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Soap Tinsel hits 3,000 episodes

Nigerian drama series Tinsel, which began airing in August 2008 is set to air its 3,000th episode on January 21 on AM Showcase.

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Indian-Nigerian movie set for release

Indian-Nigerian movie Namaste Wahala, which should have launched in cinemas last April but was delayed due to the pandemic, will now be released this April.

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TV show Adam & Eve seeks contestants

Nigerian reality show Adam & Eve, in which 24 male and female contestants embark on a 100-day adventure, is holding contestant auditions.

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Casting call for SA’s Ugly Betty

An open casting call has been issued for the forthcoming South African adaptation of Latin American comedy-drama format Yo Soy Betty la Fea (aka Ugly Betty).

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Showmax, Canal+ coproduce crime drama

MultiChoice VoD service Showmax and France-based pay TV operator Canal+ have begun production on a gritty police procedural and legal show titled Crime & Justice.

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Yvonne Orji developing Disney+ show

Nigerian actor Yvonne Orji is working on an autobiographical comedy series for Disney+ with British-born Nigerian-American actor David Oyelowo and Oscar-winning TV personality Oprah Winfrey.

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African OTT revenues tipped to top $1.7bn

Revenue from OTT platforms in Africa is expected to more than quadruple in the next five years, according to a report by UK-based analysis firm Digital TV Research.

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Mondia brings Monsooq to Nigeria

UAE-based mobile technology company Mondia Media has launched its entertainment platform Monsooq in Nigeria.

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African toon Iwájú to debut on Disney+

African animated series Iwájú is set to debut on streaming platform Disney+ in 2022.

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Africa on course for 51m TV subscribers

Pay TV subscriptions in Africa will rise to 51 million in the next five years, according to a report by UK-based analysis firm Digital TV Research.

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AMC debuts on UK’s Freeview

Africa- and UK-based broadcaster African Movie Channel has debuted its flagship channel on the UK’s Freeview television platform.

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M-Net, MultiChoice add to Real Housewives

Pay TV operator MultiChoice and its flagship channel M-Net have collaborated to create a new version of US reality franchise Real Housewives set in Durban.