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DreamWorks channel launches on StarTimes in Africa

NBCUniversal International Networks’ DreamWorks family entertainment channel has launched across sub-Saharan Africa on the StarTimes pay-TV platform. The DreamWorks channel became available on StarTimes yesterday, bringing a range of animated TV series to African viewers. The content line-up on the service includes Dragons: Race To The Edge, All Hail King Julien and The Adventures Of Puss In […]

SPI & StarTimes launch Turkish drama & gaming networks in Africa

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox has partnered with Chinese-owned African pay TV platform StarTimes to launch Turkish drama channel Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) and SPI’s gaming channel Gametoon in Africa. The agreement builds on an existing distribution deal covering Filmbox Africa and Fashionbox on StarTimes. Gametoon and TDC are being broadcast in English and Turkish, respectively. TDC […]

Africa poised for surging pay TV subs growth but revenues will be more muted

Pay TV will continue its growth in Africa with subscriber numbers set to increase to 47.26 million by 2025, according to recently revealed research. The figure is up from 30.7 million at present, representing growth of 54%, with Nigeria set to be the largest individual market with 10 million subscribers by 2025. The country is […]

Blue Ant strikes StarTimes deal to expand channels business in Africa

Blue Ant Media is launching network duo Love Nature and Smithsonian Channel on StarTimes’ broadcast platforms across Africa. The channels will launch across sub-Saharan Africa, providing viewers with access to Smithsonian in English and Love Nature in English and Portuguese. Love Nature’s programming includes Big Cat Country, Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs and Monkey Island, while […]

Sub-Saharan pay TV set to boom

The number of pay TV customers in Sub-Saharan Africa will almost double between 2016 and 2022, according to new research. A Digital TV Research report claims that the total will climb from 19.47 million pay TV subscribers across 35 countries at the end of 2016 to 36.72 million by 2022, with the proportion of pay […]

‘African Netflix’ launches sales division

Africa’s answer to Netflix, iRoko, has launched an international programming and licensing division to shop its Nollywood content. iRoko Global will be based in London, and look to license around 1,500 Nollywood film titles and 3,000 hours of programming internationally. “Since 2011, we’ve connected with hundreds of thousands of Nollywood fans through our consumer platform, […]

Ovation embraces Wall of Sound

US arts cable channel Ovation has bought weekly music magazine series Wall of Sound from Netherlands-based international distributor FCCE. The series features news stories, album reviews, exclusive interviews and chart countdowns. Besides heading to Ovation, it has also been picked up by SIC in Portugal, Viacom 18 in India and broadcasters in the Middle East […]