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Lionheart is Netflix's First African Film

For the first time in Netflix history, the streaming service has climbed on board to produce the new Nigerian flick 'Lionheart'. Starring Genevieve Nnaji who takes on the role of…

Showmax to launch new original series ‘The Girl from St. Agnes’

Showmax has launched the first trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes and it looks like a creepy and fascinating adventure. The series is the second original show from the…

BBC Africa launches new TV/radio programmes in Nigeria

As Nigeria prepares for the general election in 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa, has launched new television and radio programmes across its partner TV stations in Nigeria. In…

Scoop Network launches on Kwesé iflix

Africa’s Kwesé iflix is launching international channel Scoop Network from FCCE on its content catalogue. Kwesé iflix users can now watchs hours of showbiz from the Scoop Network, comprising of…

PLAYVOD: NBC partners Play Tv, Free Tv, launches video on demand platform

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has launched a video on demand platform, PLAYVOD, as part of its digital switchover activities. The platform was launched by the Director General of the…

The impact of Netflix on movie theatres in South Africa

Going to the movies has been one of the most popular forms of entertainment for over a century. Despite continued innovation in the entertainment industry – such as television, VHS…

Plus TV Africa: 24-hour News Channel Debuts on StarTimes

Leading digital Pay TV Company, StarTimes, has announced the listing of PLUS TV Africa, a 24-hour news channel which will be available on Channel 308 on digital terrestrial television (Antenna)…

Multichoice leads SAFTA nominations

MultiChoice took an early lead at The South African Film and Television Awards as the most nominated broadcaster overall, with 149 SAFTA nominations. These included the most nominated shows in…

South African survey by Turner's Boomerang confirms that the lives of 4 to 7-year olds are one unending party - literally.

A new survey by Turner's Boomerang (DStv 302) channel confirms that the lives of 4 to 7-year old kids are one unending party - literally - as almost half spend…

DStv to launch SuperheroHQ pop channel in March

Turner International has announced the launch of SuperheroHQ animation pop-up channel by mid-March on DStv satellite pay-tv platform. SuperheroHQ will be accessible for DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv…

Basebone calls for content from South African game developers and filmmakers

Basebone, an international mobile entertainment service which launched in South Africa in 2007, has seen unprecedented growth thanks to the recent introduction of Afrocentric films, documentaries, games and lifestyle content.…

Netflix Unveils First Locally-Acquired South African Series, 'Shadow'

The video-streaming giant Netflix has revealed that it will be debuting its very first locally-acquired South African TV series, Shadow. The series is scheduled to become available on Netflix South…

Nigeria: MultiChoice announces online auditions for BBN season 4

Following the conclusion of the nationwide auditions for Big Brother Naija (BBN) season 4, MultiChoice Nigeria has announced a call for special online auditions from February 25th to 27th, 2019.…

The story of the Malawian boy who saved his village comes to Netflix

As a southern African country Malawi's neighbors South Africa and Zimbabwe usually get all the coverage when it comes to global popular culture: both for good and bad. It's probably…

ZEEL's Zee World Channel Celebrates 4 Years In Africa And Plans To Broadcast First Locally-Produced Content

Zee World (DStv 166), the Indian-focused channel is celebrating its fourth anniversary in Africa this month. To celebrate its rapid viewership growth within the continent, the TV channel will broadcast…

Netflix Orders South African Teen Series ‘Blood & Water’

Netflix is continuing its push into African originals with its latest order, the South African teen series “Blood & Water.” The series, which is directed by Nosipho Dumisa, the helmer…

Boomerang Launches in HD

Continuing its ongoing commitment towards re-imagining television for African audiences, Turner has now made Boomerang available in High-Definition across Africa. The switch took place on the morning of March 5th,…

Five things to know about Xhosa comedian Siya Seya - this week's star in 'Trippin With Skhumba'

In the second episode of the Showmax Original Trippin With Skhumba, the 2018 DStv Viewers’ Choice Award: Favourite Comedian winner and 2017 Comics’ Choice Comic of the Year drives over…

“To Succeed, Content Producers And Local TV Hubs Must Establish Mutually Beneficial Relationships” – Agatha Amata, CEO Of Rave TV Nigeria

Agatha Amata, the CEO of Rave TV, has suggested that Nigeria’s content producers and media owners ought to develop mutually beneficial relationships in order for the industry to thrive in…

MultiChoice Ghana Partners Box Office Sports For Independence Weekend Boxing – Bukom Brawl

Supersport has renewed a production and broadcast partnership arrangement with Box Office Sports Promotions. This partnership brings to boxing fans across Africa and Ghana in particular, exclusive top quality live…

The Africa Channel Takes Africa’s Content to the World

Celebrating a banner year for African content acquisitions, The Africa Channel will air a collection of 20 new primetimes series representing premium drama, lifestyle, and news programming from Africa during…

MultiChoice launches special BBNaija pop-up channel on Dstv, GOtv

As the countdown to the eagerly anticipated fourth season of Big Brother Naija heats up, MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that it will treat fans of the popular reality TV show…

DStv Angola Boosts Its Offering With The Introduction Of Viacom's Nickelodeon Kids Channel in Portuguese

MultiChoice Angola has announced that it has added Viacom's Nickelodeon kids channel in Portuguese to its DStv offering in the country, further widening Nickelodeon's reach across the African continent. Nickelodeon…

Not all YouTube Originals available to Premium users in South Africa

Google launched YouTube Premium in South Africa on 12 March, offering subscribers the service for R71.99 per month, or a family plan for R109.99 per month. This is significantly cheaper…

Africa's Boomplay Announces Licensing Deal With Warner Music

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company's diverse global roster of music to…

BBC Lifestyle to bring local version of global dating hit First Dates to South Africa

Dating here in South Africa is serious business with couples really pulling out all the stops, so I cannot wait to see how fun local personalities demonstrate how dating should…

Zambezi Magic to roll out Date My Family Botswana

Local production houses have been invited to collaborate to produce Botswana’s version of DsTV’s popular dating show, Date My Family. The tv show aired on Zambezi Magic, or channel 160,…

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South Africa's E.tv announced that it is shutting down its unsuccessful eBella channel a year after its launch. The channel was carried on e.tv's own Openview satellite platform and also…

New TV Series focuses on human trafficking

After shooting three feature films for M-net last year, Invision Studios has embarked on shooting a television drama series, Manhounds that touches the cutting edge subject of human trafficking. Manhounds…

Zee World Set To Premiere First Ever Bollywood TV Show With African Actors

Mehek, a new drama series that was filmed in India, is scheduled to premiere on the Indian-focused entertainment platform Zee World (DStv 166) on Saturday, 6 April. It will be…

Lupita Nyong'o and John Boyega to Narrate Upcoming Wildlife Series 'Serengeti'

Discovery and BBC Studios new natural history series Serengeti is in on its way and none other than two of the biggest actors of African descent are set to narrate…

Kenyan Film Director Secures a new TV series in USA

A Kenyan Film Director, Wanuri Kahiu has secured a project in Hollywood after she was chosen to direct and write a new television series in the United States.   According…

BBC Studios Licence 'The Great Kenyan Bake Off' To East Africa’s Showstopper Media

Africa will be getting a second localised version of The Great British Bake Off reality baking competition show. BBC Studios has announced that it has licensed the format rights of…

African Union Of Broadcasting Secures Broadcasting Rights For 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) has been handed the FTA rights to broadcast the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament…

BLOG: How do broadcasters optimise their content delivery journey? By Bruce Hume, Switch Media

Sponsored Content To keep up with the changing demands of today’s television viewers, broadcasters need to ensure their content workflows are as optimised as possible, so that content is made…

OpenView to drop channels

OpenView has announced that it will be cancelling sports channel Trace Sports Stars as well as Afrikaans religious channel KruisKyk. KruisKyk, which aired on channel 151, is being removed from…

Comedy Central working on local version of ‘Comedians Solve World Problems” for MENA

Comedy Central is expanding globally with Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI) working together to produce MENA’s episode of “Comedians Solve World Problems”. The internationally acclaimed show will have its own…

Ghana: KweseTV Brings Millennial Music Platform, MuseAfrica Back To TV Screens

The MuseAfrica block will be broadcasting 60 minutes of exclusive music-related material on KweseTV (KFS) daily on weekdays from 4 pm to 5 pm. KweseTV announced that the programming would…

Edan TV rolls out new TV show ‘The River’

‘The River’, the new series from the country of Nelson Mandela, arrives exclusively on the pan-African channel Edan TV. This high-profile South African series will make you live the powerful…

Trace Sports Stars And KruisKyk Channels Removed From E.tv's Openview Satellite-TV

E.tv's Openview free-to-air satellite service is reported to be dumping two more channels with the Afrikaans Christian TV platform KruisKyk and Trace Sports Stars both getting axed. KruisKyk was broadcasting…

MultiChoice Kenya To Host First Ever Maisha Magic Festival To Celebrate Kenyan TV Content

MultiChoice Kenya has announced that it will toast to the growth of Kenyan television content at the first ever Maisha Magic Festival. The festival will take place at the Kenyatta…

Kwesé iflix collaborates with Flytime Promotions to offer African content to subscribers

Africa’s mobile entertainment app, Kwesé iflix, has strengthened its commitment to offer more local content to its subscribers with a recent collaboration with entertainment company, Flytime Promotions. The collaboration will…

Brand New News Channel, Newzroom Afrika, To Launch On MultiChoice's DStv

South Africa’s newest news channel Newzroom Afrika is scheduled to launch on Thursday 2 May with a news team that includes the former eNCA stars Thulasizwe Simelane, Cathy Mohlahlana, and…

Yalla Yalla to offer Arabic film and TV content in MENA

Yalla Yalla is a brand-new Dubai-based film and television company from a joint venture between Dubai-based distributor and producer, Front Row Filmed Entertainment and UK sales and production outfit Rocket…

Showmax Screens Swahili Telenovelas That Are Revamping Kenya’s TV Industry

In the history of Kenyan television, Swahili soap operas were the rage, according to many of the country’s TV viewers. Swahili soapies such as Penzi Hatari, Tausi, and Kisulisuli were…

Netflix on a Roll with Afrocentric Content

Shortly after announcing their first ever South African series Queen Sono, Netflix announced the release of another local production, Shadow. The story follows police detective Shadrach ‘Shadow’ Khumalo as he…

Kwesé iflix Partners Flytime Promotions to Bring More Local Content to its African Subscribers

Africa’s fastest growing mobile entertainment app, Kwesé iflix, has reemphasised its commitment to bringing more local content to its viewers with a recent partnership with foremost entertainment company, Flytime Promotions.…

Iconic South African series Yizo Yizo now available on Viu SA

Viu, a leading entertainment streaming service, has announced the re-entry of Yizo Yizo on South African screens. As part of its licence agreement with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC),…

In Brief

MultiChoice Nigeria has launched a special Ramadan pop-up channel to cater to the spiritual needs of its Muslim viewers on GOtv and DStv throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan, ThisDay…

StarTimes ON Launches Pan Africa Online Film Festival

StarTimes ON has unveiled its Pan Africa Online Film Festival (PAOFF). The festival was unveiled at an event, which took place recently at the National Art Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. Aimed…

Kwesé Free Sports to broadcast Castle Africa 5s

Castle Lager, South Africa’s most loved and iconic brand, has joined forces with pan-African sports and entertainment channel, Kwesé Free Sports, to deliver the second edition of Africa’s Premier Social…

StarTimes to air Plus TV in Africa

Plus TV Africa, a 24-Hour news channel, will now broadcast across all of Africa via StarTimes platform. According to StarTimes, the performance of the channel is superior since its launch…

MultiChoice adds Discovery’s HGTV to DStv

MultiChoice is adding US network HGTV channel to its pay TV service, DStv, via a deal with media giant Discovery. HGTV offers programmes about gardening, real estate and home improvement.…

In brief

The group Sense & Med & com has just launched Chacha TV (Chacha means screen in Arabic) in Algeria. Chacha TV is the first streaming and video-on-demand platform based in…

Netflix starts production on first African Original, Queen Sono

Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, has started production on its first original African series, Queen Sono, an action-packed spy thriller produced by Johannesburg-based Diprente. Pearl Thusi stars in…

SuperSport Rolls Out Olympic Channel On Digital Platforms

As the world counts down to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, SuperSport has launched the Olympic Channel content on its digital platforms to further engage audiences on the Olympic Movement…

Annecy Selects Africa as Spotlight Territory in 2020

The Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival and its Mifa market have selected Africa as the spotlight territory for their 2020 edition, it was announced on Wednesday. In parallel with the…

Disney Cookabout is served! - Award-winning series set to deliver another gastronomic adventure-filled season this July

Disney Africa has wrapped production of the third season of DisneyCookabout. The award-winning, comedic adventure game show series, that uses cooking and food preparation to create a fun-filled approach to…

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation to air AFCON live matches

During the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) will broadcast all 52 matches live. The kick-off will begin on June 21, in Cairo, Egypt. Many Kenyans…

StarTimes To Bring 2019 African Freestyle Football Championships To 20 Million Viewers

StarTimes, the official media partner of the 2019 African Freestyle Football Championships, has announced that it will transmit the competition to more than 20 million viewers. The Public Relation Manager…

Botswana Television to air AFCON matches

The national television broadcaster, Botswana Television (Btv) is in the process of seizing broadcast rights for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in Cairo, Egypt next Friday. The…

Viacom Set to Launch NickX eSports Platform Emerge Gaming provides technology

Viacom is getting into business with Emerge Gaming, which will develop an eSports tournament platform for kids using Nickelodeon gaming content called NickX. NickX, scheduled for launch in July in…

TAC Studios Co-Produces Four New Series across Africa

TAC Studios, the production arm of US-based The Africa Channel, announced four new series being produced in Africa for the global marketplace. Building on its commitment to invest in talent…

Production for 'Blood and Water' Netflix's second original African series has begun

Production for Netflix's second original African series, Blood & Water, a coming of age, mystery drama based in Cape Town has begun. The series will be helmed by award-winning director…

The #1 millennial brand in the US, [adult swim], to make a splash across DStv Africa!

Renowned counter-culture shows to feature in an epic programming block on TNT this July This July, for the first time on linear TV in Africa, [adult swim] will be available…

Philippine Telenova ‘Asintado’ Debuts On StarTimes Nigeria

Asintado, the stylish Philippine telenovela series is currently enjoying significant viewership ratings on the TV screen on StarTimes Novela E Plus, Channel 057 and 128. The brand new telenovela, Asintado…

Multichoice plans to make 52 local movies the next year

Multichoice is planning to produce 52 local movies and 29 local dramas within the next year. It also plans to increase its percentage of total general entertainment spend on local…

Marc Dorcel introduces first African adult channel

After the introduction of Dorcel TV and Dorcel XXX with approximately 3 million subscribers across Europe and recently Dorcel TV in Canada. The French X giant has decided to satisfy…

In brief

Angolan pay-TV operator Zap is betting on content production, having recently inaugurated a production company in Tatalona near Luanda which by the end of the year should have around 300…

MultiChoice Offers Discovery Inc.'s Real Time Channel Across Africa

MultiChoice has announced that Discovery Inc.'s Real Time channel will be added to MultiChoice's GOtv and DStv satellite pay-TV service throughout the rest of Africa as well from Monday 15…

REAL TIME channel Launches on DStv and GOtv

The new entertainment channel from DICOVERY INC. to dazzle customers with reverting reality programming Multichoice Africa in collaboration with Discovery, Inc. today announced the expansion of its portfolio in Africa…

Showmax Enhances Its Sports Offering With Live Streaming

Showmax has recently been very busy enhancing its sports offering. Extended highlights from major sporting events such as Wimbledon, PGA tournaments and the Tour de France as well as a…

M6 Group To Launch New TV Channel Across Sub-Saharan Africa

M6 Group has confirmed that it plans to roll out a new TV channel into French-speaking Africa – M6 International. The CEO of M6 Group, Nicolas de Tavernost, said that…

Globecast brings The Total Africa Cup of Nations to the world in 4K alongside VOD content creation

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, is extending its relationship with the organisers and rights holders of the Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, bringing the 2019 event…

Canal+ and Trace launched new TV channel

Trace and Canal+ groups have just announced the launch of a television channel, Trace Afrikora; which will be dedicated to the music and culture of Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Conakry and The…

Endemol Shine Builds ‘The Bridge’ in Africa

Endemol Shine Group has sold the rights to adapt its critically acclaimed and highly popular Nordic Noir detective series "The Bridge" to Cape Town-based production company Both Worlds Pictures, Variety…

VSKIT partners StarTimes for 'Voice to Fame' dubbing competition

African short video sharing platform VSKIT has announced a partnership with StarTimes, to host the maiden edition of ‘Voice to Fame’, the first dubbing competition in Nigeria, on 28 July.…

ZBC Signs Broadcast Content Partnership Agreement With Zimbabwe Prisons

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) on a content partnership that is directed towards ensuring a…

Showmax launched its service in Nigeria

Showmax has launched a new video on demand service in Nigeria. Priced at N2,900 per month, the video streaming service features a dedicated slate of Nigerian TV shows and movies,…

Discover Digital International partnered with SPI/FilmBox

Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) will now FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Fast&FunBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Gametoon HD and FashionBox HD. FilmBox Africa and FilmBox ArtHouse feature Hollywood movies…

Ethiopia: First Ever Kids TV Channel Goes On Air

Ethiopia Kids TV Channel, the 30th television channel to be launched in the nation, started trial transmission last month. Founded by seven professionals hailing from journalism, the arts, information technology,…

Fox Sports Africa To Rebrand Channels And Online Site To ESPN

Fox Sports Africa has announced that as of 30 August, its African audience will access ESPN shows on TV and online with the official rebrand of Fox Sports Africa to…

M-Net acquires Stroop, the award-winning rhino-poaching documentary for broadcast across the M-Net and kykNET channels during September

M-Net has acquired the award-winning and hard-hitting rhino-poaching documentary, STROOP - Journey into the Rhino Horn War with Bonné de Bod with both the English and Afrikaans versions that will…

Openview to broadcast the English Premier League in South Africa

Openview has expanded its content offering to include sports with the introduction of live English Premier League matches. The free satellite service provider will broadcast the Premier League on its…

East Africa Got Talent available on Clouds TV, Citizen TV and NBS

East Africa’s Got Talent, a talent show competition which is part of the Got Talent franchise owned by Simon Cowell, launched last weekend with a live screening at the Coca…

Multichoice Botswana unveils Now! TV on DSTV

MultiChoice Botswana has launched a youth-focused channel. NOW! TV is available on DStv Channel 290 which provides entertainment and local film and television content. MultiChoice Botswana managing director, Katlego Arnone…

Zog, the award-winning animation from Triggerfish, is now available on Showmax

Zog, the newest award-winning animation from Triggerfish, is now streaming on Showmax in Africa. Zog is the liveliest but clumsiest pupil in his class at Dragon School, where he wants…

BABA TV launched on DStv in Uganda

BABA TV, the highest-ranked new channel in the ‘family’ with the best quality picture has been launched on DStv platform in Uganda. BABA TV is available on the DStv platform…

MultiChoice's SuperSport Inks 5-Year PSL Deal With SABC In South Africa

After the South African government and Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa forced an agreement between the two parties, a vague 5-year deal was signed on Friday by MultiChoice's SuperSport and the…

ZEE5 offering news channels for free in Africa and MENA

ZEE5 Global is offering its top news channels available free for streaming in select countries in APAC, MENA and Africa. Subscribers in these countries will have access to 15 news…

Bold Women. Scandalized Viewers. It’s ‘Sex and the City,’ Senegal Style.

Esther Ndiaye plays Racky in “Mistress of a Married Man,” a wildly popular show in Senegal. DAKAR, Senegal — In the most controversial scene of “Mistress of a Married Man,”…

Reality Show On Kayayei To Air On TV Africa

'A Jewel In The Streets', a unique and major transformational reality show on 'kayayei' (head porters), will be aired on TV Africa from September 8, organisers have announced. The first…

DStv to broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup

DStv is the only television platform in South Africa that will air the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. While SABC confirmed it could not reach an agreement with SuperSport…

FIFA.com and YouTube to stream African qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

Football fans around the world will be able to watch the preliminary round of the CAF qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar. FIFA plans…

Max TV acquires non-exclusive broadcasting rights for the English Premier League in Ghana

Max TV just announced a non-exclusivity deal to air all of the English Premier League 2019/2020 season. Max TV’s objective is to give Ghanaian football fans the best content and…

iflix is now available in Ghana

iflix serves as a digital hosting and distribution platform for Western and Asian dramas obtained through partnerships with over 150 studios and content distributors globally, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Disney, Warner Bros,…

African Movie Channel’s AMC series returns to StarTimes

A year after African Movie Channel’s AMC Series channel departed StarTimes, it has made its return to the television platform. Following a new deal signed in August with StarTimes, the…

StarTimes’ dating reality show ‘Hello Mr Right’ commences auditions September

StarTimes have announced that Africa’s number 1 dating reality show ‘Hello Mr. Right’ will commence in Nigeria with auditions on September 7 and 8 The auditions scheduled to hold on…

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A+ IVOIRE reinforces its schedule of programs with the arrival of new programs and series co-produced by the channel. Launched in 2019, the TV channel A+ IVOIRE has conquered the…

Mysterious Zuma-infused reality series films at Nkandla

A mysterious new 13-episode reality series involving some of the Zuma family and partly filmed at the Nkandla presidential homestead is coming to screens in 2020, but the producers remain…

MTF West Africa Class of 2018 film screening

MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is excited to announce the highly-anticipated screening of the films Life of Bim and DreamChaser by the MTF West Africa Academy’s Class of 2018! The two…

MBC To Launch New Channel In North Africa

The Saudi-backed media group MBC has revealed that it will be launching a new free-to-air satellite TV channel for its audiences in the Maghreb on 21 September. MBC released a…

Lumen TV goes live in Zambia

Catholic Bishops of Zambia have launched test broadcast of Lumen TV. “As a Church, and as a nation, we may be going through so many troubles. May Lumen TV Zambia…

Lupita Nyong’o’s take on Chimamanda’s Americanah for HBO will help Hollywood’s Africa blind spot

The long-awaited on-screen adaptation of Chimamanda’s bestseller, Americanah, is finally coming to life as a ten-episode HBO series starring Lupita Nyong’o and directed by Danai Gurira. The duo of Nyong’o…

Ford Boyard Africa now on Canal+ in Africa

Canal+ is very pleased to announce the launch of the world-famous television concept, Ford Boyard, with an edition specially designed for the African continent: Ford Boyard Africa, the first African…

The Wendy Williams Show renewed for another two seasons across Sub-Saharan Africa

The 11th season of the American talk show kicked off this week in the United States with Liongate’s Debmar-Mercury announcing that Wendy has been renewed for another two seasons until…

'Adorned By Chi': Anime-Inspired 'Nigerian Magical Girl' Franchise Being Developed For Film/TV, Animation And More

Jacque Aye, the creator of Adorned by Chi, has signed with MWM and its MWM Universe division as they plan to develop the story for multiple platforms including animation, comic…

New talent reality TV series ‘Calling The Called’ to be launched in SA

South Africans will soon get a taste of a battle between wanna-be preachers live on TV. Production house, Zallywood, is at the moment doing trials around Gauteng to find talented…

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One of South Africa's beloved telenovelas, The River, has received its first ever International Emmy nomination in the category of "Best Telenovela", according to IOL. The River will go up…

StarTimes Rolls Out Tozali TV In Nigeria’s Northern States

StarTimes subscribers in Nigeria will now experience Tozali TV, a lifestyle TV channel with rich cultural entertainment shows in English and Hausa. Joshua Wang, the Managing Director of StarTimes, announced…

Opanka to introduce new TV show to promote underground artistes in Ghana

Ghanaian Hiplife artiste, Opanka is coming with a new tv show project to promote up-coming artistes also known as underground artistes to shine in our world of music. According to…

Vodacom’s Video Play Rolls Out Educational Content On-Demand

Vodacom’s video on demand platform Video Play has rolled out a substantial selection of educational content for children and young adults ranging from science, mathematics and coding, in fun and…

Africa Magic to offer Nollywood Stars pop-up channel for DStv, GOtv subscribers

Africa Magic will release its Nollywood Stars pop-up channel for its DStv and GOtv viewers this October. The launch will be on Sunday, 6 October and will end on Wednesday,…

DStv To Cut Three Popular Channels Across Africa

DStv recently announced that it would be cutting three favourite channels from its network at the end of October – Lifetime, History and Crime + Investigation. These three channels have…

M-Net to launch new musical show

The South African audio group M-Net will launch the first season of its musical show Amazing Voices, January 12, 2020. The promoters of the show, sponsored by the investor Old…

Showmax starts production on second original comedy

Cape Town - Filming for Showmax's second original scripted comedy has begun in Johannesburg. According to a statement released by the streaming service, the fish-out-of-water comedy is set at The…

BBC Studios extends reach across Africa

At MIPCOM 2019, BBC Studios announced that it has licensed over 800 hours of content to clients across the African continent in the past six months; striking a first agreement…

CANAL + and Mediawan join forces in content production originals for Africa

CANAL + International (an international subsidiary of the CANAL + group) and Mediawan will create a joint venture to produce original content in French for the African public. This content…

SA-animated Zog up for International Emmy

Watch the trailer here. South Africa is having a good year at the International Emmys: first The River was nominated as best Telenovela and now Zog, animated in Cape Town…

International Emmy Kids Awards nod to Nigeria

Kids shows from Nigeria and India have earned both countries their first nominations from the International Emmy Kids Awards. Season two of Cartoon Network and Vaibhav Studios’ Lamput (pictured) brought…

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Canal+ is launching, Basketball Academy a reality show on basketball, shot in Gabon. The show follows the journey of 20 young Gabonese players aged 15 to 18 who want to…

A24 Media Launches All Factual VOD Platform Platform will be a curation of African stories from over 30 countries

A24 Media Founder Asif Sheikh. The firm has launched an all factual Video on Demand (VoD) platform. Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) based A24 Media on Wednesday launched Yebo, an…

Africa Canal + adds M6 International to its bouquets

Canal + In Africa is now integrating the M6 International TV channel into its television packages. The information was provided a few days ago when the pay-TV operator communicated the…

SABC lands deal to air Rugby World Cup final

South African public-service broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has reached an agreement with SuperSport to air the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England on…

The SABC plans to launch its own streaming service

The SABC is looking to buy or build its own streaming service in the medium-term, says group chief executive officer Madoda Mxakwe. Speaking at a media conference on Wednesday (23…

Pineapple TV launches on StarTimes

Pineapple TV, a dedicated African children's and family television channel, has launched on Startimes Network Channel 129. It claims to offer safe, fun, and quality Afro-centric programming for children aged…

DStv abandoned decision to remove lifetime and historical channel

In Cape Town, Multichoice has abandoned its decision to remove two of the A + E network channels. This conclusion comes after companies have signed a new multi-year contract. “We’ve…

Cartoon Network and TNT make their way to MultiChoice’s GOtv!

Leading channel provider of wholesome family entertainment and blockbuster movies tailor-made for African fans, WarnerMedia Africa, is expanding its entertainment offering by introducing Cartoon Network and TNT on MultiChoice’s digital…

Arewa24 introduces new all-Hausa Language streaming service

Hausa Language entertainment and lifestyle channel in Nigeria and West Africa, AREWA24, has announced the launch of “Arewa24On Demand,” its new global subscription video-on-demand (“SVOD”) and “Over-the-Top” (OTT) streaming service.…

GRB Studios and M-Net signed deal in Africa

GRB Studios has signed many contracts in Africa, including the last season of Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter on the South African pay-TV channel M-Net. M-Net has also acquired…

DStv Adds Euronews, CBS Justice And CuriosityStream Channels

MultiChoice has revealed that it is adding two more TV channels to DStv including CuriosityStream, CBS Justice and is also bringing back Euronews. As it is a crime channel, CBS…

3 new channels coming to DStv

Cape Town – Multichoice is adding three new channels to the DStv platform. The company announced on Wednesday that CuriosityStream, CBS Justice and Euronews will be available from 21 November.…

Netflix reveals a first look at the cast of the highly anticipated Queen Sono

Today, Netflix released first look images of the highly anticipated 6 part series - Africa’s first script-to-screen Original series, Queen Sono. The action-packed series follows Queen Sono (Pearl Thusi), a…

MultiChoice boss calls for massive stimulus package for South Africa's film and TV industry as part of 'a national agenda' needed to elevate the local content production biz.

The general entertainment boss of Africa's biggest pay-TV service is calling for a massive stimulus package to be made available for South Africa's TV and film industry to help support…

Marsha Thomason set to star in UK-South African thriller ‘Stolen’ (exclusive)

The UK’s Marsha Thomason has signed to star in Gary Young’s action thriller Stolen which is set to start shooting in the UK and South Africa in January 2020. Thomason,…

Fight Sports obtains broadcast rights in Africa for Joshua and Ruiz’s return match

Combat Spots broadcaster, Fight Sports, got the exclusive rights in Africa on the return leg Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz. The fight, for the WBA, WBO and IBF World Heavyweight…

The hilarious comedy series from Cote d’Ivoire has finally landed!

Let’s laugh at our faults and the flaws of our society, such is the motto of these humorous shortcoms. Through a gallery of lively and colourful characters facing everyday situations.Feel…

MultiChoice announced four new channels this November

MultiChoice Group launched four new channels, namely the Da Vinci Children’s Educational Channel, which will be offering informative and fun learning on the DStv Family package as well as CuriosityStream,…

China and Namibia Broadcasting Corporation sign radio and TV content agreement

A Chinese delegation has visited Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to explore information and content exchange and dissemination opportunities, Xinhua reports. It was led by Wu Bao'an, the head of the…

Emmy Award-Winning GRB Studios Inks Deals In Africa

GRB Studios has recently closed a number of deals in Africa, including one that brings the latest season of Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter to South Africa’s pay-TV channel…

MultiChoice Nigeria launched 5 new packages

MultiChoice has unveiled five new packages for its DStv and GOtv platforms to provide more quality content at great value for customers this holiday season and beyond. According to the…

Inside Cartoon Network Africa’s grassroots growth

Turner Kids Africa exec Ariane Suveg explains how the kidsnet is addressing the lack of local content and tapping into the continent's emerging animation sector. WarnerMedia’s kidsnets are on a…

Showmax Ready To Compete With Netflix – MultiChoice

Showmax is now in the best position to compete with international streaming giants like Netflix. This is according to the MultiChoice Connected Video’s CEO Niclas Ekdahl, who had a conversation…

Cell C Shuts Down Its Black Streaming Service

Cell C has revealed that it is shutting down its Black streaming service. In an SMS sent to its Black users, the company announced that the service would close on…

Maisha Magic to air Namu’ crime show

Allan Namu signed a television agreement with Maisha Magic to produce a police program. Tim Okwaro, director of Eastern and Southern Africa, said at a media show in Johannesburg that…

Nvivo TV Rolled Out In Nigeria

The entertainment and content distribution space in Nigerian is set to see a major transformation following the official rollout of Nvivo TV as part of the revelations made at the…

Third season of ‘The Fastest Shedder’ TV show available in Nigeria

A reality television show for encouraging healthy living and fight against obesity is set to hit the Nigerian television airwaves. The third season of Nigeria’s first weight loss reality TV…

In brief

South African and African content has been making inroads into the international market lately. Now three local projects have been chosen as finalists for C21 Content London’s drama series pitching…