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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

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

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

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

MTN introduces music streaming service in Nigeria
MTN introduces music streaming service in Nigeria

MTN, has entered into partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to distribute the content of the label's catalogue on its platform in Nigeria...

23 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal
AfriDocs and Channel24 strike streaming deal

Every week a specially selected African documentary will be available on Channel24 to stream...

16 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

Congolese journalists stand in solidarity with imprisoned journalist Eliezer Ntambwe in front of the DRC's Prosecutor General's Office in Kinshasa on April 3, 2018.
DRC journalist Eliezer Ntambwe detained without charge

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately release Eliezer Ntambwe, a journalist and presenter at the privately owned news outlet and YouTube channel Tokomi Wapi...

12 Apr 2018

#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers
#FutureAdAfrica: Brand safety is not optional, support local publishers

Marc du Plessis, joint CEO of Spark Media and head of the Publisher Council of the IAB, gave a keynote address at Future Ad Africa in Johannesburg yesterday on the subject of brand safety, trust and supporting the independent press...

By Jessica Tennant 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

Three applications for video in channel communication
Three applications for video in channel communication

Wynand Smit takes a fresh look at how video can be used in the channel environment, like how AI-enabled video screens can "learn" from the data you create when interacting with them...

By Wynand Smit 7 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

Is Spotify launching in South Africa next week?
Is Spotify launching in South Africa next week?

Well well well. It seems that Swedish music streaming giant Spotify may finally make a play in South Africa....

By Andy Walker 6 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

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

Images provided by Danilo Acquisto.
Why brands should focus on community building over the eye-balls approach

Danilo Acquisto writes that brands should build a YouTube presence now, to begin producing content that is relevant and consumable and to avoid the shotgun approach of gaining eyeballs alone...

By Danilo Acquisto 22 Feb 2018

Econet Media subsidiary Kwesé buys iflix
Econet Media subsidiary Kwesé buys iflix

Econet Media subsidiary and pan-African media company Kwesé, has announced its acquisition of the world's leading internet TV service for emerging markets, iflix, to form a new dynamic TV and mobile offering in sub-Saharan Africa...

22 Feb 2018

New SES VP of sales to expand video business in Africa
New SES VP of sales to expand video business in Africa

SES's strategy to bolster its video growth strategy across Africa and continue to support video and media customers in the region received a boost with the appointment of a new VP...

21 Feb 2018

Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA
Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA

iflix signs multi-year deal with Lego, launches dedicated channel in Africa and the Middle East...

16 Feb 2018

Safaricom launches music streaming service
Safaricom launches music streaming service

Safaricom has announced the launch of their streaming service in Kenya...

14 Feb 2018

Colours of the Alphabet.
'Colours of the Alphabet' free to stream

AfriDocs, the free streaming platform for the best documentaries in Africa is presenting the unique film project 'Colours of the Alphabet' for streaming for free for 30 days...

13 Feb 2018

A new TV content festival announced
A new TV content festival announced

ZIFF and DISCOP Zanzibar add TV series festival to the category line-up...

12 Feb 2018

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Streaming platform Hulu could be wild card in Fox-Disney megadeal

Walt Disney Co.'s deal for much of the film and television assets of 21st Century Fox could help remake the streaming platform Hulu a legitimate rival to Netflix...

8 Feb 2018

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