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The National Broadcasting Commission has sanctioned three major Nigerian broadcasters for using unverifiable video footage from social media to cover the End SARS protests being held in the country.
Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan is working on a script based on the shooting of protestors who were campaigning as part of the End SARS movement in Lekki, Lagos.
New digital media platform Take Back the Mic is set to launch an African TV music competition format.
South African feature film Riding with Sugar is set to premiere on streaming platform Netflix in November.
African SVoD service Showmax has signed a five-year agreement with the South African Football Association to support more than 40,000 referees officiating in both the male and female divisions of the sport.
IPTV service UPIC TV has launched in Botswana amid the country’s digital transformation drive, Vision 2036.
US-based streaming service HBO Max has scrapped its plans for a TV adaptation of an award-winning novel from a Nigerian author.
Latin American comedy-drama series Yo Soy Betty, la Fea (aka Ugly Betty) is being adapted for South Africa and will feature the show’s first black lead.
Global producer and distributor Fremantle has picked up the international sales rights to a climate documentary narrated by British-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave).
Global media company SPI/FilmBox has partnered with MultiChoice Group to launch its Turkish drama network Timeless Dizi Channel on DStv in sub-Saharan Africa.
Pan-African TV series Kyaddala, featuring actors from Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya and Rwanda, has been renewed for a second season.