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MTG Delivers New Movie Channel in Israel

June 16, 2014

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched TV1000 Russian Kino, a movie channel, in Israel on the yes satellite platform. The launch adds to MTG's global footprint, which now reaches 38 countries. The Russian-language channel is part of the Russian Super Premium package and will also be available on the …

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FIC Strengthens Ties with South Africa’s StarSat

June 13, 2014

JOHANNESBURG: FOX International Channels (FIC) has renewed its partnership with StarSat in South Africa for the continued carriage of four channels, including the flagship FOX network, and increased the deal with the launch of three additional services. The agreement sees FOX, FX, BabyTV and Fuel continue to be carried on …

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FRED Media Places Shows with African Business Channel

May 28, 2014

JOHANNESBURG: The Australian outfit FRED Media has licensed more than 30 hours of lifestyle and reality sports content to South Africa's African Business Channel. The network picked up season two of Supercar Showdown, in which ten up-and-coming drivers are pitted against each other in a series of competitions, and the …

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MEA Pay-TV Revenues to Reach $8 Billion in 2014

May 21, 2014

LONDON: Pay-TV revenues across the Middle East and Africa are expected to reach $8 billion this year, up from $4.84 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Digital TV penetration is forecast to reach two-thirds of total TV households in MEA by the end of …

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OSN Launches Video Streaming Service

May 19, 2014

DUBAI: The pay-TV network OSN has unveiled a new premium online TV service, Go by OSN, which is available for $10 a month in 24 countries across the MENA region. The service delivers thousands of hours of entertainment for subscribers, including Hollywood blockbusters, Arabic productions, TV series and kids' content. …

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Increased Exhibition Space for DISCOP Africa 2014

February 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES: More exhibition space has been lined up for this year's DISCOP Africa, which is set to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from November 5 to 7. The increase comes in response to strong demand from previous years' events. The upcoming 9th edition is expected …

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Basic Lead Plans DISCOP Africa Express

January 21, 2015

JOHANNESBURG/LOS ANGELES: Event organizer Basic Lead is launching a new market, DISCOP Africa Express, a partner to its annual DISCOP Africa. DISCOP Africa Express will take place June 2 to 4 at the Sofitel Ivoire Hotel in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. The event will focus on the African content industry and …

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DISCOP Africa Wraps with More Than 50 Percent Increase in Attendance

November 6, 2015

JOHANNESBURG: The 11th edition of DISCOP Africa came to a close today, with event organizer Basic Lead reporting a total of 2,160 participants, which represents a 56-percent increase from last year. A total of 92 countries were represented at the market. There were 426 producers on hand, of which 309 …

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DISCOP Africa Partners with Kenya’s Kalasha International

September 8, 2015

NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG: Basic Lead, which organizes the twice-yearly DISCOP Africa events, has partnered with the Kenya-based Kalasha International Film & TV Festival & Market to promote and encourage intra-African trade. The new partnership between the markets is designed to stimulate co-production and distribution opportunities between Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. Independent …