Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds
Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds

Turkey, China, and Egypt are responsible for jailing more than half of all journalists detained worldwide...

2 days ago

Kwesé to offer gadgets for internet TV connection clients
Kwesé to offer gadgets for internet TV connection clients

Pay TV provider Kwesé has delivered converter boxes that offer customers with traditional television sets a connection to the internet...

10 Dec 2018

Netflix is extending its library of original African content
Netflix is extending its library of original African content

African subscribers of Netflix will soon be able to watch local shows. The global streaming giant has planned to add original series from Africa next year to its ever-growing roster...

4 Dec 2018

Snapchat expands MENA video library
Snapchat expands MENA video library

Broadcasters are working on popular series for Snapchat's Discover page, with 32 shows across entertainment, sport and food...

4 Dec 2018

Kwesé TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on news
Kwesé TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on news

Kwesé TV is hoping to enter the local free-to-air market in South Africa...

29 Nov 2018

Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa

African audiences have low levels of trust in the media, experience a high degree of exposure to misinformation, and contribute - often knowingly - to its spread...

By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madri-Morales 26 Nov 2018

Africa Video Forum, AfricaCom 2018.
#AfricaCom: 'Don't die with your idea'

The Africa Video Forum at #AfricaCom 2018, this year grappled with funding models for original content on the continent and the disruption that mobile brings...

By Louise Marsland 23 Nov 2018

MTV Base is Video Entertainment Brand of The Year at PromaxBDA
MTV Base is Video Entertainment Brand of The Year at PromaxBDA

MTV Base announced as Video Entertainment Brand Of The Year, wins five golds at PromaxBDA Africa Awards...

21 Nov 2018

DStv and GOtv to broadcast AFRIMA across Africa
DStv and GOtv to broadcast AFRIMA across Africa

Multichoice will be airing the All Africa Music Awards live on DStv and GOtv on 21-24 November...

20 Nov 2018

Turner Upfront, South Africa.
Turner reveals content plans for Africa 2018/19

Turner's Upfront reveals brand new look, slate, and local partnerships for its African markets...

19 Nov 2018

Canal+ launches B2B distribution in Africa
Canal+ launches B2B distribution in Africa

The Canal+ Group announces the distribution and sale of audio-visual content in Africa and internationally...

19 Nov 2018

GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa's Black TV
GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa's Black TV

GRB Studios has inked a multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Black TV and will be collaborating with the African channel, led by actor and producer Thomas Gumede...

16 Nov 2018

Winner of search for animation talent in Africa
Winner of search for animation talent in Africa

Cartoon Network's Creative Lab winners of its search for the next African animation talent, have been announced...

16 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Kwesé iflix offers loyal customers free TV for a year
Kwesé iflix offers loyal customers free TV for a year

Following Kwesé's announcement of its move towards digital services, the broadcaster will grant loyal Kwesé TV subscribers complimentary access to Kwesé iflix for 12 months...

6 Nov 2018

Econet Media embraces its digital future
Econet Media embraces its digital future

Kwesé TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media, will focus on three core services; Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé iflix and Kwesé Play, as part of its business strategy towards a digital future...

5 Nov 2018

iflix brings 13 new channels to MENA
iflix brings 13 new channels to MENA

Subscription VOD service iflix has extended its linear TV channel offering by bringing its total to 50, with the intention of reaching 80 by the end of 2018...

2 Nov 2018

AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists
AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released this week, ahead of the annual mega-conference and expo from 13-15 November 2018...

1 Nov 2018

Affluent Afrillennials choose brands with social conscience
Affluent Afrillennials choose brands with social conscience

Africa's affluent millennials look to brands to make positive change, according to BBC survey...

31 Oct 2018

Content demand in Africa fueled by TV series, animation
Content demand in Africa fueled by TV series, animation

Taking place from 14-16 November, DISCOP Johannesburg is the leading content, adaptation rights and project market dedicated to Africa and the Middle East...

30 Oct 2018

Canal + International rolls out first original series in Africa
Canal + International rolls out first original series in Africa

Canal + International will introduce its first original series in Africa exclusively on its platform at the end of this month...

26 Oct 2018

BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'
BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'

BBC News Africa is launching 'Smart Money', an exclusive half-hour weekly programme available across the continent from next week...

23 Oct 2018

4KUniverse channel to roll out across EMEA
4KUniverse channel to roll out across EMEA

4KUniverse, a 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) general entertainment channel, will soon be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after bagging a deal with Eutelsat...

22 Oct 2018

iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA
iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA

Vewd and iflix, the entertainment service for emerging markets, have collaborated to make iflix accessible on millions of Vewd enabled devices...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 15 Oct 2018

Matlou Tsotetsi, director, Brand Communication, presenting the certificate of AFRIMA Host Country to Ghana Minister Catherine Afeku, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture.
Ghana to host 5th AFRIMA

The 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will be hosted by Ghana in 2018 from 21-24 November 2018...

10 Oct 2018

New film production hub for Africa
New film production hub for Africa

With a focus on African storytelling, the African Movie Channel has launched a production hub to develop and produce movies and TV series...

9 Oct 2018

BBC News Africa rolled out new series 'Talk It Out'
BBC News Africa rolled out new series 'Talk It Out'

The BBC News Africa TV Service introduced a new series called Talk it Out, where real-life health case-studies are studied and health issues that are taboo or socially condemned are openly debated...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 9 Oct 2018

iflix offers Trace Urban and Trace Sports Stars free
iflix offers Trace Urban and Trace Sports Stars free

SVOD platform iflix has agreed a partnership with TRACE, a youth media afro-urban entertainment channel, to provide two of its channels for free to iflix users worldwide, including Africa...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 26 Sep 2018

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