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Africa's first shorts come to life
Africa's first shorts come to life

The first collaboration between an international content creator, a local animation studio and creators from across Africa has seen three uniquely African stories being brought to life in the form of three-minute shorts...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 27 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...

Louise BurgersBy Louise Marsland 25 Nov 2019

Creating relevant brands for African audiences
Creating relevant brands for African audiences

WarnerMedia recently hosted a panel discussion around creating relevant brands for African audiences at Discop Johannesburg 2019. Julien Borde, head of Channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel tells us more about how the company plans to implement these insights across the African market...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 22 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...

Louise BurgersBy Louise Marsland 20 Nov 2019

Boomerang Africa launches original songs for kids
Boomerang Africa launches original songs for kids

Boomerang Africa introduces nine fun, playful and easy to remember local original tunes for kids to singalong to celebrate...

14 Nov 2019

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presenting the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: Why "African time" is now for African storytelling, by Africans

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presented the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019. As "a South African who lives and breathes the African dream," she explains why they're retelling possibly the greatest African story of all time, with global appeal...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 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

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Africa Canal + Adds M6 International to its bouquets

Canal + In Africa is now integrating the M6 International TV channel into its television packages...

12 Nov 2019

The cast of Keeping Up With the Kardashians picking up the Reality Show of 2019 People's Choice Award. Image credit: Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank.
Check out all the winners of the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards

The second edition of the E! People's Choice Awards was recently held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California in the US...

12 Nov 2019

Clio Entertainment Awards announces 2019 shortlist
Clio Entertainment Awards announces 2019 shortlist

The shortlist for the 2019 Clio Entertainment Awards has been announced. The awards will be handed out on 21 November 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood...

24 Oct 2019

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New reality TV show for Africa's singers launches January

Singers from around Africa will be competing for a grand prize of $100 000 (around R1.5 million), in a new African reality television singing competition...

22 Oct 2019

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Egta, The Global TV Group release TV Charter on transparency in ad measurement

The Brussels-based association of television and radio sales houses, Egta, and The Global TV Group have published a TV Charter...

21 Oct 2019

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BBC Studios serves content to 22 African markets

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

Robyn Curnow, CNN.
Africa must step up to support its innovators

I've lost count of the number of times I've heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent's enormous potential. It's a cliché, as well as a source of frustration for many Africans...

By Robyn Curnow 9 Oct 2019

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Arabsat to offer streaming service with Tooli

Tooli will offer Arabsat's free-to-air channels and is in talks with pay-TV content owners and platforms to offer their content as well onto the platform with the objective of rolling out a paid service in the future...

8 Oct 2019

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Nollywood stars pop-up channel

Africa Magic will release its Nollywood Stars pop-up channel for its DStv and GOtv viewers this October...

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

Solomon Serwanjja.
BBC Komla Dumor award for Ugandan journalist

Ugandan TV presenter Solomon Serwanjja wins fifth BBC World News Komla Dumor Award...

30 Sep 2019

Managing director for the A+E Networks Africa's EMEA territories, Dean Possenniskie. Image supplied.
How A+E Networks Africa is building on its local content strategy

We speak to managing director for the A+E Networks Africa's EMEA territories, Dean Possenniskie, who is responsible for overseeing and growing the channel's content distribution and digital media businesses across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 27 Sep 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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Fort Boyard Africa now on Canal+ in Africa

Africa edition of Fort Boyard reality TV show launched for the continent and local celebs...

25 Sep 2019

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MBC to launch a new FTA satellite TV channel in North Africa

The addition of a new channel, MBC5, will bring an enriched cultural and historical heritage to North Africa...

23 Sep 2019

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Video Exchange Africa at AfricaCom 2019

Great content, innovative tech and commercial sustainability drive the new media space in Africa...

20 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

Africa's Wendy Williams fans look forward to her on air return
Africa's Wendy Williams fans look forward to her on air return

The Wendy Williams Show renewed for another two seasons for Sub-Saharan African viewers...

18 Sep 2019

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ZEE5 offering news channels for free in Africa and MENA

ZEE5 Global is offering its top news channels available free for streaming in select countries in APAC, MENA and Africa...

30 Aug 2019

BBC Lifestyle to expand advertising prospects in Africa
BBC Lifestyle to expand advertising prospects in Africa

BBC Studios is planning to offer advertising opportunities on its BBC Lifestyle channel for clients across sub-Saharan Africa in countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia...

29 Aug 2019

Steve Harvey. Credit: YouTube.
Steve Harvey to host African version of 'Family Feud'

American celebrity and television host, Steve Harvey will launch and host Fremantle's Family Feud in South Africa and Ghana...

27 Aug 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



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