Content Distribution

Oct 12, 2020  |  Multichoice Studios Aims For Middle East Market With MENA.TV Deal

South Africa's Multichoice Studios has reportedly agreed with the Middle Eastern TV content market place, Mena.TV to offer its content to potential buyers from the Middle East.   According to industry analysts, TV Content Marketplace of the Middle East and ...


Oct 09, 2020  |  International: ViacomCBS International Studios Launches Distribution Arm

The division of ViacomCBS Network International (VCNI) responsible for generating original content, ViacomCBS International Studios has announced it is forming a unified business structure and the creation of a distribution arm - "ViacomCBS International Studios Distribution". The distribution arm, according ...


Oct 07, 2020  |  StarTimes Partners To Roll-Out Another Nollywood Channel, PBO TV

StarTimes have announced it is in partnership with the Nollywood production company Big Idea Mediaworks to bring to its platform another Nollywood-content focused TV channel, PBO TV.   The new channel, promoted as "providing premium entertainment to everyone" will offer ...


Sep 30, 2020  |  Netflix Announces New Slates Of Original Films Out Of Nigeria

Netflix plans to ramp up its offering for local content in Africa went up another notch as it announces that it has commissioned a slew of original films and series and signed new deals with producers and distributors from the ...


Netflix Looking To Boost Subscribers In Africa With More Content And A Mobile Plan

Netflix, the global streaming giant, has decided to revamp its market development strategy in Africa as it looks to move beyond servicing only the wealthy segment to targeting the broader market. It plans to do this with its 'mobile-only' subscription ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...