Premiering on Al Jazeera English on 10 April 2014, Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health highlighs the work of inspiring Africans on the frontline of public health. The groundbreaking eight-part series is filmed up close as these health heroes forge dramatic breakthroughs while tackling nine of the worst diseases and conditions that afflict poor people: Guinea worm, leprosy, malaria, maternal and neonatal mortality, polio, rabies, river blindness, schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia or snail fever), and trachoma.
Football fans in Rodrigues will be delighted: all matches counting for the next World Cup of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) to be held in June in Rio de Janeiro, will be broadcasted in Rodrigues by the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). This is what Rashid Beebeejaun, Deputy Prime Minister confirmed on Tuesday, April 1st. to Parliament.
Montage Cable Network, (MCN), a digital satellite television company which promises to offer top of the range family conscious entertainment, lifestyle, news, documentaries, movies, children movies and sports channels was yesterday (1st April 2014) launched in Lagos.
Launch Factory announced the launch of the fourth season of the award-winning television show, Healthline, in Ghana. The 13-part TV series produced by Launch Factory & developed by Vodafone Ghana responds to the need for credible and reliable health information for the Ghanaian population. The show addresses some of Ghanaians most pressing health concerns and changes the lives of people who otherwise would not have access to healthcare.
In South Africa on April 1, 2014, Wabona, one of Africas premiere video streaming services is happy to announce a ground breaking partnership with Cape Town based Gravel Road Entertainment.
On the 13th of April 2014 Gravel Road Entertainments Retro Afrika Bioscope launches the Mayibuye Film Festival on SABC 1. The festival will run for three weeks, airing two never before seen films every Sunday in which Wabona and Cinemo, Wabonas mobile service, will be released 2 hours after broadcast free for its users on both services.
The Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is to introduce a television channel that highlights scientific innovations in the country. In its latest communication, the Commission has made a call for content providers to express interest in the initiative. The move is likely to increase local content. Local content is generally defined as programming which is produced under the creative control of nationals of the country.