Content Services

Oct 02, 2017  |  Netflix Announces Partnership With Kwese Media In South Africa; Launches On Play Streaming Box.

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Kwese Media, a subsidiary of Econet in South Africa. This partnership which kicked off with the launch of Netflix on the Kwese Play streaming box aims ...


Sep 28, 2017  |  Nigeria: Dope TV Hopes To Compete Well In A Crowded Market

Dope TV, a free web-based digital urban youth and family entertainment multi-TV platform has launched its first operations in Nigeria, with free and unlimited access to movies, news and other entertainment TV shows for the young and old. This aggregated ...


Sep 26, 2017  |  Nigeria: MultiChoice Says It Is Not Looking To Offer The Pay-Per-View Model For Now!

Multichoice - Nigeria's largest Pay-TV provider - has debunked recent reports that it will offer its content on a pay-per-view basis. In a public statement from the organisation, it said it has at "no time announced it was launching a ...


Sep 25, 2017  |  South Africa: DStv Seeks To Stop Content Repeats Across Channels

DStv South Africa is redirecting its focus to the reduction of repeats across its TV channels including probably cancellation and or merger of certain channels. The aim is to achieve zero repeats during prime-time viewing hours and increase its ...


BBC World Service Targets Rapid East African Expansion

BBC World Service has announced it is seeking to rapidly expand its East African services. To this end, the BBC World Service is launching three new services targeting audiences of these two East African countries; Ethiopia and Eritrea. The services ...

AU Sets Up The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) To Bolster AfricaÂ’s Film Industry

The African Union (AU) has finalised the formal establishment of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to promote the film and audio-visual industry in Africa. The AACC was first put in place in Ethiopia in 2016 as a specialised ...

Canal+ And Nagra Extend Content Protection Partnership

Canal+ (Canal Plus) has announced it is to extend its content protection partnership with Nagra. Under this partnership agreement, Nagra, part of the Kudelski Group will provide the pan-African Pay-TV broadcaster with both a smart-card as well as a cardless ...

BBC Worldwide To Deepen Content Sales To Kwesè TV

BBC Worldwide has announced that it is ramping up it's content sales and provisioning to Econet Media Kwesè TV. According to the deal, BBC Worldwide is providing more than 50 hours 'mixed-genre' programming to Kwesè TV for use across all ...

CBeebies - BBC Worldwide Children's Flagship Programme - Added To Kwese's Stable

Kwese TV's content catalogue is reportedly adding BBC's Worldwide children's flagship programme - CBeebies - to its stable. CBeebies is one of the best export of the children/kids category from BBC Worldwide, targeted at children aged six and below. The ...

StarTimes Africa To Broadcast Live Major European Football Leagues

Startimes, one of Africa's major Digital Pay-TV organisations has announced a comprehensive line-up of top-level live football broadcast from a whole swath of European football leagues and global tournaments. Startimes have over the years secured rights, many of the exclusively, ...

Multichoice South Africa Warns Of Possible Increase In Content Piracy

Multichoice South Africa and its subsidiary M-Net have raised fresh concerns about the changes in the copyright laws being proposed in South Africa. The company is saying that the new laws are not enough to protect owners, producers and publishers ...

Fox Networks Group Investing In Africa Local Content and VOD Service

Gary Alfonso, the head of Fox Africa have confirmed that his organisation is ready to put substantial investment into pure-play African content to enable it to compete favourably in the market. Owned by Fox Networks Group, Fox Africa says they ...

SABC To Add 'Viewer Discretion Warning' To Shows With 'Suggestive Sex' Content

The South African Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCCSA) has ordered that the country's public broadcasters SABC to consider adding a "Viewer Discretion Advised" notification to some of their shows and programmes with suggestive sexual content shown on TV before the "watershed ...

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Powers On With Content Delivery Deals Across Africa

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) appears to be further scaling-up its content delivery business in Africa with a string of confirmation on existing contract as well as the signing of new platforms to deliver its content. A state-of-business statement by ...