Showmax partners with MTN South Africa on mobile streaming bundles

Telcom operator MTN South Africa has partnered with leading African streamer Showmax, to introduce three new streaming offerings to its customers in South Africa. MTN’s Showmax Premier League LivePass, includes live-streaming access to all 380 matches via the streamer’s Showmax Premier League plan for mobile. The football plan is R79 per month, with additional Premier […]

BBC Studios takes BBC Kids to South Africa

BBC Studios, the UK pubcaster’s commercial arm, has partnered with Switch Media and telco MTN to launch BBC Kids in South Africa.  The agreement with Switch Media and MTN makes South Africa the fourth market to launch the BBC Kids brand, which provides BBC content for families and children under the age of 12, following […]

Molotov hits 100,000 subs in Africa

French streaming service Molotov has announced a milestone of 100,000 subscribers in its initial African territories. The streamer launched in Côte d’Ivoire in December, and followed that with a rollout to Senegal in January. Molotov also launched in Cameroon in February, Burkina Faso in March, and has plans to rollout to Tunisia in April, and […]

Hopster takes leap into Africa

Early learning entertainment platform Hopster has launched in Africa, in partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom and Congolese telco MTN. The launch also comes in partnership with mobile and web application platform provider AfrikaStream. In addition to worldwide brands like Pingu and Peppa Pig, users will be able to access Nigerian series Bino and Fino along […]

South African minister moves forward on digital switchover

South Africa’s minister of communications Nomvula Mokonyane has named the members of the Broadcasting Digital Migration Advisory Council that will advise her on matters relating to digital switchover and the development of digital-terrestrial TV. The naming of council members follows the appointment of Aldred Dreyer as project director for the DTT Programme Management Office (PMO). […]

MTN launches Cyprus TV service

MTN has launched a TV service in Cyprus with channels from the BBC, NBCUniversal and Scripps among others. The South African telco is a network provider in Cyprus base and its new TV service in the territory is now live and the roster of channels from international firms includes BBC Earth and BBC Entertainment from BBC […]

South African SVOD service buys BBCWW shows

South African subscription on-demand platform MTN FrontRow has acquired BBC Worldwide shows Sherlock and Planet Earth through a deal with rights broker Vubiquity. The deal also includes crime drama Luther, period drama Call the Midwife, documentary series Africa and children’s shows such as Charlie and Lola. Orphan Black, Ripper Street, Happy Valley, Top of the […]

MTN acquires pay TV licence as Nigeria outlines new DSO steps

South African telco MTN has acquired a licence to provide digital-terrestrial pay TV services in Nigeria. MTN has paid NGN34 billion (€149 million) to the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission for the licence, which will enable the operator to provide pay TV services over the country’s digital-terrestrial network. The move follows the failure of Nigeria to […]