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The future of content streaming across Africa and the Middle East
The future of content streaming across Africa and the Middle EastArticle

Despite challenges of internet access, sufficient data and internet download speeds, revenues generated from subscription video-on-demand service (SVOD) across Africa and the Middle East are set to triple...

Henry Windridge 18 Mar 2021

Opportunities and complications in the streaming space
Opportunities and complications in the streaming spaceArticle

In 2021, the over-the-top (OTT) market will be primarily shaped by the consumer response to Covid-19 and their experiences throughout the pandemic...

Darcy Antonellis 26 Feb 2021

BBC streaming service BritBox to launch in SA
BBC streaming service BritBox to launch in SAArticle

BBC Studios and ITV's joint streaming venture BritBox will launch in South Africa in the second half of 2021....

17 Feb 2021

2021 media trends and predictions
2021 media trends and predictionsArticle

Boomerang subscribers, social e-commerce and analytics everywhere: these are the strategies that will shape 2021's media landscape...

Issued by Kantar 18 Nov 2020

CEO of DStv Media Sales, Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee presenting at the Nedbank IMC Conference.
#NedbankIMC2020: Advanced TV, what you need to know to work it [Part 1]Article

CEO of DStv Media Sales, Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee's presentation focused on what advanced TV really is, how the TV landscape is changing and what this means for marketers...

Juanita Pienaar 28 Jul 2020

Dr Janet van Eeden appointed as Afda Durban Dean
Dr Janet van Eeden appointed as Afda Durban DeanArticle

Dr Janet Van Eeden will be taking on the title of Afda Durban Campus Dean officially come 1 July 2020...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 26 Jun 2020

#IABInsightSeries: Building the basics in digital video and audio
#IABInsightSeries: Building the basics in digital video and audioArticle

The IAB SA's most recent IAB Insights online webinar took place yesterday, 11 June on Zoom, looking at building the basics in digital video and audio and enabling engagement and conversion in the digital economy...

Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2020

South Africans want brands to keep being active in their lives during lockdown
South Africans want brands to keep being active in their lives during lockdownArticle

A study conducted by marketing communications agency HaveYouHeard has found that South Africans want brands to keep being active in their lives and advertising during lockdown...

Issued by HaveYouHeard 19 May 2020

Online education could accentuate inequality in educational outcomes
Online education could accentuate inequality in educational outcomesArticle

The optimistic view that the Covid-19 crisis will spark an irreversible and positive system change in education is a view that has been challenged by the reality of South Africa's deep inequality...

Sofia Neves 23 Apr 2020

Somhale wedding takes viewing crown
Somhale wedding takes viewing crownArticle

Somizi and Mohale: The Union has taken the crown as the show with the most views ever on its first day on Showmax, bigger than any Hollywood blockbuster show...

Issued by Showmax 28 Feb 2020

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Showmax increases Video on Demand access in AfricaArticle

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

Warc Global Ad Trends: Search advertising will rise 9.6% but growth slowest since 2015
Warc Global Ad Trends: Search advertising will rise 9.6% but growth slowest since 2015Article

In a new report released by Warc it is revealed that search now accounts for 22 cents in every ad dollar, but growth is the slowest since 2015 and its share of internet advertising has flatlined...

21 Nov 2019

Vodacom and Ogilvy get customers to break up with their old networks with new data pricing
Vodacom and Ogilvy get customers to break up with their old networks with new data pricingArticle

Ogilvy Johannesburg's Team Red conceptualised and launched a very different campaign for Vodacom to communicate the network leader's decision to bring down its data costs to be more affordable for more people...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 15 Nov 2019

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BBC Studios serves content to 22 African marketsArticle

BBC Studios has announced that it has licensed over 800 hours of content to clients across the African continent in the past six months...

15 Oct 2019

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IFLIX is now available in GhanaArticle

iflix is live in Ghana to offer Ghanaians world class entertainment on the go...

6 Sep 2019

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PAMRO 2019 speakers announcedArticle

With less than a month to go to the Pan African All Media Research Conference, PAMRO has announced speakers for its annual conference and is making a final call for delegates...

12 Aug 2019

OFM dedicates airwaves to women on Women's Day
OFM dedicates airwaves to women on Women's DayArticle

OFM, the sound of your life, will be celebrating National Women's Day on Friday, 9 August, through a number of initiatives dedicated to empowering, uplifting or simply acknowledging Central South Africa's women...

Issued by OFM Radio 7 Aug 2019

Canal+ acquisition of ROK boosts local content production
Canal+ acquisition of ROK boosts local content productionArticle

African film studio and international TV network, ROK, has been acquired by leading French audiovisual group, CANAL+...

19 Jul 2019

Sleep: your secret survival weapon
Sleep: your secret survival weaponArticle

In a letter to his younger self, Abdul Sykes, Associate Creative Director at DAN Tanzania, offers his five top tips for surviving (and thriving) in the advertising world...

Abdul Sykes, Issued by Dentsu 25 Jun 2019

Vodacom Group sells its enterprise focused operationsInBrief

Vodacom Group have announced that it has entered into an agreement with Synergy Communications, who will acquire 100% of Vodacom Business Africa's (VBA) operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire. The two entities are in the process of concluding the acquisitions, which are subject to the approval of the regulatory authorities within these markets.

21 Jun 2019

New Vodacom ad celebrates nation-building through digital education
New Vodacom ad celebrates nation-building through digital educationArticle

In a significant move to showcase the social purpose of its business, Vodacom has launched a heartwarming television commercial emphasising the organisation's commitment to building South Africa through digital education...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 31 May 2019

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First Africa Media Index published on Africa's media marketsArticle

Launch of a study that provides insights on trends and knowledge of the African media sector and how it affects investment, governance, local business and economies...

24 May 2019

Africa's most popular video streaming sites
Africa's most popular video streaming sitesArticle

The number of video streaming platforms active in Africa has exploded over the past few years as the continent responded to the global shift from linear TV to on-demand viewing...

21 Jan 2019

Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and Europe
Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and EuropeArticle

Viacom International Media Networks is once again expanding its distribution across Europe and Africa...

14 Dec 2018

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

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

10 Dec 2018

Content deals for Africa at DISCOP Johannesburg
Content deals for Africa at DISCOP JohannesburgArticle

DISCOP Johannesburg played host to 487 independent film, television, digital and animated content producers from 35 Sub-Saharan African countries...

22 Nov 2018

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

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

Global Ad Trends report focussing on OTT compiled by Warc
Global Ad Trends report focussing on OTT compiled by WarcArticle

Consumer and advertiser investment in over-the-top (OTT), the delivery of premium video content via the internet, is rising rapidly worldwide, with spend set to reach a projected $129.3bn by 2023...

25 Oct 2018

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

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...

Yuveshen Darmalingum 26 Sep 2018

Vodacom Group launches commercial 5G service in Lesotho
Vodacom Group launches commercial 5G service in LesothoArticle

Vodacom Group announced that it has created Africa's first standards-based, commercial 5G service in Lesotho...

28 Aug 2018

97 percent of Kenyans use online video services
97 percent of Kenyans use online video servicesArticle

The latest study from GfKshows that 97% of Kenyan adults with internet access are using some form of online video service, with nearly two-thirds paying to view digital online content...

24 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African contentArticle

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

SA sports media is missing the point with sponsors
SA sports media is missing the point with sponsorsArticle

The world of sports sponsorship is often limited to the two main players in this game - the brand and the successful sports star or team it is aligning itself with. And the fan watches from the sidelines...

Michael Vlismas 7 May 2018

Linear broadcasting's share of screen time shrinks as SA tunes into free and paid digital video
Linear broadcasting's share of screen time shrinks as SA tunes into free and paid digital videoArticle

GfK has launched its annual ViewScape study in Africa, showing how the rise of digital platforms is transforming consumers' viewing habits...

Issued by GfK South Africa 3 May 2018

BBC content growth for Africa
BBC content growth for AfricaArticle

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...

12 Apr 2018

Zando launches zero-rated shopping for Vodacom subscribers
Zando launches zero-rated shopping for Vodacom subscribersArticle

Online fashion retailer Zando has initiated zero-rate data for both contract and prepaid Vodacom subscribers in SA. This means that all Vodacom users can browse and transact on Zando's app and mobile website and no longer pay for data...

29 Mar 2018

Netflix and OSN have announced a partnership in North Africa.
Netflix and OSN partner in North African dealArticle

Netflix, the SVOD giant, and Dubai-based pay-TV, OSN, announced that the companies will enter a partnership which will focus on both the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) markets...

6 Mar 2018

Spanish Olympic Athlete, Maria Azucena Diaz, tests the body sensors. Credit: ElPais
Top devices at Mobile World CongressArticle

From headsets that help you lose weight without dieting to a smart meat thermometer, here are some of the interesting devices on display at the Mobile World Congress...

28 Feb 2018

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

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

New Vodacom customer care numbers to comply with Icasa
New Vodacom customer care numbers to comply with IcasaArticle

To comply with the Icasa Number Plan Regulations, Vodacom has announced that it will be changing its customer care numbers...

20 Feb 2018

New leadership for Turner Africa
New leadership for Turner AfricaArticle

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

5 Feb 2018

Health is strong at New Media
Health is strong at New MediaArticle

New Media Publishing has strengthened and expanded its Health and Sports Division by welcoming Thomas Okes on board as Brand Editor on the Mediclinic account...

Issued by New Media 24 Oct 2017

Streaming service Iflix launches in Ghana
Streaming service Iflix launches in GhanaArticle

Streaming Video on Demand (SVoD) service, Iflix, has been launched in Ghana...

13 Sep 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in AfricaArticle

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

iflix launches iflix Africa for continent
iflix launches iflix Africa for continentArticle

iflix Africa will make iflix's Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service available to over 500 million consumers across the African continent...

2 Jun 2017

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Making sense of traditional, new TV content platformsArticle

There are so many different options for viewing TV content and when combined with the latest technology makes for a very confusing space...

Alan Smith 12 May 2017

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The rise of the screens - on-demand causes multi-industry disruptionArticle

Overview of how digital entertainment on-demand disrupts media industry...

20 Apr 2017

Africa's mobile operators aim for TV content
Africa's mobile operators aim for TV contentArticle

African mobile operators start entering into deals with major broadcasters over streaming and download services...

Russell Southwood 20 Apr 2017

BBC Worldwide licenses 400 hours of programming across Africa
BBC Worldwide licenses 400 hours of programming across AfricaArticle

At MipTV in Cannes, BBC Worldwide announced it has licensed over 400 hours of programming across Africa in the first part of 2017...

11 Apr 2017

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