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#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

AfricaCom 2017, Cape Town.
AfricaCom 2018 launches the Africa Video Forum

With video content and streaming influencing viewing habits on the African continent, TV Connect Africa has evolved into the Africa Video Forum stream...

14 May 2018

iFlix launches regional hub in Cairo
iFlix launches regional hub in Cairo

iflix capitalises on Egypt's exceptional opportunity with exclusive new partnership and newly established regional hub...

10 May 2018

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How storytelling rocked behaviour change in Bali

It's always quite intimidating to attend a conference in a foreign land...

By Lynn Joffe 10 May 2018

Disney Africa brings advertising sales in-house
Disney Africa brings advertising sales in-house

The Walt Disney Company Africa has announced that advertising sales for the Disney Channels Multiplex (Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD) on DStv will be brought in-house to be handled directly by Disney Africa based in Johannesburg from 1 August 2018...

Issued by Disney Africa Media Sales and Partnerships 9 May 2018

TV celebrity and CEO of Special Effects Media, Danilo Acquisto. Image supplied.
Danilo Acquisto on the online video revolution (Part 2)

At a recent Heavy Chef event, Danilo Acquisto elaborated on the secrets of creating successful online video strategies...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 May 2018

#NewCampaign: Gimme #HopeJoanna campaign
#NewCampaign: Gimme #HopeJoanna campaign

Grid Worldwide launched its #HopeJoanna campaign on Freedom Day (Friday, 27 April) highlighting the highs and lows of the past 30 years in an effort to convey a message of hope and a sense of optimism to all South Africans...

By Jessica Tennant 9 May 2018

Burundi bans BBC, VOA ahead of May 17 referendum
Burundi bans BBC, VOA ahead of May 17 referendum

Burundi ordered a six-month ban on the broadcast operations of international networks, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice Of America (VOA)...

9 May 2018

Growth of satellite TV in Africa
Growth of satellite TV in Africa

SES increases reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes, reaching 30 million homes across the continent...

8 May 2018

TV celebrity and CEO of Special Effects Media, Danilo Acquisto. © .
Danilo Acquisto on the online video revolution (Part 1)

Everyone is creating online video nowadays and by doing this, bypassing traditional channels, serving hundreds of millions of people their lively forms of content. At a recent Heavy Chef event, Danilo Acquisto shared some secrets of creating successful online video strategies...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 May 2018

Fox Networks Group announce new executive team for African business
Fox Networks Group announce new executive team for African business

Vasilis Iliopoulos will expand his role to become Senior Vice President for FNG Africa, alongside his role as General Manager, FNG Greece. Evert van der Veer has been appointed as General Manager, FNG Africa...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 7 May 2018

Nigerian award for CNBC Africa
Nigerian award for CNBC Africa

CNBC Africa receives award for best business journalism in Nigeria...

7 May 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

Satellite TV growth in Ghana
Satellite TV growth in Ghana

SES has expanded its reach in Ghana to four million television homes...

30 Apr 2018

Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced
Winners of 2018 Webby Awards announced

The winners of the 22nd Annual Webby Awards have been announced...

26 Apr 2018

Peace Hyde, Forbes Africa presenter.
Africa's business leaders give advice on Forbes Africa show

Forbes Africa is launching season two of 'My Worst Day With Peace Hyde' which culls business advice from Africa's millionaires...

20 Apr 2018

BBC content growth for Africa
BBC content growth for Africa

BBC Studios announced at MIPTV this week that Africa has secured over 300 hours of programming from across its portfolio since the start of 2018...

13 Apr 2018

Dorothy Ghettuba, CEO, Spielworks Media.
Making it in Africa

Dorothy Ghettuba is the CEO of Spielworks Media, a TV, film, and digital media production company based in Kenya. She talks about her journey...

12 Apr 2018

The Africa Channel presents inaugural TV Series Festival at Ziff 2018
The Africa Channel presents inaugural TV Series Festival at Ziff 2018

The Africa Channel, the largest broadcaster of Africa-themed content in North America, has been announced as the official sponsor of the inaugural TV Series Festival 2018...

3 Apr 2018

Asia's pay-TV subs with 4K STB reach 53.6m
Asia's pay-TV subs with 4K STB reach 53.6m

Latest research from Dataxis showed that the number of pay-TV subscribers in Asia owning a 4K set-top box reached 53.6 million at the end of 2017...

3 Apr 2018

Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but how many people actually fall for April Fool's headlines...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, was abducted and assaulted on March 27, according to reports. Credit: Neusa Ribeiro.
Mozambique journalist abducted, assaulted

Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, was abducted and assaulted in Mozambique, on March 27...

29 Mar 2018

Midem and Trace team up to support African music industry
Midem and Trace team up to support African music industry

Midem has announced the launch of its High-Potential Markets Programme with the Trace channel, to support the African music industry...

15 Mar 2018

Demand for Pay-TV services from Africa's middle class
Demand for Pay-TV services from Africa's middle class

Zee TV Africa's Harish Goyal to speak at Satellite 2018 In Washington DC on Pay-TV services in Africa...

13 Mar 2018

iflix partners with Safaricom in Kenya
iflix partners with Safaricom in Kenya

iflix is coming to Kenya through a partnership with Safaricom, bringing the largest selection of TV shows and movies from all over the world to East Africa...

12 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

Discovery rebrands after Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition
Discovery rebrands after Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition

Discovery Communications has rebranded to Discovery Inc after completing its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive...

7 Mar 2018

Netflix and OSN have announced a partnership in North Africa.
Netflix and OSN partner in North African deal

Netflix, the SVOD giant, and Dubai-based pay-TV, OSN, announced that the companies will enter a partnership which will focus on both the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) markets...

6 Mar 2018

Investing in media measurement in Africa
Investing in media measurement in Africa

Media Measure, an African media compliance and marketing insights business operating in nine African countries, has received investment...

1 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

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