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‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

With revenue from Africa's pay-TV market sitting at $4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies

17 hours ago

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

#AfricaAchiever: Kwesé TV disrupts pay-TV market in Africa

Kwesé TV is disrupting the pay-TV market on the African continent, bringing the ‘TV everywhere revolution' to the continent. President and CEO, Joseph Hundah is our #AfricaAchiever.

By Louise Marsland 10 Oct 2017

JZ passes on SABC candidates

President Jacob Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates "met expectations", Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said

By Nico Gous 6 Oct 2017

Pay-TV market reaches 23.7m African subscribers

Dataxis' latest research shows the steady expansion of the pay-TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million

5 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2017

New ‘freemium' content from Pride TV

PrideTV, Africa's only LGBTQ video-on-demand (VOD) channel, has launched a second tier of streaming video content to cater for its growing audience

30 Sep 2017

Kwesé TV launches in Botswana through Orange

Orange to deliver world class mobile streaming service from Kwesé TV

25 Sep 2017

Powerpuff Girls get an African connection

Toya Delazy will voice a new Powerpuff Girl for Cartoon Network Africa when the five-part special premieres in October

18 Sep 2017

Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first content sales deal with new pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media

18 Sep 2017

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets

18 Sep 2017

Nigeria: Multichoice to launch pay-per-view

Multichoice Nigeria will be launching a pay-per-view (PPV) option in the country

14 Sep 2017

Streaming service Iflix launches in Ghana

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

13 Sep 2017

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International

ICO to increase audience value

The audience is most important to an influencer; yet often it is difficult for them to develop loyal and engaging audiences and prove their audience's value. Launching its own universal cryptocurrency payment structure specifically for influencers, the IndaHash Coin, indaHash.com hopes to overcome this and offer simplified, seamless deposits on an innovative and secure platform, while granting digital tastemakers access to a leading-edge form of payment.

By Danette Breitenbach 13 hours ago

Local industry leaders invited to sit on international film festival's jury

Ciclope, a leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, has invited four prominent figures in the South African film industry to sit on the jury of its upcoming awards show, which takes place on the 26 - 27 October in Berlin, Germany.

16 hours ago

'Death by overwork': occupational hazard for Japan's media

TOKYO, Japan: The news that a young reporter at Japan's public broadcaster had worked herself to death came as little surprise to those inside the country's media, where a culture of excessively long hours has become the norm.

3 days ago

2017 World Press Trends report released

The World Press Trends 2017 report, published by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) on the occasion of Ifra/DCX Expo in Berlin, analyses the data collected from Wan-Ifra's annual survey of more than 70 countries, in addition to the insights and data from its global data partners.

3 days ago

Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

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