Content Distribution

Sep 24, 2020  |  The Africa Channel's Production Arm To Sell "African Content" Globally

TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel is reported to have concluded licencing deals that would take its slate of lifestyle shows to a number of global and digital networks. TAC Studio says the agreements it has signed ...


Sep 21, 2020  |  Disney and Nigeria's FilmOne Entertainment Sign Content Distribution Pact

FilmOne Entertainment, a theatrical content distribution outfit with operations in West Africa have confirmed it is in agreement with Disney to distribute content from its stable including from Disney Pictures, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation.  According to elements of the ...


Sep 16, 2020  |  Multichoice And Televisa Networks Launch New Entertainment Channel

Africa's pay-tv giant, the Multichoice Group, has partnered with Televisa Networks to launch a new entertainment channel - "TLNovelas" which will reside on the DStv channel until August 2021.   According to Multichoice, the "TLNovelas" channel will be an "exclusive ...


Sep 09, 2020  |  TNT Channel From Warner Media To Go On StartTimes Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Warner Media's TNT channel will launch across Africa's payTV company - StartTimes, it has been announced. According to the statement, the TNT channel will be put on the StarTimes DTT Basic Bouquet as well as Smart Bouquet on its DTH ...


StarzPlay Will Air Spinoff Of Its Original "Power" Exclusively In North Africa

"Power Book II: Ghost" is the spinoff of StarzPlay Original "Power". And this spinoff, the first of the four planned, is set to be aired across the North African territory exclusively by StarzPlay.   "Power Book II: Ghost" is also ...

CineMagic - SA Streaming Service Wants To Monetise Short-Form Local Content

South Africa's newest streaming service, CineMagic is inviting content producers - especially those specialising in short-form films - to contribute their content to its platform to easy monetisation.   According to the director of content acquisition for CineMagic, Mr Jaick ...

OpenView South Africa To Carry France 24 News Channel In English

France Médias Monde has announced it is in agreement with  OpenView South Africa to carry its France 24 News channel in English. OpenView is South Africa’s first free-to-air satellite TV service platform offering family entertainment with local and international shows. ...

Showmax Get Kids Content From Distributor, Jetpack!

Showmax confirmed it had signed a Kids and family-focused content deal with a United Kingdom based distributor - Jetpack Distribution. The terms of the agreement indicate that Showmax would have access to more than 150 hours of content from Jetpack's ...

South Africa: TNT Is First Among A Sea Of Film Viewership Decline

In June, movie viewing ratings in South Africa saw a decline of 11 per cent. And even so, the TNT channel was reportedly ranked number one above other movie and films channels in South Africa.   TNT, a specialist channel ...

ViacomCBS Network International Streaming Platform Will Not Come To Africa When Launched

As ViacomCBS Network International (VCNI) is set to join the global streaming war that already has Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Showmax all battling it out, it is being reported that VCNI has no immediate plans to ...

Nigeria's "First" Lesbian Movie To Be Distributed Online Due To Censorship

As same-sex relationships are still illegal in Nigeria, the makers of the local film "ife" (translated Love) has decided to distribute the movie solely on online platforms as a go-around to Nigeria's homophobic environment.   The movie producer, Pamela Adie, ...

WATCH: Discussion On Licensing, Co-production And Commissioning For Local Content Acquisition In Africa

Africa's media leader assess the roles of "Licensing, Co-production And Commissioning For Local Content Acquisition In Africa" at Broadcast Media Africa (BMA)'s online Forum on Content Production and Distribution For Digital TV and Platforms

Ethiopia: Canal+ Offers Premium Direct-To-Home (DTH) Platform

Canal+ and Eutelsat have agreed what is thought to be a multi-year plan to provide support for Canal+ as it launches its premium DTH platform in Ethiopia. The platform, which is due to be operative from early 2021, is reported ...

Disney Adds "Black Is King" To MNet And Canal+ Afrique

Disney's distribution has secured the deal to bring the new film "Black Is King" - from Beyoncé Knowles-Carter - to Multichoice Mnet and Canal+ Afrique. The movie, which is set for a 31 July release date, is set to also ...