Global streaming platform Netflix is adding more Nollywood content to its service, after signing deals with Nigerian producers and distributors for one drama series and three films.
TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel, has inked content deals with global broadcast and digital networks for several of its lifestyle shows .
Afropolitan 24-hour TV channel PlusTV Africa has appointed Lekan Ogunbanwo as its new MD and CEO.
Nigerian-American Uzo Aduba has won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series for her role in Mrs America, the miniseries that originally aired on US pay network FX.
Nigerian production and distribution company FilmOne Entertainment has signed a content distribution deal with American entertainment conglomerate Disney.
Asian TV operator Celestial Tiger Entertainment’s action entertainment channel Kix is set to launch on MultiChoice’s DStv in Africa.
Vivacom, the largest telecoms company in Bulgaria, has partnered with Fashion TV Africa to distribute the channel on pay TV platforms across Africa via Eutelsat 8W.
The TV adaptation of financial self-help book Smart Money Woman has launched on Africa Magic Showcase.
African pay TV operator Azam TV has migrated its video platform from the Eutelsat 7B satellite to Eutelsat 7C, alongside agreeing a multi-year extension of its existing contract and entering an incremental capacity commitment.
Media and entertainment investment and management group Digital Play Nigeria has acquired ITV Studios’ award-winning reality format Love Island.
DTH pay TV operator TStv Africa is preparing to launch and operate its pan-African TV channels and data centres in Nigeria and other African countries.
Umar Garba Danbatta, the executive vice-chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, has been awarded a National Service Excellence Award.
MultiChoice channel Africa Magic is lining up a new series that has been filmed in the Nigerian state of Edo.
South African network Mzansi Magic’s hit talent show Idols has announced the final 16 contestants who will compete to be declared the best young singer in the country.
MultiChoice has partnered with Mexican broadcaster Televisa to launch a pop-up channel on the African firm’s pay TV platform DStv.
Novelist and social change advocate Tunde Leye is preparing a big-screen adaptation of his 2012 blog series Finding Hubby, which is due to hit cinemas this November.
Direct-to-home satellite TV service OurTV has bagged the Nigerian broadcast rights to matches from Spanish top-flight men’s football league La Liga.
Emeka’s Money, the animated family film based on a book by Nigerian author Onyinye Ough, has been selected for the Silicon Valley African Film Festival.
Netflix is set to premiere its next original Nigerian film, Oloture, on October 2, the first title produced for the global streamer by Nigeria’s EbonyLife Films.
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