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African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

Playfre aims to become the biggest music streaming vehicle on the continent...

9 Sep 2019

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YouTube and FIFA to broadcast African World Cup qualifiers live

Lesser-known African's soccer teams will enjoy worldwide exposure after FIFA announced their opening World Cup qualifying matches would be live-streamed on its website and on YouTube...

4 Sep 2019

A newspaper stand is seen in Mwanza, Tanzania, on September 19, 2015. Tanzania is currently considering legal amendments that could negatively affect press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Daniel Hayduk.
Onslaught against press freedoms in Tanzania

CPJ says Kabendera, Gwanda cases highlight Tanzania's decline in press freedom and human rights...

26 Aug 2019

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

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Kenya finalising its plan to tax YouTube and Netflix

The Kenyan ICT ministry is in the final stages of developing a framework that will be used to tax foreign online streaming media services such as YouTube and Netflix...

22 Aug 2019

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East Africa Got Talent available on Clouds TV, Citizen TV, NBS

East Africa's Got Talent, a talent show competition which is part of the Got Talent franchise owned by Simon Cowell, launched last weekend with a live screening at the Coca Cola headquarters...

15 Aug 2019

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Discover Digital International partnered with SPI/Filmbox

Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) will now offer FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Fast&FunBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Gametoon HD and FashionBox HD...

14 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

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Startimes to broadcast UEFA Euro 2020 in Sub Saharan Africa

StarTimes has secured transmission rights for UEFA Euro 2020 as well as Qualifiers to EURO 2020, UEFA Nations League 2020/21 and European Qualifiers to FIFA World Cup 2022...

13 Aug 2019

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StarTimes invested $1.9m for new TV channel in Kenya

StarTimes Media is developing a new content channel in Kenya which will target mainly women with local programs...

6 Aug 2019

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Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

Africa is a great repository for untapped and untold stories
Africa is a great repository for untapped and untold stories

A diverse and culturally rich African continent is a bedrock for storytelling...

By Yolisa Phahle 30 Jul 2019

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Kenyan music start-up Smubu hits 200K users mark

Kenyan music streaming service considers expansion into other African countries...

24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Johnny Clegg dies at 66
Johnny Clegg dies at 66

It has been confirmed that Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the afternoon of 16 July 2019 at his family home in Johannesburg, South Africa...

16 Jul 2019

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Ali Mufuruki to acquire majority in Wananchi Cable

Tanzanian businessman Ali Mufuruki has increased his shares in Wananchi Cable Ltd, a company specialising in providing internet access, voice and pay TV...

16 Jul 2019

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New entertainment channel from Discovery for Africa

Real Time channel launches on DStv and GOtv with new entertainment from Discovery Inc...

15 Jul 2019

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Ethiopian Broadcasters Association migrates to SES Satellites

SES has recently signed two agreements with the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation...

12 Jul 2019

Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage
Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage

Digital music service Spotify has introduced a new version of its app for those of us who have old devices, poor network connectivity and data plans...

9 Jul 2019

Econet Media pay TV activities under administration
Econet Media pay TV activities under administration

African pay-TV operator Econet Media has put its struggling satellite broadcasting business under administration...

8 Jul 2019

[adult swim] channel launches in Africa.
Adult Swim programming for TNT in Africa

Renowned counter-culture shows to feature in programming block on TNT this July for Africa...

3 Jul 2019

Netflix working on its second original African series
Netflix working on its second original African series

Netflix Africa has started the production for its second original African series, Blood & Water, a coming of age, mystery drama based in Cape Town...

1 Jul 2019

Playfre launches SongRoute to help artists sell music
Playfre launches SongRoute to help artists sell music

SongRoute is intended to help African artists from across the continent, both major and emerging to sell their music...

1 Jul 2019

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MTN and Multichoice partner in Uganda

MultiChoice has partnered MTN Uganda to promote the DStv Now services...

1 Jul 2019

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Music streaming app launched in Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom and Awtar Multimedia to roll out music streaming app in Ethiopia...

13 Jun 2019

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LAGbook launched free music platform Playfre in Nigeria

The founder of LAGbook, Chika Nwaogu, has launched, Playfre, a new platform where Nigerians and the rest of Africa can access millions of songs for free...

4 Jun 2019

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#FairnessFirst: A picture tells a thousand words, but should it?

People are never just a means to your journalistic end, especially when it comes to children. Their stories are our work, and when you work to add their authentic voices, it automatically changes the angle of the story for the better. But what about images of children in news articles? Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair
#AfricaMonth: Pan-African web series gives Maybelline New York an African flair

African personalities, vloggers, influencers and makeup artists bring an African flair to the New York attitude of Maybelline in the Makeup In The Cities - Africa web series...

By Maroefah Smith 30 May 2019

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Kenya revenue authority introduces new policy for the OTT market

Kenya is working on a new policy by introducing tax to the Over the Top (OTT) non-resident organisations, including Netflix and Hulu, subscription-based services that charge users on a monthly basis...

29 May 2019

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