China bans video game streaming platform Twitch

Abacus reports that China has prohibited video game streaming platform Twitch after the country experienced an increase in the service's popularity. The Twitch app also disappeared from the Apple App Store for Chinese users, suggesting a deliberate move to ban the service. Read more on this...

21 Sep 2018

Roan Ash added to Apple Music's Country Wide campaign

South African singer Roan Ash has been selected to participate in Apple Music's global Country Music campaign Country Wide, which launched on 27 July 2018. The initiative includes The Wild Feathers from the US, Catherine McGrath from Ireland, Tenille Townes from Canada, and Australia's Missy...

30 Jul 2018

Publiseer's music streams surpass million mark

Nigerian digital publishing platform Publiseer has recorded 1,525,138 monetised music streams across all digital platforms, including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, Pandora, and Google Play Music. It also recorded 38,254 track downloads, 130,401 in locker service, 2,535...

26 Jul 2018

Spotify, Festicket collaborate to help find festivals you like

Engadget reports that music streaming service Spotify and online booking platform Festicket have joined forces to create Festival Finder; a new feature on Spotify that helps users discover music festivals based on their choice of music. The feature requires users to connect their Spotify account...

24 Jul 2018

Local restaurant creates dynamic Spotify playlist

RocoMamas has created a playlist on Spotify, making it the first South African brand to do so. RocoMamas' founder, Brian Altriche, says the restaurant frequently receives requests on social media to create a playlist. South African indie and alternative rock bands can share their original...

12 Jun 2018

Pay TV subcribers in Africa to grow by 75%

Screen Africa reports that there will be a 75% increase in pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million. Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts, however, expects that subscriber growth will overtake revenue progress. The forecast suggests that pay TV revenues...

11 Jan 2018

Trace channels now accessible on Black

Trace and Cell C have collaborated to introduce its channels to Black; a media entertainment platform created by Cell C. The channels Trace Africa, Trace at Gospel and Trace Sports Star are now available on Black. Black offers local and international video-on-demand content and live TV...

22 Dec 2017

MobiMedia launches a mobile TV platform

Ole! Media Group's mobile content arm MobiMedia has launched Jika TV, a mobile television platform. Jika TV features 20 channels that cover topics such as sports news and round-ups, health and fitness, food, inspirational and religious content as well as children's content, which includes learning...

18 Dec 2017

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