Vlogstars! How to start winning at YouTube
Vlogstars! How to start winning at YouTube

"It's such a weird job title, to introduce yourself as a 'YouTuber', but only a small part of it is making the videos. It's a hugely complex role, which only content creators really understand..."

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2018

Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China
Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China

Africa's largest mobile money ecosystem has connected to China's largest payment service in real-time...

5 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

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

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

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

Facebook partnership in Africa for Fox Sports
Facebook partnership in Africa for Fox Sports

Fox Networks Group in Africa announces new Facebook partnership for Fox Sports...

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

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

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

Spotify launches Afro Hub
Spotify launches Afro Hub

As part of Spotify's newest Global Cultures initiative, designed to promote and bring to the surface culturally diverse music, Spotify today announced the launch of Afro Hub...

5 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

General manager for the Middle East and Africa, Amanda Turnbull.
The evolution of Discovery in Africa

Discovery Inc talks about investment in the African broadcast content market through diversification and a multi-partner model...

By Louise Marsland 25 Sep 2018

AfricaCom 2018 takes place in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018.
Celebrating Africa's digital heroes in 2018

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that are leading Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

14 Sep 2018

Lionheart is Netflix's first original film from Nigeria
Lionheart is Netflix's first original film from Nigeria

Lionheart, directed by Genevieve Nnaji, is the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. The movie is her directorial debut...

11 Sep 2018

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

Africacom, Cape Town.
The spread of digital connectivity in Africa

Africa's largest technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition, AfricaCom 2018, held in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018, will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting the continent...

3 Sep 2018

Tidal launch.
Content partnership brings iconic music, videos to Africa

Tidal and MTN announce trailblazing partnership bringing pioneering music and video streaming service to millions of customers across Africa, starting with Uganda...

28 Aug 2018

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YouTube planning original content for Middle East and Africa

YouTube is aiming to bring more original content and drive more premium-subscription by bagging more potential international comedies and other dramas...

By Umayrah Ramjan 28 Aug 2018

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