TELECOMS

Data free messaging platform Moya Messenger's CEO set to roll-out in Nigeria and signs partnership with MTN to sell its services

19 July 2019

biNu has gone from being a successful content platform with optimized data access for featurephone with significant numbers in several African countries to being a B2B platform with reverse billing agreements with MNOs. Users get “data free” and corporates can use the platform to communicate with existing customers and market to new customers. In the phrase they use on their Twitter account, like WhatsApp but no data costs. Russell Southwood spoke to its new CEO Stephen A Newton about what he’s got planned. biNu has three big pieces of news. A new CEO with a background in digital advertising has…

BROADCAST

New report shows that digital migration and online have disrupted the Kenyan media landscape – find out the winners and losers

18 July 2019

There have major changes in the Kenyan media landscape and a just published report by Reelforge and TIFA Research provides many useful insights into what’s changed. Russell Southwood reviews the reports’s key findings. The real BC and AD for the Kenyan media landscape has been before the digital broadcasting migration and after it. According to Communications Authority of Kenya data, from 2015, the number of TV channels has gone from 9 to 68 in 2019. Radio channels have also increased over the same period from 120 to 173. It also claims that there are 22 new online sites. Newspaper title…

REPORTS

Sub-Saharan Africa's Broadcasting Landscape

Balancing Act is pleased to announce the publication of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Broadcasting Landscape and Nine Key Markets. The report is a joint publication with one of the continent’s leading providers of mobile-based research and insights GeoPoll.