Award-winning Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor’s science fiction book Binti is being adapted into a TV series and for US streaming service Hulu.
Preschool learning and entertainment platform Hopster has launched in Africa in partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom and Congolese telecom provider MTN.
South African news channel eNCA has switched to a high-definition feed and begun a studio revamp.
The National Broadcasting Commission has been instructed by Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to roll out measures to reposition the broadcasting industry.
The Adamawa State chapter of Nigerian political party the All Progressives Congress has accused media organisations of denying it the “right to reply” in a letter sent to the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission.
Ten young filmmakers have been declared winners in the ‘pitch, win and shoot’ competition organised by the Edo Creative Hub.
The Nigerian government has moved to end pay TV group MultiChoice’s monopoly on broadcasting sporting events in the country.
The federal government of Nigeria has declared that over US$9.3m (N3.4bn) will be spent on satellite company Nigerian Communications Satellite.
MultiChoice-owned movie channel Africa Magic is launching four new TV reality shows aimed at creating platforms for sharing Africa’s stories as well as investing in the development of local content and talent.
The number of pay TV subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will have increased by 74% between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million, according to Digital TV Research.
Nigeria telco Airtel has launched a new TV service named Airtel TV in partnership with Trace Africa, Discover Digital and other content providers.
Reality singing show Hymnodia, which launched last year, has begun accepting entries for its second season.
Three MultiChoice Talent Factory alumni have travelled to the US to attend the New York Film Academy workshop.
The Nigerian Communications Commission and the National Broadcasting Commission are set to release guidelines for the implementation of TV white space for rural broadband connectivity in Nigeria.
Pay TV company MultiChoice Group has renamed its South African filmmakers development programme to bring it under the broader Talent Factory initiative.
Pay TV broadcaster StarTimes has acquired the rights to air English football tournament the FA Cup in sub-Saharan Africa from now until 2021.
Global streaming platform Netflix has added Nigerian series Crazy, Lovely, Cool to its expanding catalogue of Nollywood content.
US cablenet Smithsonian Channel and natural history broadcaster Love Nature are set for an African launch following a deal between Beijing-based pay TV operator StarTimes and Canada’s Blue Ant Media.
Chinese pay TV firm StarTimes’ digital project Access to Satellite TV has benefitted more than 1,600 Kenyan households in 47 countries.
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