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New satellite extends digital broadcasting in Africa
New satellite extends digital broadcasting in Africa

The new Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite will help extend communications and direct digital broadcasting services in two new large regions of Africa, while also providing broadband Ka-band connectivity over all of Egypt...

5 Dec 2019

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MTN Nigeria launched its music streaming platform MusicTime

MTN Nigeria unveiled a platform for streaming music, MusicTime! This allows music enthusiasts to choose from millions of songs available around the world...

5 Dec 2019

DISCOP Johannesburg
DISCOP Joburg announces changes for 2020 edition

The eighth edition of DISCOP Johannesburg wrapped up last week with a lower attendance in comparison to last year - leading to some key changes in the 2020 edition...

2 Dec 2019

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Showmax increases Video on Demand access in Africa

Subscription video on demand (SVoD) service, Showmax announced on Friday, 22 November 2019, that is hoping to address the challenges faced by many African's when it comes to streaming platforms...

29 Nov 2019

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Arewa24 launches new streaming service in Nigeria

Arewa24, the northern Nigerian language channel, is launching Arewa24On Demand, a new global subscription video-on-demand and OTT streaming service...

27 Nov 2019

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Showmax launches a new Africa content product

Showmax launched new products for Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa...

26 Nov 2019

Video Exchange Africa, AfricaCom Panel (L-R): Siddhartha Roy, Cees van Versendaal, Russell Southwood, Ryan Solovei.
#AfricaCom: The many VOD markets

Video on Demand in Africa is hampered by high data costs and driven by consumer behaviour change...

By Louise Marsland 25 Nov 2019

John Ugbe.
#AfricaCom: TV content future will be shaped by OTT

OTT has disrupted the way we experience content: visually, auditory and in several other ways...

By Louise Marsland 20 Nov 2019

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Mali rolls out DTT initiative

Thomson Broadcast to protect Malian public broadcaster DTT deployment...

14 Nov 2019

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Apple, Disney and Netflix's streaming battle isn't winner-take-all

With the recent launch of Apple TV Plus and the imminent arrival of Disney Plus, the video landscape has never looked so competitive...

By Amanda Lotz & Ramon Lobato 12 Nov 2019

New Africa content for OTT streaming platform
New Africa content for OTT streaming platform

Demand Africa concludes global distribution agreements with leading content providers in Africa...

5 Nov 2019

Africa's Playfre expands to 13 more countries
Africa's Playfre expands to 13 more countries

African music streaming service Playfre is launching in 13 more African countries...

28 Oct 2019

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AREWA24 launches new all-Hausa language streaming service

AREWA24 the new Hausa Language entertainment and lifestyle channel in Nigeria and West Africa, has introduced the launch of "Arewa24On Demand"...

28 Oct 2019

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The digital dash for Africa

There are three weeks to go to AfricaCom 2019, Africa's biggest technology conference and expo...

25 Oct 2019

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New music channels for Africa

Gorse & Co to distribute Melody and Melody Music channels in Africa...

23 Oct 2019

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Boomplay to enter French-speaking countries

After four years of being on the market in West Africa, Boomplay Music is set to expand its services to French-speaking countries on the continent....

16 Oct 2019

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Wizkid plans to roll out music streaming app

Nigerian artist Wizkid has recently announced he would soon roll out a new music streaming app...

15 Oct 2019

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New streaming service to launch in Africa

Video compression technologies company V-Nova announced a new partnership with OTT TV company Simpestream to launch new streaming service MVMO...

9 Oct 2019

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Playfre adds 2 new distribution services

Playfre, Africa's first music streaming platform, has launched a new service called SongRoute...

7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

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Connecting Africa using television white space

White space is the name used to describe unused broadcasting frequencies in the wireless spectrum...

27 Sep 2019

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Africa still behind in digital broadcasting migration

Rwanda Broadcasting Corporation wants African authorities to invest in digital migration

20 Sep 2019

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New streaming service to launch in Africa

Increasing demand for high-quality streaming content across Africa - new service launches...

18 Sep 2019

Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu.
African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

Playfre aims to become the biggest music streaming vehicle on the continent...

9 Sep 2019

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YouTube and FIFA to broadcast African World Cup qualifiers live

Lesser-known African's soccer teams will enjoy worldwide exposure after FIFA announced their opening World Cup qualifying matches would be live-streamed on its website and on YouTube...

4 Sep 2019

A newspaper stand is seen in Mwanza, Tanzania, on September 19, 2015. Tanzania is currently considering legal amendments that could negatively affect press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Daniel Hayduk.
Onslaught against press freedoms in Tanzania

CPJ says Kabendera, Gwanda cases highlight Tanzania's decline in press freedom and human rights...

26 Aug 2019

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

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Discover Digital International partnered with SPI/Filmbox

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

14 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

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Startimes to broadcast UEFA Euro 2020 in Sub Saharan Africa

StarTimes has secured transmission rights for UEFA Euro 2020 as well as Qualifiers to EURO 2020, UEFA Nations League 2020/21 and European Qualifiers to FIFA World Cup 2022...

13 Aug 2019

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