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Nov 16, 2017   Study: 'Satellite Is Preferred Digital Video Infrastructure For Africa' - Eutelsat

Eutelsat - the global Satellite company, has remarked - in a recently released industry study - that Satellite TV will become the dominant means of reaching households across Africa with TV and video services. The report, based on a benchmark ...

Nov 16, 2017   South Africa: Cell C Bags Streaming Rights For Fox TV Channels

To prove its seriousness about entry into the video and TV streaming business, Cell C South has gone ahead to secure more content for it "Black" platform. According to reports from 21st Century Fox, Cell C have secured the rights ...

Nov 16, 2017   Kwese To Boost Programming Line-Up With Content From US-Based TV One

Pan-Africa's TV Broadcaster, Kwese TV, have concluded a content and programming deal with US-based cable network "TV One". The exclusive deal will allow Kwese TV to add TV One content to its programming line-up.  TV One offers a variety of ...

Nov 14, 2017   StarTimes Nigeria Delighted With Take-Up Of Pay-Per-Day Subscription Offer

Mr Justin Zhang, Chief Executive, Startimes Nigeria has expressed delighted at the initial reception received from their customers in Nigeria with regards their pay-per-day offering. Speaking to the media in Nigeria to reflect on the service launch, he said that ...

Nov 14, 2017   South Africa: e.tv Presents Five Channels. One Colour. Unlimited Entertainment

Mr Marlon Davids, the managing director of e.tv, has announced the launch of a new branding campaign that will help market the organisation products and services in preparation for the South African summer season. The new campaign with the message ...

Nov 14, 2017   Nigeria: Government Plans Millions Of Dollars On Entertainment Infrastructure

The Nigerian Government have restated a commitment to invest in the country's burgeoning entertainment industry. Making the statement during at the sidelines of the 4th All Africa Music Awards show in Lagos, Nigeria, the country's Minister of Information and Culture, ...

Nov 14, 2017   Juniper Research: Digital Content Revenue To Surpass USD 200 Billion By Year End 2018

A recently released industry report from Juniper Research is forecasting that by 2018 (next year), global revenues from digital content will be more than 200 billion US Dollars, representing a ten percent increase on this year's revenues of USD 184 ...

Nov 13, 2017   Multichoice Did Not Agree On A USD10 Million Carriage Rights Contract With ANN7

DStv South Africa has said that it did not agree to pay the Gupta family linked media organisation ANN7 the sum of USD 10 Milion as carriage rights fees for its TV channels. A source of Multichoice DStv confirmed that ...

Nov 13, 2017   AFRIMA 2017: Digitisation Is The Best That Can Happen To African Music

Participants in one of the various Roundtables at the that the All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) 2017 have submitted that digitisation of music is the best that could to ever happen to African music. It ensures its competitiveness at the ...

Nov 13, 2017   Fast-tracking Digital Switchover Is Key To A Connected Africa - ATU

The Secretary-General of the Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU), Mr Abdoulkarim Soumaila have urged African nations to push for an accelerated migration to digital broadcasting as the key to ensuring that the desired goal of an all-inclusive digital connectivity is achieved. ...

Nov 13, 2017   The "SA Connect" Programme May Be Complemented With Satellite Connectivity

Broadcast Media Africa has learnt that South Africa is seriously considering the deployment of Satellite technology as a viable complement to fibre for its "SA Connect" initiative. According to the ITWeb magazine, South Africa's deputy minister for the Department of ...

Nov 09, 2017   Sat Space Africa Sees Demand Growth As It Signs More Capacity With Telesat

After setting up hubs in South Africa, Angola and the United Kingdom, Sat Space has announced that it is expanding its service relationship with Telesat - a global satellite operator. Sat Space announced that it is contracting for more Ku-band ...

Nov 09, 2017   German-based CeTel To Deploy's Measat Africasat-1a For VSAT Services

Central European Telecom Services (CETel) and Measat Satellite Services Systems have entered into an agreement that allows CEtel to deploy the pan-African C-band VSAT services via the Africasat-1a platform. CEtel's managing director, Mr Guido Neumann expresses his organisation's delight with ...

Nov 09, 2017   Cell C Urges Competition Commission To Look Into SuperSport's Anti-Competitive Practices

Mr Jose Dos Santos, the Chief Executive of Cell C South Africa, have asked the South African market competition authorities to look into the market dominance and continued market practices of Multichoice and SuperSport in the African content rights market. ...

Nov 07, 2017   VOOV TV Launches A Social Media TV Platform In South Africa

Broadcast media Africa has learnt that South Africa will be getting its first-ever social media based TV platform. According to eNCA.com, VOOV TV is debuting as the first South African social media only streaming TV channel. The platform will allow ...

Nov 07, 2017   DStv Canned Disney Channel Kids Show Because Of Homosexual Storyline.

DStv South Africa is said to be pulling the Disney Channel's teen show Andi Mack off its platform because a storyline seems to have homosexual intonation.  The told storyline is where Andi Mack's main character, Cyrus, develops and pursues its ...

Nov 07, 2017   Cell C Enters Africa's OTT TV and VOD Market With "Black"; In Partnership With Vubiquity

BMA understood that Cell C (a South African mobile telecom operator) is entering the OTT TV and VoD market with content provider Vubiquity. Cell C is coming to this market with the brand "Black" and will offer sports, kids and ...

Nov 07, 2017   African Animation Network (AAN) Hope To Extend Industry's Reach With Animation Magazine

African Animation Network (AAN) and the world-renowned Animation Magazine have reached a partnership agreement to launch a dedicated section for African-focused animation of the industry flagship AnimationMagazine.net platform. This move will help drive the reach of AAN to a global ...

Nov 27, 2016   BBC World Service Delivers In Afaan Oromo, Amharic, Tigrinya, Igbo, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin.

BBC World Service, the international platform of the British public broadcaster (the BBC) has announced one of its biggest service expansion for decades. According to the corporation, it will be providing its service in 11 new languages across Africa. These ...

Nov 27, 2016   SA's Discover Digital To Provide OTT Facility For Sports Content

Discover Digital, a Over-the-top (OTT) TV provider has annouced a "break-through" solution that will "change the face of traditional sport broadcasting". The company's Managing Director, Mr Stephen Watson in a statement commented " Now, sports bodies can stream live coverage ...

Nov 27, 2016   Reality TV In Africa Has A new Face With Arise Africa In Malawi

Rise Africa, a Reality TV show comprising of 20 contenders from various parts of Malawi was launched in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Reality show, although loosely based or modelled after the Reality Hit “Big Brother” Africa has its own unique format ...

Nov 25, 2016   Guardian TV To Be Launched By Nigeria's Guardian Newspaper

One of the major newspapers houses in Nigeria is launching its TV Platform - Guardian TV. According to company sources, Guardian TV will deliver exclusive video interviews and up-to-the-minute videos from around the globe to any device that has an ...

Nov 25, 2016   OTT TV: Starz Play's expansion plan across Africa

Starz Play, a VOD and OTT TV provider in the Middle East and North Africa, is planning to offer its services to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. A high-profile industry source, quoting the CEO of Starz Play Arabia - Maaz ...

Nov 20, 2016   Thaicom and iSAT Africa Work Together To Provide More TV Channels With Enhanced C-Band Service Offering

Thaicom, Thailand's public company that provides satellite service for TV signals and data services, has gone into agreement with iSAT Africa to expand their C-band Multi Channel Per Carrier broadcast platform and services based on DVB-S modulation and MPEG-2 compression ...

Nov 01, 2016   Digital Switch-Over Starts in SA, Finally!

After several long and drawn-out attempts, South Africa - the country with the largest economy and most developed infrastructure on the continent - seem to, finally, be switching its broadcast signal from analogue to digital - even if this will ...