Mid East & Africa

beIN Media agrees new three-year security deal with Irdeto


Pay TV network beIN Media has agreed a new three-year deal with digital security specialists Irdeto. beIN will be use Irdeto’s conditional access solution and… Read more

BBC World Service expands offerings for Horn of Africa

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BBC World Service is expanding its offerings for the Horn of Africa with the launch of three new services targeting Ethiopia, Eritrea and the diaspora… Read more

Iflix expands in Africa with Ghana launch


Emerging market SVOD service, Iflix, has expanded its African reach after going live in Ghana last week.  The launch marks Iflix’s third African rollout, following… Read more

Kwesé secures exclusive IAAF athletics in ESPN deal

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New African DTH pay TV service Kwesé TV has secured the rights to air top international athletics competitions after parent Econet Media struck a deal… Read more

Disney strikes deal for branded channel with SVOD player Iflix

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Disney, fresh from pulling out of its distribution agreement with Netflix, has signed up to provide a branded channel on the streaming video outfit’s Asian… Read more

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… Read more

Kwesé TV now available in Zimbabwe

Kwesé Sport

Econet Media’s Kwesé TV has launched in Zimbabwe through a partnership with local player Dr Dish, obviating the need to acquire a separate licence of… Read more

OSN launches new streaming service

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Middle East pay TV platform OSN has launched a new streaming service, Wavo, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Wavo offers a… Read more

Pay TV numbers rise in Kenya as DTT FTA boxes decline

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Digital-terrestrial pay TV subscriptions are rising significantly in Kenya, while the number of free-to-air channels is declining, according to statistics published by the country’s Communications… Read more

Iflix closes US$133m funding round led by Hearst


Emerging market SVOD service Iflix has completed a US$133 million (€113 million) funding round led by US media giant Hearst. Existing shareholders Sky, Liberty Global,… Read more