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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...

1 day ago

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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...

2 days ago

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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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Boomplay to invest $1m in Kenya

Boomplay announced that the company will capitalise on the Kenyan market by investing $1 million...

28 May 2019

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How African countries are doing in ballooning digital music revenues

While new modes of distribution using mobile telecommunications networks offer real alternatives to piracy, African musicians continue to struggle to reap significant benefits...

By Christiaan De Beukelaer and Andrew J. Eisenberg 14 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

Africa's own 'Spotify' launches
Africa's own 'Spotify' launches

Playfre intends to be Africa's first real answer to Spotify, with over 40 million songs available to play for free...

10 May 2019

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Kenyan podcast startup opens its first recording studio in Nairobi

Kenyan audio production and podcast startup, PortableVoices has opened its first recording studio in Nairobi...

9 May 2019

Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content
Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content

Africa's mobile entertainment app, Kwesé iflix, has strengthened its commitment to offer more local content to its subscribers...

7 May 2019

The River cast.
Edan TV rolls out new TV show 'The River'

'The River', the new series from the country of Nelson Mandela, arrives exclusively on the pan-African channel Edan TV...

29 Apr 2019

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Discovery expands programming in Africa

Discovery brings 'Real Time' and 'Discovery Family' to StarTimes subscribers across Africa...

18 Apr 2019

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original
Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africa's Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on an African animated action-comedy series...

17 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

The Country Queen TV series set.
New TV series pushes the boundaries in Kenya

Kenya's 'Country Queen': The story behind the series...

5 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

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New travel show for Vox Africa

Vox Africa has launched a new travel show hosted by UK comedian Eddie Kadi...

26 Mar 2019

Amazon Prime to offer African content to international audiences
Amazon Prime to offer African content to international audiences

With Netflix listing African content like Chief Daddy, Lionheart, Wedding Party and more, Amazon Prime is now offering Africa to its listings...

19 Mar 2019

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