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.
MultiChoice-owned movie channel Africa Magic has launched two locally produced telenovelas, Riona and Enakhe.
South African pay TV operator MultiChoice has announced changes to its top management team.
African SVoD service Showmax has picked up Kenyan drama Monica for its third season.