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BBC content growth for Africa
BBC content growth for Africa

BBC Studios announced at MIPTV this week that Africa has secured over 300 hours of programming from across its portfolio since the start of 2018...

13 Apr 2018

Asia's pay-TV subs with 4K STB reach 53.6m
Asia's pay-TV subs with 4K STB reach 53.6m

Latest research from Dataxis showed that the number of pay-TV subscribers in Asia owning a 4K set-top box reached 53.6 million at the end of 2017...

3 Apr 2018

Midem and Trace team up to support African music industry
Midem and Trace team up to support African music industry

Midem has announced the launch of its High-Potential Markets Programme with the Trace channel, to support the African music industry...

15 Mar 2018

Demand for Pay-TV services from Africa's middle class
Demand for Pay-TV services from Africa's middle class

Zee TV Africa's Harish Goyal to speak at Satellite 2018 In Washington DC on Pay-TV services in Africa...

13 Mar 2018

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

Discovery rebrands after Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition
Discovery rebrands after Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition

Discovery Communications has rebranded to Discovery Inc after completing its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive...

7 Mar 2018

Investing in media measurement in Africa
Investing in media measurement in Africa

Media Measure, an African media compliance and marketing insights business operating in nine African countries, has received investment...

1 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Nigeria building Africa's biggest free TV platform
Nigeria building Africa's biggest free TV platform

Nigeria wants to build Africa's biggest and most lucrative free-to-air television platform, becoming the "capital of television" on the continent...

28 Feb 2018

Eco@Africa's successful broadcast partnership model
Eco@Africa's successful broadcast partnership model

Eco@Africa is a sustainable African-European TV success story...

27 Feb 2018

Cape Town Film Studios.
African influence on Hollywood films

How Africa is influencing Hollywood movies showcased on 'CNN Marketplace Africa'...

22 Feb 2018

Econet Media subsidiary Kwesé buys iflix
Econet Media subsidiary Kwesé buys iflix

Econet Media subsidiary and pan-African media company Kwesé, has announced its acquisition of the world's leading internet TV service for emerging markets, iflix, to form a new dynamic TV and mobile offering in sub-Saharan Africa...

22 Feb 2018

DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria
DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria

The Federal Government in Nigeria notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOtv that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year...

19 Feb 2018

Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA
Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA

iflix signs multi-year deal with Lego, launches dedicated channel in Africa and the Middle East...

16 Feb 2018

A new TV content festival announced
A new TV content festival announced

ZIFF and DISCOP Zanzibar add TV series festival to the category line-up...

12 Feb 2018

Maithreyi Seetharaman in Abu Dhabi.
Africanews launches weekly business, lifestyle programme for Middle East

Africanews has launched 'Inspire Middle East' for its African and European audiences...

9 Feb 2018

Charles Murito, country manager of Google Kenya |
Google Kenya's Charles Murito on digital advertising and the age of assistance

Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018

New leadership for Turner Africa
New leadership for Turner Africa

Turner has appointed new leadership for Africa and French-speaking territories...

5 Feb 2018

Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril
Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril

Thabiso Dlamini explores several reasons why marketers need to focus on developing their relationship with traditional media now more than ever...

By Thabiso Dlamini 1 Feb 2018

UN chief António Guterres being interviewed by Africanews this week.
Africanews: UN-AU cooperation in Africa

The actions of the United Nations on the continent of Africa was the subject of an exclusive television interview with Africanews this week...

31 Jan 2018

Kenya cuts TV transmissions over live coverage of opposition's Odinga
Kenya cuts TV transmissions over live coverage of opposition's Odinga

Authorities in Kenya should immediately allow four privately owned television stations to resume broadcasting after they were shut down by government...

31 Jan 2018

New appointment to lead CNN sales in EMEA
New appointment to lead CNN sales in EMEA

CNN has appointed an EMEA content sales lead to work with broadcast and digital partners...

29 Jan 2018

Pixabay via .
What's trending? Retro-millennia

Perhaps as a reaction to the disillusionment of adulthood, the millennial generation is looking back to the comforts of childhood brands and media as a balm for their collective pre-mid-life-crisis...

By Bronwyn Williams 29 Jan 2018

Television will endure in a Netflix world
Television will endure in a Netflix world

In a world where all-episodes-at-once has quickly become ubiquitous, what else will consumers want out of their entertainment experience in the future?

10 Jan 2018

African history series from Deutsche Welle
African history series from Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle's history project "African Roots" addresses young Africans and uses animation in an attempt to reveal more about the continent's history...

9 Jan 2018

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DSO in Nigeria rolling out in Ilorin, Kwara State

The federal government rolled out the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Ilorin, Kwara State, to enable Nigerians to benefit from the digital in broadcasting...

By Umayrah Ramjan 27 Dec 2017

iflix campaign.
iflix reaches milestone in streaming minutes

Now available to over one billion consumers across 24 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix celebrates 10 million minutes streamed in 2017 with a new campaign...

19 Dec 2017

The rise of mobile streaming TV
The rise of mobile streaming TV

Streaming media is changing the face of broadcasting: people are turning to streaming video platforms, and increasingly, consuming their media and entertainment via their mobile phones...

18 Dec 2017

Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017
Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017

Last week, YouTube released its annual Rewind lists. These lists are separated by country and showcase the moments that captured the attention of YouTube users around the globe this year...

11 Dec 2017

Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth
Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth

Reaching The 77 percent - Deutsche Welle launches new debate platform for young Africans...

5 Dec 2017

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