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Cape Town Film Studios.
African influence on Hollywood films

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

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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

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

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

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

New Zee TV branding.
Zee TV Africa rebrands globally

Zee TV Africa has rolled out a global rebrand to strengthen it to attract 3 billion viewers in the next six years...

10 Nov 2017

Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution
Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution

Triggerfish is hosting a free webinar to help animators and storytellers across Africa to develop TV series for worldwide distribution...

20 Oct 2017

Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East...

16 Oct 2017

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

With revenue from Africa's pay-TV market sitting at $4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies...

16 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

Joseph Hundah
#AfricaAchiever: Kwesé TV disrupts pay-TV market in Africa

Kwesé TV is disrupting the pay-TV market on the African continent, bringing the ‘TV everywhere revolution' to the continent. President and CEO, Joseph Hundah is our #AfricaAchiever....

By Louise Marsland 10 Oct 2017

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Pay-TV market reaches 23.7m African subscribers

Dataxis' latest research shows the steady expansion of the pay-TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million...

5 Oct 2017

New ‘freemium' content from Pride TV
New ‘freemium' content from Pride TV

PrideTV, Africa's only LGBTQ video-on-demand (VOD) channel, has launched a second tier of streaming video content to cater for its growing audience...

30 Sep 2017

Powerpuff Girls get an African connection
Powerpuff Girls get an African connection

Toya Delazy will voice a new Powerpuff Girl for Cartoon Network Africa when the five-part special premieres in October...

18 Sep 2017

Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal
Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first content sales deal with new pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media...

18 Sep 2017

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets...

18 Sep 2017

Ikenna Azuike
BBC's ‘What's Up Africa' is back

A new series of ‘What's Up Africa' launches this week and will broadcast daily with latest news across the continent in an off-beat tone...

8 Sep 2017

Wavebreak Media Ltd. © –
#Pamro2017: Rethinking TV audience measurement in Africa

Jennie Beck, CCO or chief client officer at Kantar Media Mena, spoke at this week's Pamro Conference on the challenges of TV audience measurement or TAMs in Africa and how the rapidly developing African TV infrastructure may turn this on its head, creating new measurement opportunities.

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

Kui Kariuki
#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

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