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#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

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Mobile games generates $49bn in revenue in 2019

In 2019, the mobile gaming industry generated around 60% of the worldwide video games revenue...

31 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media Africa 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media Africa

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New satellite extends digital broadcasting in Africa
New satellite extends digital broadcasting in Africa

The new Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite will help extend communications and direct digital broadcasting services in two new large regions of Africa, while also providing broadband Ka-band connectivity over all of Egypt...

5 Dec 2019

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MTN Nigeria launched its music streaming platform MusicTime

MTN Nigeria unveiled a platform for streaming music, MusicTime! This allows music enthusiasts to choose from millions of songs available around the world...

5 Dec 2019

DISCOP Johannesburg
DISCOP Joburg announces changes for 2020 edition

The eighth edition of DISCOP Johannesburg wrapped up last week with a lower attendance in comparison to last year - leading to some key changes in the 2020 edition...

2 Dec 2019

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Showmax increases Video on Demand access in Africa

Subscription video on demand (SVoD) service, Showmax announced on Friday, 22 November 2019, that is hoping to address the challenges faced by many African's when it comes to streaming platforms...

29 Nov 2019

Harare, Zimbabwe.
DSTV evaluates ZBC 24-hour news channel

DSTV is currently evaluating a Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) 24-hour news channel...

29 Nov 2019

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Arewa24 launches new streaming service in Nigeria

Arewa24, the northern Nigerian language channel, is launching Arewa24On Demand, a new global subscription video-on-demand and OTT streaming service...

27 Nov 2019

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Showmax launches a new Africa content product

Showmax launched new products for Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa...

26 Nov 2019

Video Exchange Africa, AfricaCom Panel (L-R): Siddhartha Roy, Cees van Versendaal, Russell Southwood, Ryan Solovei.
#AfricaCom: The many VOD markets

Video on Demand in Africa is hampered by high data costs and driven by consumer behaviour change...

By Louise Marsland 25 Nov 2019

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#AfricaCom: TV content future will be shaped by OTT

OTT has disrupted the way we experience content: visually, auditory and in several other ways...

By Louise Marsland 20 Nov 2019

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Kalabars online video streaming service launched in Kenya

Creatives Garage in Kenya launched an online multimedia and video on demand (VOD) platform specifically dedicated to African stories...

15 Nov 2019

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Mali rolls out DTT initiative

Thomson Broadcast to protect Malian public broadcaster DTT deployment...

14 Nov 2019

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Deal for Congo DTH-OTT delivery

A first for the African continent, Orao Telecom Congo joined Eutelsat CIRRUS for distribution of hybrid satellite channels / OTT from Eutelsat...

13 Nov 2019

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Apple, Disney and Netflix's streaming battle isn't winner-take-all

With the recent launch of Apple TV Plus and the imminent arrival of Disney Plus, the video landscape has never looked so competitive...

By Amanda Lotz & Ramon Lobato 12 Nov 2019

New Africa content for OTT streaming platform
New Africa content for OTT streaming platform

Demand Africa concludes global distribution agreements with leading content providers in Africa...

5 Nov 2019

Africa's Playfre expands to 13 more countries
Africa's Playfre expands to 13 more countries

African music streaming service Playfre is launching in 13 more African countries...

28 Oct 2019

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AREWA24 launches new all-Hausa language streaming service

AREWA24 the new Hausa Language entertainment and lifestyle channel in Nigeria and West Africa, has introduced the launch of "Arewa24On Demand"...

28 Oct 2019

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The digital dash for Africa

There are three weeks to go to AfricaCom 2019, Africa's biggest technology conference and expo...

25 Oct 2019

Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences
Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences

Turn.io, a startup incubated by Praekelt.org, recently announced the launch of its chat platform for social impact...

25 Oct 2019

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New music channels for Africa

Gorse & Co to distribute Melody and Melody Music channels in Africa...

23 Oct 2019

Nigeria's first Broadcast Advert Analytics Audit Report launched
Nigeria's first Broadcast Advert Analytics Audit Report launched

A dedicated Broadcast Analytics Audit Reporting platform has been launchd in Nigeria to help brands interpret their TV and radio advert compliance reports...

17 Oct 2019

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Boomplay to enter French-speaking countries

After four years of being on the market in West Africa, Boomplay Music is set to expand its services to French-speaking countries on the continent....

16 Oct 2019

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Wizkid plans to roll out music streaming app

Nigerian artist Wizkid has recently announced he would soon roll out a new music streaming app...

15 Oct 2019

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New streaming service to launch in Africa

Video compression technologies company V-Nova announced a new partnership with OTT TV company Simpestream to launch new streaming service MVMO...

9 Oct 2019

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Arabsat to offer streaming service with Tooli

Tooli will offer Arabsat's free-to-air channels and is in talks with pay-TV content owners and platforms to offer their content as well onto the platform with the objective of rolling out a paid service in the future...

8 Oct 2019

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Playfre adds 2 new distribution services

Playfre, Africa's first music streaming platform, has launched a new service called SongRoute...

7 Oct 2019

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