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Powerpuff Girls get an African connection
Powerpuff Girls get an African connection

Toya Delazy will voice a new Powerpuff Girl for Cartoon Network Africa when the five-part special premieres in October...

18 Sep 2017

Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal
Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first content sales deal with new pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media...

18 Sep 2017

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets...

18 Sep 2017

Nigeria: Multichoice to launch pay-per-view
Nigeria: Multichoice to launch pay-per-view

Multichoice Nigeria will be launching a pay-per-view (PPV) option in the country...

14 Sep 2017

Streaming service Iflix launches in Ghana
Streaming service Iflix launches in Ghana

Streaming Video on Demand (SVoD) service, Iflix, has been launched in Ghana...

13 Sep 2017

Ikenna Azuike
BBC's ‘What's Up Africa' is back

A new series of ‘What's Up Africa' launches this week and will broadcast daily with latest news across the continent in an off-beat tone...

8 Sep 2017

Nigerian Police TV to go live in November 2017
Nigerian Police TV to go live in November 2017

The chairman/CEO of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Service (NPBS) said the proposed NPBS would be hitting Nigerian airwaves November 28...

7 Sep 2017

Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn
Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn

NEW DELHI - Broadcast giant Star India has won global media rights for the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, the most popular sports event in the cricket-mad country of 1.25 billion, with a record $2.55 billion bid...

6 Sep 2017

The announcement is a remarkable turnaround for a news organisation that famously kept Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi up to date during her long years of house arrest under junta rule.
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BBC Burma pulls Myanmar TV deal over Rohingya 'censorship'

YANGON - The BBC's Burmese language service on Monday said it was pulling a broadcasting deal with a popular Myanmar television channel citing "censorship", with insiders saying the partners had clashed over coverage of the Muslim Rohingya minority...

4 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: TV-viewing any time, anywhere, on any device

Magnus Anshelm, MD of the MMS joint industry committee in Sweden, spoke of an advanced hybrid model for the total video currency for TV and online video at Pamro 2017, as the future is here...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Connecting with the connected viewer

Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product leadership for national TV audience measurement at Nielsen USA, spoke at Pamro 2017 on the topics of return path data (RPD) and TV audience measurement (TAM) integration, with today's connected consumer a core consideration...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Rethinking TV audience measurement in Africa

Jennie Beck, CCO or chief client officer at Kantar Media Mena, spoke at this week's Pamro Conference on the challenges of TV audience measurement or TAMs in Africa and how the rapidly developing African TV infrastructure may turn this on its head, creating new measurement opportunities.

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

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How will Africa cope with its rising population challenges?

BBC News broadcasts a week of special programming on Africa's rising population...

16 Aug 2017

Facebook's new professional video service called Watch is touted as a new platform for creators.
Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix...

11 Aug 2017

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Robert Iger says two new streaming television services represent a "strategic shift" for the media-entertainment giant.
Disney unveils streaming TV services, including one for sports

NEW YORK - Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it is launching two new streaming television services including one for its ESPN-branded sports channel, while ending its deal with Netflix as it shifts towards direct content distribution...

11 Aug 2017

iflix raises $133m funding for expansion
iflix raises $133m funding for expansion

iflix has secured additional $133 million funding, led by Hearst, following on its successful global rollout of its service in emerging markets, including Africa...

10 Aug 2017

Imagination Studios competition goes 100% local
Imagination Studios competition goes 100% local

Cartoon Network's Imagination Studios competition will be 100% local this year, as the channel partners with local talent to inject some African flavour into the first locally produced animated one-minute shorts...

3 Aug 2017

NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat
NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat

NEW YORK - NBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience...

21 Jul 2017

Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Badara Thiam, announced in Dakar he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as 'the platform of the future' | ©
Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

DAKAR - Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50% of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago...

17 Jul 2017

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CBS, BBC announce global newsgathering tie-up

WASHINGTON - CBS News and the BBC on Thursday announced a new editorial and newsgathering partnership that aims to boost their global strength against rivals such as CNN...

14 Jul 2017

CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth
CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth

Eleni Giokos, host of CNN Marketplace Africa, delved into how Massmart Holdings' growth has been much slower than anticipated...

13 Jul 2017

Zeinab Badaw
BBC takes an indepth look at Africa's untold history

BBC World News is focussing on Africa's hidden history in a special eight-part television series...

3 Jul 2017

Uk’shona Kwelanga
Move aside, TV soapies: Welcome the WhatsApp drama series

We use WhatsApp to send snaps of ourselves trying on outfits in changing rooms to our loved ones and keep neighbours informed of suspicious goings-on. But watching a TV-style drama unfold on the messaging platform? That's new. Here's how Sanlam and agency King James got an innovative series rolling, on a phone near you...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jun 2017

New Forbes Woman Africa show premieres this week
New Forbes Woman Africa show premieres this week

“How can Nigeria continue to dance on the graves of our children?” - Oby Ezekwesili debuts in first episode of new Forbes Woman Africa show, ‘Against The Odds with Peace Hyde'...

28 Jun 2017

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Facebook to produce own TV series, games

NEW YORK - Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant's executives said on Monday...

27 Jun 2017

BBC World News celebrates Focus on Africa
BBC World News celebrates Focus on Africa

‘Focus on Africa', the BBC World News weekday news and current affairs show for Africa, celebrates five years of broadcasting this week...

15 Jun 2017

PrideTV's content ratings
PrideTV's content ratings

The most watched content from LGBT community in Africa, from PrideTV....

14 Jun 2017

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Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

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