveiled annual and quarterly subscription payment options targeting lower package subscribers enrolled to the platform’s Nyota bouquet.
To help reduce inequities in Ghana's healthcare delivery, Penplusbytes together with its partners, SEND Ghana and the Ghana News Agency, implemented the USAID funded People for Health (P4H) project and are set to host the maiden edition of RIHCA 2021.
This week, Facebook announced a new partnership with Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic to launch a new campaign against fake news in Nigeria.
Sporty.com, an online sports media and entertainment brand, has partnered with NTA to simulcast its free-to-air broadcast of premium sports content.
Social media giant Facebook has announced a new partnership with Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic to launch a new campaign against fake news.
Safal Group, Africa’s Manufacturer of Steel Roofing Products with a footprint across eight countries launched the Safal Eye in the Wild Competition 2021.
L'AfDB a nominée M. Solomon Mugera au poste de directeur de la Communication et des relations extérieures
De nationalité kényane, M. Mugera apporte une vaste expérience à ce rôle. Journaliste et directeur de médias expérimenté, il totalise plus de 20 ans d’expertise à l’échelle internationale.
The African Development Bank has appointed Solomon Mugera as Director, Communication and External Relations, effective 1 October 2021.
Innovative solutions by African entrepreneurs continue to make local impact while having a global appeal.
Eros STX Global Corporation and Amazon Prime Video have announced they have closed a multi-year first window output deal in South Africa, effective immediately.
Subscribers enrolled on Pay Television platform StarTimes media Basic package are set to enjoy an enriched content offer after the company introduced five additional channels.
MVIWATA FM attracts smallholder farmers, youth and other marginalized groups, reaching approximately 250,000 people in the rural and urban areas of Tanzania.
Twenty-five African female-founded tech startups have been selected for the second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program.
Aleph Holding, global partner to the world's digital media players, announced its acquisition of majority stake in Connect Ads, a digital media and advertising solutions provider specialising in the Middle East and Africa.
PWC estimates that Kenya’s potential annual revenues in the industry will be over Sh900 billion by 2025. This means entertainment and media revenue in Kenya will overtake Nigeria to deliver just below Sh100 billion ahead of South Africa.
To help strengthen broadband infrastructure and improve online access to digital services for individuals and businesses in more than 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, IFC has invested in a new fund by Convergence Partners Africa.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: African fintechs are diversifying to offer a wide range of complementary services
Kenyan-based fintech startup Cellulant this week also received approval from Bank of Tanzania to Become a Payment Solution Service Provider.
The surging demand for digital connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic has led IFC's commitments to the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sector in emerging markets to exceed $1 billion for the first time in one fiscal year.
Verimatrix, Renmore Partners collaborate to offer scalability and affordability for digital TV switchover in Nigeria
Verimatrix, the leader in powering the modern connected world with people-centered security, announced that Renmore Partners selected Verimatrix’s conditional access technology to offer Nigerians cost-effective at-home entertainment.
Orange Egypt has teamed up with Amazon to offer Orange pre-paid and post-paid customers 6 months of Amazon Prime Video, courtesy of Orange.
In line with its commitment to investing in and amplifying African music, Audiomack has teamed up with entertainment provider, Ziiki Media, to propel the craft of artistes across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa through marketing campaigns.
South African born Avatar Cape Town, a subsidiary of the Avatar Agency Group , triumphed in a TECNO global pitch by demonstrating its mantra of ideas that move people against international network agencies in the Europe and APAC.
As the eyes of the world turn towards the UAE from October-March for Expo 2020 Dubai, CNN will be an Official Broadcaster for the event, bringing unrivalled coverage to global audiences and staging a prominent presence at Expo itself.
Forsberg, who was named a Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise in 2016, emphasizes the need for community action and education to achieve long-lasting conservation.
The MultiChoice Group has appointed Duma Collective as its lead Creative Communications agency. Duma Collective will oversee public relations and social media for DStv, General Entertainment channels and the group’s corporate brand.
Opera has launched Hype Clubs, public and interest-based group chats in Hype, the new chat service built into the Opera Mini web browser. Hype is currently available and quickly gaining popularity in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Zambia.
C. Moore Media International Public Relations (CMM), a New York-headquartered PR agency focusing on the US, UK, and African markets, announces the second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program.
MultiChoice is enhancing its digital customer service through an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot. Called The Ultimate Master of Information, or T.U.M.I, this innovative service is available 24/7 to answer customer queries about products and services.
Safaricom has unveiled BAZE, a mobile-first, video-on-demand service that offers a wide selection of local and regional short form videos in comedy, drama, lifestyle, music, among others.
Africa’s e-commerce market could grow by more than $14.5 billion between 2025-2030. This is according to an IFC report published this week.
Media streaming and download service Boomplay and Hitlab, a digital media and entertainment company have a new competition targeting emerging artists across Africa.
The MultiChoice Group and the MultiChoice Talent Factory are proud to celebrate the love of African cinema with the Colours of Africa film series.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has announced that it is making final touches on the review of children and local content programming guidelines.
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has announced plans to roll out of exclusive productions that continue to feature on the subscriber platforms online application StarTimes ON and the local content self-produced channel, Rembo TV.
Linda Weaver has been appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Africa Communications Media Group (ACG), the African-owned, pan-African firm handling communications and reputation management for global clients in the African context.