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Telenovela Channel Romanza+Africa Arrives in Seychelles

September 1, 2015

MEXICO CITY: The 24-hour telenovela channel Romanza+Africa is now available in Seychelles via multi-service cable TV operator Intelvision. The pay-TV channel will broadcast in English. It’s the result of a partnership between Azteca and Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD), along with digital-content distributor and premium-themed channel creator AfricaXP. The channel is …


Basic Lead Bolsters DISCOPRO Program

August 14, 2015

LOS ANGELES/JOHANNESBURG: Trade-event organizer Basic Lead has expanded the DISCOPRO pitching, training and matchmaking program, conducted in parallel to DISCOP Africa. The 2015 agenda for DISCOPRO will put a special focus on strengthening relationships between Kenya and South Africa in an effort to revive the current co-production MOU between the two …


BBC Worldwide Sends Trio of Channels to Africa

August 12, 2015

LONDON: BBC Worldwide is launching BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC First in South Africa, with that country being the first to offer all three of the company's new global brands. BBC Brit and BBC Earth will launch on MultiChoice's DStv platform in South Africa on September 1, and BBC …


LBCI Wins Back Channels in Al-Waleed Bin Talal Lawsuit

August 10, 2015

PARIS: The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) is claiming victory in its lawsuit against Al-Waleed Bin Talal, and is able to recover channels it says were "hacked" by the Saudi prince. Following a decision from the French judiciary that was hearing the case, the Lebanese TV station has regained possession …


Caracol’s Fugitives Debuts in Iraq

August 4, 2015

BOGOTÁ: Fugitives, a series distributed by Caracol TV Internacional, has landed in Iraq. The drama premiered August 3 and is set to air from Sunday through Thursday at 9 p.m. via Lana TV, a channel owned by Moby Group. The series follows a man wrongly accused of a crime who …


Olympic Broadcast Rights for 2018-24 Awarded in MENA

July 27, 2015

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the beIN Media Group the exclusive broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for the Games from 2018 to 2024. The new pact covers the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, and the Games of the XXXII …


SPI/FilmBox Broadens Reach in Africa

July 24, 2015

WARSAW: SPI International/FilmBox and OVY Network have extended their channel distribution deal to cover additional territories in Africa. Eight channels from the SPI International/FilmBox portfolio will be available through OVYtv in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The channels included in the deal …


CANAL+ Strengthens Channel Offering in Africa

July 21, 2015

PARIS: CANAL+ Group has added four dedicated sports channels to its offering in Africa. CANAL+ Sport 1, Sport 2, Sport 3 and Sport 4 will feature such content as UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football, as well as Ligue 1 French football, the English Premier League, the Euro …


FremantleMedia International Taps Former Kanal D Exec

July 20, 2015

LONDON: Amaç Erol Us, who most recently served as a sales and acquisitions exec at Kanal D, is to head up sales for the Middle East, Africa and Southeastern Europe at FremantleMedia International. Us will be reporting to Anahita Kheder, the company's senior VP for the Middle East, Africa and …


Starz Play Secures Content from CBS Studios International

July 13, 2015

DUBAI/LONDON: OTT service Starz Play has inked a multiyear licensing agreement with CBS Studios International that will see Showtime and CBS series made available on the platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Through the deal, exclusive series and full TV box sets will be available to Starz Play subscribers …