Africans originating major TV series

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.

Broadcast - In Brief

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. 

New pay TV network: Montage TV unveiled in Lagos

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.

Nigeria: StarTimes offers Subscribers an Early Easter Gift through its Open Week

StarTimes offers its dormant and active subscribers access to free viewing for 13 of its channels during its Open Week, from April 7 to 13, 2014


Free Channels were derived from a survey conducted on the StarTimes Nigeria Facebook page
Channels include WAP TV, Orisun, AMC Movies, JimJam and BBC

Source: StarTimes

Ghana: Launch Factory 4th Healthline TV show launched

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.

Broadcast to VoD: Mayibuye Film Festival is on Wabona

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.

Tanzania: Dar Ready for Science TV Channel

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.

Broadcast - In Brief

South Africa, Audience results by TV programme:

The week of 10 March — 19 March 2014

saw’s Big Momma movie sequels keep in our Top 5 on our SAARF/MarkLives #Top40TVratings national chart, while the Absa Premiership also scored a Top 10 position on our national table.

On the DStv chart: grabbed the no. 3 slot with Big Mommas: Like Farther Like Son. Mzansi Magic took the no. four slot on our DStv chart with Isibaya.

SatLink global TV distribution partner for Ethiopian Television Agency

Satellite distribution across Africa, North America, Europe and the Middle East is to extend ERTA global audience reach.

Two new African channels available via satellite in West Africa

Two African Channels Benie TV and Ouest TV Choose Globecast for Access to Canalsat Bouquet on SES-4.

Source: Globecast — 25 March 2014
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