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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 10 hours ago

Senegal to complete DTT changeover by end 2019
Senegal to complete DTT changeover by end 2019

EXCAF undertakes to complete THE DTT process in Senegal by the end of 2019...

3 days ago

BBC focuses on branded services in Africa
BBC focuses on branded services in Africa

BBC Studios appoints Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services, Sub-Saharan Africa...

3 days ago

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StarTimes to launch 'Blood Sisters' in Kenya

StarTimes subscribers are set to enjoy a new fascinating telenovela series...

19 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

CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host
CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host

CNN International's African Voices is entering a new era in its quest to profile outstanding individuals across the continent with a new name, a new host and new format...

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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Fox Sports Africa rebrands as ESPN

The Walt Disney Company Africa will be rebranding the FOX Sports channels in Africa to ESPN...

8 Aug 2019

Giorgio Stock.
New head of Warnermedia EMEA ad sales

Giorgio Stock named president, Warnermedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales, EMEA and APAC...

5 Aug 2019

Kantar CEO, Eric Salama. Image supplied.
Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

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New reality show hosted by Ama K Abebrese launched in Ghana

A new reality show on Ghana's head porters, known as 'kayayei' launches...

1 Aug 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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Startimes offers free kids channels

StarTimes just announced a week of free viewing for all its kids' channels holiday periods...

30 Jul 2019

Yash Deb, managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya and this year's Loeries integrated campaign, film & radio, and radio craft juror.
#Loeries2019: "Strength of a creative campaign lies in how rapidly others can build on it" - Yash Deb

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Integrated campaign, Film & Radio, and Radio Craft juror Yash Deb, also managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jul 2019

VSKIT collaborates with Startimes to launch Nigeria's 'Voice To Fame'
VSKIT collaborates with Startimes to launch Nigeria's 'Voice To Fame'

Short video sharing platform, VSKIT has partnered with digital cable TV, StarTimes, to launch the maiden edition of 'Voice to Fame' in Nigeria...

26 Jul 2019

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Gambia moving towards digital television broadcasting

Migration from analogue to digital broadcasting in Gambia...

25 Jul 2019

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Canal+ and Trace launched new TV channel

Trace and Canal+ groups have just announced the launch of a television channel, Trace Afrikora...

24 Jul 2019

Showmax.
Showmax launches in Nigeria

Showmax has launched a new video on demand service in Nigeria...

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

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StarTimes partners with MLW to air 'Fusion' in Africa

Major League Wrestling has recently announced it has entered into an agreement to broadcast its flagship weekly hour-long program MLW Fusion non-exclusively in Africa on StarTimes...

18 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

Sipromad takes over Pan-African channel Africanews
Sipromad takes over Pan-African channel Africanews

The Pan-African channel Africanews, owned by Euronews NBC, has been bought by Malagasy Group Sipromad for approximately 20 million US Dollars...

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

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Kids and family focused channel Pineapple TV launched in Nigeria

The aim of Pineapple TV is to inform, educate and entertain viewers in Nigeria, Africa and in diaspora, using stories and characters...

11 Jul 2019

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Eutelsat invests $11 million in Broadpeak

Eutelsat Communications has announced an $11 million investment in Broadpeak, a video content delivery solutions provider...

9 Jul 2019

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Multichoice Nigeria launched MyGOtv mobile app

Multichoice Nigeria has unveiled a free new mobile app, MyGOtv, for customers on its digital terrestrial platform, GOtv...

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

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M6 Group to roll out new TV channel in Sub-Saharan Africa

New French content to be streamed for West Africa across broadcast channels...

5 Jul 2019

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New team for BBC Studios in Africa

Grant Welland, EVP CEMA announces new BBC Studios leadership team for the region...

4 Jul 2019

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