Axian taps Zattoo for Madagascar IPTV rollout

Axian Group has signed an agreement with TV-as-a-service provider Zattoo to use the latter to bring video entertianment to inhabitants of Madagascar. Telma, an Axian Group subsidiary, and a major telecoms operator in the Indian Ocean region, is using Zattoo’s TV-as-a-service to offer an advanced set-top box and app based IPTV and OTT services. Telma […]

French watchdog approves Outremer Telecom sale

French telecom watchdog ARCEP has approved the sale of Numericable-SFR’s Réunion and Mayotte operator Outremer Telecom’s mobile telecoms activities to Madagascar-based Hiridjee Group. ARCEP has also approved the sale of Outremer’s mobile frequencies to Telco OI, Hiridjee’s local holding group. The sale of Outremer Telecom’s mobile interests was a condition for approval of the acquisition […]

Madagascar’s Telma to buy SFR-Numericable’s Outremer Telecom

French service provider SFR-Numericable is to sell its Outremer Telecom mobile assets to the owner of Madagascar’s incumbent telco Telma, Hiridjee Group. In a statement, SFR-Numericable majority owner Altice said it had “entered into exclusivity with the Hiridjee Group, controlling shareholder of Telma, the leading telecom operator in Madagascar, for the sale of its mobile […]

Netflix deploys new release model for Madagascar kids series

Netflix will release its upcoming kids series All Hail King Julien in installments, eschewing the simultaneous release model it has pioneered for the first time. DreamWorks Animation is producing the original series, which is a spin-off of its hit feature Madagascar, for Netflix as part of wider programming pact between the pair. The series focuses […]

Netflix orders trio of DreamWorks originals

Netflix has ordered three new kids series from DreamWorks Animation as part of the ongoing programming deal between the streaming service and kids studio. The lemur character from DreamWorks animated feature Madagascar will get his own series, King Julien, and there will also be a Puss in Boots series based on the classic story and […]

Africa’s Blueline partners with Cryptoguard

Madagascan digital terrestrial TV operator Blueline has partnered with Sweden-based Cryptoguard for content security. Blueline will replace its existing conditional access security system with Cryptoguard’s CAS service, making it the first African DTT operator to use Cryptoguard. Blueline CEO Damien Lamberterie said that Cryptoguard would “strengthen the security of content” and would offer a better […]