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Television will endure in a Netflix world
Television will endure in a Netflix world

In a world where all-episodes-at-once has quickly become ubiquitous, what else will consumers want out of their entertainment experience in the future?

10 Jan 2018

African history series from Deutsche Welle
African history series from Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle's history project "African Roots" addresses young Africans and uses animation in an attempt to reveal more about the continent's history...

9 Jan 2018

Ethiopia's new addiction - and what it says about media freedom
Ethiopia's new addiction - and what it says about media freedom

KANA TV marks a breakthrough in Ethiopian televised entertainment. It may also signal a shift in Ethiopia's much criticised media environment...

By James Jeffrey 8 Jan 2018

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest
BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

BBC journalist Carrie Gracie announced Monday she had quit her post as China editor in protest at an "indefensible pay gap" at the British broadcaster, winning support from dozens of colleagues...

8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Transformation, agency consolidation and real consumer insights
#BizTrends2018: Transformation, agency consolidation and real consumer insights

There is no doubt that there's loads of uncertainty ahead of the coming year. I believe that digital integration, continued agency consolidations, consumer insights and the looming MAC Charter deadline will be recurring themes...

By Kgaugelo Maphai 8 Jan 2018

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Iflix to bring Hollywood content to Africa

Iflix, video-on-demand (VOD) platform, has sealed a deal with US studio NBCUniversal (NBCU) for a host of TV series and movies for subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Umayrah Ramjan 27 Dec 2017

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DSO in Nigeria rolling out in Ilorin, Kwara State

The federal government rolled out the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Ilorin, Kwara State, to enable Nigerians to benefit from the digital in broadcasting...

By Umayrah Ramjan 27 Dec 2017

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iflix reaches milestone in streaming minutes

Now available to over one billion consumers across 24 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix celebrates 10 million minutes streamed in 2017 with a new campaign...

19 Dec 2017

The rise of mobile streaming TV
The rise of mobile streaming TV

Streaming media is changing the face of broadcasting: people are turning to streaming video platforms, and increasingly, consuming their media and entertainment via their mobile phones...

18 Dec 2017

Disney, Fox in focus on Wall Street as deal talk heats up
Disney, Fox in focus on Wall Street as deal talk heats up

Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox shares were in the spotlight on Wednesday amid reports the two media-entertainment powerhouses were readying a major deal for some of Fox's prized television and film assets...

15 Dec 2017

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Netflix users watched 1 billion hours of content a week in 2017

Netflix doesn't like giving out numbers but the company has revealed that in 2017, users around the world were watching over 140-million hours of content a day...

By Julia Breakey 13 Dec 2017

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Taking TV into the real world in 2018 with commercial partnerships

In this era of multi-channel marketing, success is no longer measured by the advert, but rather the full viewer package. Debbie Brady, commercial director for Discovery Networks Africa, lets us in on the importance of commercial partnerships to generate revenue and increase brand awareness...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2017

Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017
Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017

Last week, YouTube released its annual Rewind lists. These lists are separated by country and showcase the moments that captured the attention of YouTube users around the globe this year...

11 Dec 2017

Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth
Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth

Reaching The 77 percent - Deutsche Welle launches new debate platform for young Africans...

5 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director
#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director

Fort agency's creative partner and director Amr Singh recently won the Craft Gold for Best Directing at the 2017 PromaxBDA Africa Awards for his work on DStv Africa's brand film in collaboration with Studio Zoo...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

New Zee TV branding.
Zee TV Africa rebrands globally

Zee TV Africa has rolled out a global rebrand to strengthen it to attract 3 billion viewers in the next six years...

10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?
#AfricaCom: What is an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world?

AfricaCom speaker Russell Southwood talks us through what it entails being an African broadcaster in a multi-platform world and how we can go about getting the most out of our content...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Nov 2017

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Adeola of Sahara Reporters quits Sahara TV

Adeola "Eunice" Oladele Fayehun of Sahara Reporters has quit her job with the medium...

6 Nov 2017

Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution
Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution

Triggerfish is hosting a free webinar to help animators and storytellers across Africa to develop TV series for worldwide distribution...

20 Oct 2017

Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East...

16 Oct 2017

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

With revenue from Africa's pay-TV market sitting at $4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies...

16 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

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#AfricaAchiever: Kwesé TV disrupts pay-TV market in Africa

Kwesé TV is disrupting the pay-TV market on the African continent, bringing the ‘TV everywhere revolution' to the continent. President and CEO, Joseph Hundah is our #AfricaAchiever....

By Louise Marsland 10 Oct 2017

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JZ passes on SABC candidates

President Jacob Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates "met expectations", Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said...

By Nico Gous 6 Oct 2017

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Pay-TV market reaches 23.7m African subscribers

Dataxis' latest research shows the steady expansion of the pay-TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million...

5 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2017

New ‘freemium' content from Pride TV
New ‘freemium' content from Pride TV

PrideTV, Africa's only LGBTQ video-on-demand (VOD) channel, has launched a second tier of streaming video content to cater for its growing audience...

30 Sep 2017

Kwesé TV launches in Botswana through Orange
Kwesé TV launches in Botswana through Orange

Orange to deliver world class mobile streaming service from Kwesé TV...

25 Sep 2017

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

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