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Ethiopian Broadcasters Association migrates to SES Satellites

SES has recently signed two agreements with the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation...

3 days ago

Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage
Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage

Digital music service Spotify has introduced a new version of its app for those of us who have old devices, poor network connectivity and data plans...

9 Jul 2019

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Multichoice Nigeria launched MyGOtv mobile app

Multichoice Nigeria has unveiled a free new mobile app, MyGOtv, for customers on its digital terrestrial platform, GOtv...

9 Jul 2019

Econet Media pay TV activities under administration
Econet Media pay TV activities under administration

African pay-TV operator Econet Media has put its struggling satellite broadcasting business under administration...

8 Jul 2019

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M6 Group to roll out new TV channel in Sub-Saharan Africa

New French content to be streamed for West Africa across broadcast channels...

5 Jul 2019

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Azuri Technologies introduces Paygo Solar Satellite TV in Zambia

Azuri, a commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems has rolled out AzuriTV, a 24-inch solar satellite television and home lighting system in Zambia...

5 Jul 2019

[adult swim] channel launches in Africa.
Adult Swim programming for TNT in Africa

Renowned counter-culture shows to feature in programming block on TNT this July for Africa...

3 Jul 2019

Netflix working on its second original African series
Netflix working on its second original African series

Netflix Africa has started the production for its second original African series, Blood & Water, a coming of age, mystery drama based in Cape Town...

1 Jul 2019

Playfre launches SongRoute to help artists sell music
Playfre launches SongRoute to help artists sell music

SongRoute is intended to help African artists from across the continent, both major and emerging to sell their music...

1 Jul 2019

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MTN and Multichoice partner in Uganda

MultiChoice has partnered MTN Uganda to promote the DStv Now services...

1 Jul 2019

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Boomplay sealed deal with Apprise Music in Ghana

Apprise Music becomes the first Ghanaian Music distributor to partner with leading music streaming platform, Boomplay.

13 Jun 2019

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Music streaming app launched in Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom and Awtar Multimedia to roll out music streaming app in Ethiopia...

13 Jun 2019

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LAGbook launched free music platform Playfre in Nigeria

The founder of LAGbook, Chika Nwaogu, has launched, Playfre, a new platform where Nigerians and the rest of Africa can access millions of songs for free...

4 Jun 2019

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#FairnessFirst: A picture tells a thousand words, but should it?

People are never just a means to your journalistic end, especially when it comes to children. Their stories are our work, and when you work to add their authentic voices, it automatically changes the angle of the story for the better. But what about images of children in news articles? Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2019

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Nigcomsat launched new DTH TV platform in Nigeria

NigComSat, the African Communications Satellite has officially launched a new direct-to-home TV platform in Nigeria which is called, NextTV...

31 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair
#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair

African personalities, vloggers, influencers and makeup artists bring an African flair to the New York attitude of Maybelline in the Makeup In The Cities - Africa web series...

By Maroefah Smith 30 May 2019

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Kenya revenue authority introduces new policy for the OTT market

Kenya is working on a new policy by introducing tax to the Over the Top (OTT) non-resident organisations, including Netflix and Hulu, subscription-based services that charge users on a monthly basis...

29 May 2019

Ivory Coast accelerates digital migration
Ivory Coast accelerates digital migration

Ivorian TV viewers will be able to watch 60 digital TV channels via SES's satellite at 22 degrees West...

29 May 2019

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Boomplay to invest $1m in Kenya

Boomplay announced that the company will capitalise on the Kenyan market by investing $1 million...

28 May 2019

Algeria.
Chacha TV, first local streaming platform in Algeria

The group Sense & Med & com has just launched Chacha TV in Algeria. Chacha TV is the first streaming and video-on-demand platform based in the country...

24 May 2019

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New premium FTA content for Nigerian viewers

Nigeria launches new premium channels with custom content for viewers...

22 May 2019

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What sets challenger brands apart from the rest

Underdogs have a special place in the hearts of many. Whether it's a revolt against the Romans or the ice-veined Spartans' last stand against the Persians at Thermopylae, either through superior tactics or better use of technology and resources the outnumbered often triumph against incredible odds.

By Mikhaila Hunter 21 May 2019

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How African countries are doing in ballooning digital music revenues

While new modes of distribution using mobile telecommunications networks offer real alternatives to piracy, African musicians continue to struggle to reap significant benefits...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer and Andrew J. Eisenberg 14 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

Africa's own 'Spotify' launches
Africa's own 'Spotify' launches

Playfre intends to be Africa's first real answer to Spotify, with over 40 million songs available to play for free...

10 May 2019

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Kenyan podcast startup opens its first recording studio in Nairobi

Kenyan audio production and podcast startup, PortableVoices has opened its first recording studio in Nairobi...

9 May 2019

Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content
Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content

Africa's mobile entertainment app, Kwesé iflix, has strengthened its commitment to offer more local content to its subscribers...

7 May 2019

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MuseAfrica block to be aired on Kwesé TV in Ghana

The MuseAfrica block, a 60 minutes of exclusive music content will be available on Kwesé TV (KFS) every weekday from 4pm to 5pm...

6 May 2019

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MuseAfrica block to be aired on Kwesé TV in Ghana

The MuseAfrica block, a 60 minutes of exclusive music content will be available on Kwesé TV (KFS) every weekday from 4pm to 5pm...

2 May 2019

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