Democratic Republic of Congo

Amazon teams with ITV for Kate Beckinsale drama

Amazon Prime Video and UK broadcaster ITV are coproducing a limited drama series starring Kate Beckinsale. The Widow will see the Underworld franchise actor playing a grieving widow who receives a phone call that turns her life upside down and takes her to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Commissioning broadcaster ITV, which first announced the […]

TracePlay to launch in Congo with Africell

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned music and urban lifestyle broadcaster Trace has struck an agreement to launch its subscription video-on-demand service TracePlay in the Democratic Republic of Congo with local mobile player Africell. Under the deal between the pair, Africell will launch TracePlay by the end of this year, targeting its 3G mobile subscribers and data […]

Canal+ extends Easy TV to Kinshasa

Canal+ Group has expansion of its digital-terrestrial TV service for Africa, Easy TV, to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the largest sub-Saharan African Francophone city. The service initially launched in neighbouring Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, and in Lubumbashi, the DRC’s second-largest city, situated […]

Canal+ faces €300m cost cuts, international subs surpass domestic

French pay TV operator Canal+ continued to lose domestic subscribers during the first half, with the total number of services sold declining by 272,000 to 8.187 million in June. The Vivendi-owned pay TV operator is to implement a programme of cost cutting in a bid to stem its losses. Canal+ revenues for the first half […]

StarTimes ups Eutelsat capacity, plans African expansion

StarTimes has struck new multi-year deals with Eutelsat that will allow it to accelerate the rollout of digital TV services across Africa. The firm said that, in anticipation of the continued expansion of Africa’s TV market, it has secured extra capacity and plans to “scale up further by the end of the year”. StarTimes has […]