Body with Maria, NBC's first reality show

Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has launched Body with Maria; its first reality show. The show will be aired on NBC TV every Sunday and will be hosted by Maria Nepembe, a Namibian Big Brother participant. Body with Maria' is a reality fitness show for people that want to make changes to...

25 Jun 2019

Pay TV subcribers in Africa to grow by 75%

Screen Africa reports that there will be a 75% increase in pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million. Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts, however, expects that subscriber growth will overtake revenue progress. The forecast suggests that pay TV revenues...

11 Jan 2018

Studio 214, BLQINC working to rebrand LNBS

Studio 214 and BLQINC have been working together to rebrand the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service (LNBS). BLQINC has been upgrading the broadcaster's technical abilities and upskilling its staff, while Studio 214 has been developing the rebranding strategy with new positioning and various...

6 Nov 2017

Turner Africa sponsors AAN's Animation Village

Turner Africa is sponsoring African Animation Network's (AAN) Animation Village at the 2017 DISCOP Trade Fair, that will be held in Johannesburg. Turner's sponsorship is expected to boost AAN's efforts to develop animation talent in Africa by leading several activities that will be hosted at...

16 Oct 2017

BBC Worldwide seals deal with Kwesè TV

BBC Worldwide announced that it has completed its first sales deal with pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV. The deal formulates a mixed-genre package that will air across 17 African markets on Kwesè branded channels. The deal comes after a recent launch of BBC Worldwide's global pre-school...

14 Sep 2017

Siba's My Table receives Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Siba Mtongana received The International Food Show award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which was held in Yantai, China. The award acknowledges cookbook authors and publishers who have achieved culinary media or television on an international level. Siba's Table is aired on the Food...

29 May 2017

Al Yah Satellite Communications, Hughes Network Systems expand Ka-band to 18 African countries

UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and Hughes Network Systems announced at AfricaCom that Hughes has a major contract to deliver its Jupiter System and related network operations services in support of Yahsat's planned expansion across Africa in early 2017, with the launch of...

19 Nov 2015

SES to distribute TV content across West Africa

SES announced that Canal Holdings, a media production company based in Benin, has signed a multi-year contract to distribute Canal 3 TV channels across West Africa. Under the agreement, SES will be providing broadcast capacity to deliver a Canal 3 pay TV channels bouquet in Hausa, Savanna, Wolof...

19 Nov 2015

The doors close for Big Brother Africa

Multichoice Africa has confirmed that there will not be a season 10 of Big Brother Africa. The cancellation of the show comes amid various production problems. These include the original house burning down, a contestant being expelled for misconduct, and new visa restrictions that prevented...

30 Jul 2015

Next Generation Media launches Nomad TV

Next Generation Media (Pty) Limited has officially announced the launch of NomadTV - a digital (online) television channel in addition to the Nomad Africa Magazine brand. The video platform will further celebrate life on the African continent and promotes its vibrant pulse and continue to...

13 Apr 2015

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

ITV Choice launches on DStv on 5 May

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has partnered with MultiChoice to bring great British entertainment and drama to African viewers. ITV Choice has a packed schedule lined up for its launch on Tuesday 5 May 2015 on DStv channel 123. Nic van Zwanenberg, Channel Director of ITV Choice, said,...

20 Mar 2015

MGM channel rebrands to AMC across sub-Saharan Africa

From 1 December 2014, the MGM channel will be rebranded as the AMC channel across sub-Saharan Africa as part of a global rollout of AMC, one of the most popular and award winning brands in television. Alongside the English language linear TV channel, it will offer AMC VOD, and "TV Everywhere"...

6 Nov 2014

Big Brother Africa finds new premises
Big Brother Africa finds new premises

M-Net and Endemol SA have found a new premises for the Big Brother Africa reality TV show, after a fire destroyed the previous house. According to a report on Screen Africa, all requirements including technical requests, logistics, technical crews and satellite link facilities have been met. The...

12 Sep 2014

Swahili channel opens on StarSat

StarSat satellite Pay-TV platform has launched a Swahili entertainment channel, (channel 450), targeted at Swahili speaking people who live in South Africa and want to watch East African content. Its line-up of drama movies, music, comedy, celebrity news, events, art shows, Swahili cultural wedding...

2 Sep 2014

Supreme Court asked to extend digital migration to June 2015
Supreme Court asked to extend digital migration to June 2015

For more: Standard Digital: Media owners want digital migration moved to June 2015... Kurian Musa, reporting on Standard Digital, says that Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) and media owners have asked the Supreme Court to extend Kenya's digital migration date to June 2015 when the rest of the...

4 Aug 2014

Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards
Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards

A reminder that entries close next Wednesday, 17 April 2013, for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards. Entries and nominations can be found online www.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/africanawards....

9 Apr 2013

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

11 Mar 2013

Media Council brief on elections

The Media Council of Kenya today, 21 February 2013, addressed media at a press conference on key issues regarding coverage of the ongoing electoral campaigns and expectations during the general elections. Haron Mwangi was expected to describe the critical role media will play in informing the public...

21 Feb 2013

VH1 Classic replaces VH1, celebrates golden oldies

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, behind MTV, MTV Base, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and BET, will offer a new music channel from this week. Replacing VH1 on the DStv platform with VH1 Classic, Channel 323 will offer all-time music hits and legendary artists from the '70s, '80s, '90s...

15 Nov 2012

Exclusive interview with Oprah on Africa Prime

In an hour long special on Africa Prime, exclusive to CNBC Africa, Godfrey Mutizwa will chat to Oprah Winfrey about her Leadership Academy for Girls which opened its doors in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2007. Winfrey was recently in South Africa to celebrate the graduation of the first group of...

17 Jan 2012

PromaxBDA Africa Awards extends deadline
PromaxBDA Africa Awards extends deadline

The 2011 PromaxBDA Africa Awards which recognizes excellence in on-air promotion, branding and advertising has extended its deadline to Friday 26 August 2011. Awards are open to satellite, cable, broadcast television, radio stations and associated new media, their agencies and production houses who...

24 Aug 2011

Multichoice, Sony launch Sony Max in Africa

Sony Pictures Television and MultiChoice on Tuesday, 25 January 2011, announced the launch of a new channel, Sony Max, available in more than 40 African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania. The 24-hour action and reality channel, available from 1 February, is...

26 Jan 2011

DStv Ad Sales to host mini expo in Nigeria
DStv Ad Sales to host mini expo in Nigeria

DStv Ad Sales plans to host an exclusive mini expo for their clients in Nigeria on 1 February 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos to showcase the various DStv channels, plus the commercial TV offerings available across the bouquet. DStv Ad Sales sells airtime on 30 Pay TV commercial channels across...

24 Jan 2011

AMLF 2010 underway

The 2010 African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) is currently underway in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The theme for the event is 'Funding African media in an age of uncertain business models'. Follow the proceedings using #AMLF on Twitter.

19 Nov 2010

Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference
Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference

The 13th PAMRO Meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 21-24 August 2011 in the Francophone country of Senegal. The cost for the conference will be approximately R3300 excluding air travel and accommodation. For more information, go to www.pamro.org....

16 Nov 2010

New sales exec for DStv Ad Sales Nigeria
New sales exec for DStv Ad Sales Nigeria

Esther Odoh has been appointed sales executive at DStv Ad Sales Nigeria. Odoh was formerly at Optima Sports Management International before joining the DStv Ad Sales team. Says Odoh: "I look forward to sharing the wealth of knowledge and experiences gained, especially those from the media industry."...

2 Sep 2010

Celebrate Africa Day with SABC2
Celebrate Africa Day with SABC2

click to enlargeIn partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, the Department of International Relations and Corporations, the Gauteng Province, the City of Ekurhuleni, SABC2 brings annual Africa Day concert live from Dries Niemandt Park in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni on SABC2 on Saturday, 29...

28 May 2010

No scholarships for Highway Africa 2010
No scholarships for Highway Africa 2010

Chris Kabwato, conference director of Highway Africa, announced this week that this year's edition of the annual event will not be offering any scholarships to media professionals. He advised that no application letters or letters of inquiry regarding obtaining scholarships should be submitted and...

12 May 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

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