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DStv adds news network

Pay TV operator MultiChoice Africa has introduced a new channel on its DStv platform across the continent.


Njoku, du Puy on Canal+ ROK deal

ROK founder Mary Njoku and Canal+ International’s Jacques du Puy discuss this week’s deal bringing ROK under the wing of the French group.


MLW, StarTimes enter the ring

Sports media company Major League Wrestling is set to air its TV series Major League Wrestling: Fusion on StarTimes across Africa.


France’s Canal+ acquires ROK

France-based Canal+ Group has acquired Nollywood broadcaster and production studio ROK for an undisclosed sum as part of a move to boost its local production in Africa.


Sipromad takes over Africanews

Pan-African television and multilingual news media service Africanews has been bought by the Madagascar-based Sipromad Group for close to US$20m.


Discovery’s Real Time joins DStv, GOtv

Pay TV company MultiChoice has added Discovery’s entertainment channel Real Time to its DStv and Gotv services to be aired all over the continent.


MultiChoice unveils GOtv mobile app

Pay TV company MultiChoice has launched a mobile app that allows its customers of its digital terrestrial platform, GOtv, to make changes to their accounts.


M6 sets up in French-speaking Africa

French broadcaster M6 Group is planning to launch a service in French-speaking Africa under the name M6 International.


Muslim group demands BBNaija ban

A Nigerian Muslim group has urged president Muhammadu Buhari to ban reality show Big Brother Naija, which is currently in its fourth season.


StarTimes to air live ICC matches

Pay TV company StarTimes is gearing up to broadcast the pre-season tournament of the upcoming International Champions Cup football competition.


Pineapple TV launches in Nigeria

Kids’ and family channel Pineapple TV has been launched in Nigeria via StarTimes.


NTA, NCC campaign against piracy

The Nigerian Television Authority and the Nigerian Copyright Commission have linked up to launch a copyright awareness and enforcement campaign in a bid to stamp out broadcast piracy.