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MultiChoice secures rights to air Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup

Published 19 Aug 2019 10:04 CET | Africa

MultiChoice's Supersport has acquired the rights to broadcast games from the Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup. The first game between Huddersfield Town and Fulham aired ...

Sonatel posts 1% EBITDA growth, lower free cash flow in H1

Published 16 Aug 2019 13:20 CET | Africa

Sonatel generated first-half revenues of XOF 542 billion, up 7.2 percent year-on-year, as all its subsidiaries reported mobile customer growth in the year to June. The group ...

Syniverse joins Smart Africa Alliance as Gold member

Published 16 Aug 2019 10:57 CET | Africa

Syniverse has joined the Smart Africa Alliance as a Gold Private Sector member to support implementation of the Smart Africa vision. Syniverse provides technology and ...

Disney appoints Sky executive to run Disney Plus in Europe, Africa

Published 16 Aug 2019 10:44 CET | Africa, Europe

Disney has appointed Luke Bradley-Jones to run the Disney Plus streaming service in Europe and Africa, Variety magazine reports. He will take up the new role in early-2020. ...

Facebook expands African language coverage for fact-checking scheme

Published 15 Aug 2019 12:54 CET | Africa

Facebook has announced support for several African languages under its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme. The scheme was launch in 2018 in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, ...

Showmax streams 'Zog' children's animation

Published 15 Aug 2019 12:17 CET | Africa

Showmax has become the first service in Africa to stream 'Zog', which was animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish for Magic Light Pictures. 'Zog' premiered on the BBC last ...

Nigeria to host African telecoms regulators' conference from 20-22 August

Published 15 Aug 2019 12:06 CET | Africa, Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to host the Conference of African Telecommunications Regulators on Consumer Affairs (CATCO) in Abuja from 20-22 August. ...

Huawei helps African governments spy on political opponents - report

Published 15 Aug 2019 11:38 CET | Africa, Uganda

Huawei dominates African markets and has sold security tools that governments use for digital surveillance and censorship. Its employees have provided other services, not ...

Tecno launches 3G smart feature phone T901 running on KaiOS

Published 15 Aug 2019 11:25 CET | Africa

Tecno said it has launched the 3G smart feature phone T901 running on KaiOS in gold, black and blue. It has a hybrid dual-SIM slot and 512 MB +256 MB of memory. It has a ...

Mauritius hosts Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum

Published 13 Aug 2019 15:12 CET | Africa, Mauritius

Mauritius will host the tenth annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) from 20-22 August, organised by the Internet Society and African IXP Association (AFIX) ...

CloudSmith Africa appoints Timm as MD

Published 13 Aug 2019 11:46 CET | Africa

Cloudsmith has appointed co-founder Jason Timm as MD for the Africa region. Established in 2014 by Timm and Derek Hughes (group CEO), CloudSmith is a Salesforce consulting ...

Intelsat inks deal with Stratosat Datacom to expand connectivity across Central Africa

Published 13 Aug 2019 11:00 CET | Africa

Intelsat announced an agreement with Stratosat Datacom for the delivery of high-speed broadband services to sites across Central Africa. The deal will integrate managed ...

Seacom criticises internet speed tests

Published 13 Aug 2019 08:40 CET | Africa

Seacom has criticised internet speed tests, specifically Speedtest.net, questioning their relevance in today's world, reports Mybroadband. The company's head of engineering, ...

Fox Sports Africa channels to rebrand as ESPN

Published 12 Aug 2019 10:03 CET | Africa

The Walt Disney Company Africa will be rebranding the Fox Sports channels in Africa as ESPN from 30 August. Fox Sports will become ESPN and Fox Sports 2 will become ESPN2. ...

Helios Towers mulls listing at possible USD 3 bln valuation - report

Published 12 Aug 2019 09:25 CET | Africa

Helios Towers is reviving plans for an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Its advisers are resuming preparations for an IPO ...

SPI/FilmBox and Discover Digital launch more channels to sub-Saharan Africa

Published 09 Aug 2019 15:03 CET | Africa

SPI/FilmBox announced its newly expanded partnership with African platform Deod will include an additional seven channels: FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Fast&FunBox HD, ...

Microsoft appoints Ngare as MD of African development centre

Published 08 Aug 2019 16:41 CET | Africa

Microsoft has appointed Jack Ngare as the managing director of its Africa Development Centre in Kenya launched in May. With more than fifteen years of experience in various ...

Dell names channel director for Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey

Published 08 Aug 2019 16:37 CET | Africa, Middle East, Russian Federation, Turkey

Dell Technologies announced that Vangelis Lagousakos has been appointed as the senior director, Channel for the Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey region. In his new ...

African phonemaker Transsion plans IPO in Shanghai

Published 08 Aug 2019 12:12 CET | Africa, China

Chinese mobile-phone maker Transsion, which operates under the Tecno brand, said it has received approval to go public on Shanghai's new STAR Market, TechCrunch reported. The ...

StarTimes secures rights to Euro football in sub-Saharan Africa

Published 08 Aug 2019 10:31 CET | Africa

StarTimes announced it has acquired UEFA National Team Football broadcasting rights between 2019 and 2022. The company has secured transmission rights for exploitation in all ...

MTN Group raises dividend as H1 service revenue grows 9.7%

Published 08 Aug 2019 09:08 CET | Africa

African mobile operator MTN reported service revenue up 9.7 percent at constant currency rates to ZAR 67.9 billion in the first half of 2019, while EBITDA expanded by 10.2 ...

Liquid Telecom appoints Hennessy as Group CFO

Published 07 Aug 2019 15:08 CET | Africa

Liquid Telecom has announced the appointment of Kate Hennessy as group CFO replacing Phil Moses who has decided to leave Liquid Telecom on 31 October to pursue other business ...

Wazihub, Microsoft, Zindi launch IoT competition for data scientists

Published 07 Aug 2019 12:40 CET | Africa

Africa's Wazihub and Microsoft, in collaboration with Zindi, have partnered on a competition for data scientists to build machine learning models that predict soil moisture ...

MENA smartphone sales set to rise in 2019, 2020

Published 06 Aug 2019 12:27 CET | Africa, Middle East

Sales of smartphones in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will marginally increase in 2019, according to consulting firm Gartner. The market researcher estimates growth ...

MultiChoice adds WWE pop-up channel on DStv

Published 05 Aug 2019 12:10 CET | Africa

MultiChoice announced that its rolling out a WWE wrestling pop-up channel to its DStv pay-TV platform for five months from August until the end of December for viewers to ...


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