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.
Discovery is launching ID Xtra in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. The new channel, ID Extra, will roll out on April 1, 2014.
Discovery already operates the Investigation Discovery channel in the region and the new service will sit alongside the existing brand.
The new female-skewed channel will be programmed with real-life mystery, crime and suspense factual and lifestyle programming. The launch in the CEE and MEA regions follows the success of Discovery’s ID channel in the US.