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Imagine Communications names Anas Hantash as MENA sales director


Mon, 20 Mar 2017
 Imagine Communications has appointed Anas Hantash as its new director of sales for the MENA region,

Honeymoon will soon be over for Netflix in SA


Mon, 20 Mar 2017
 Netflix has not given its content to the FPB for classification, nor has it paid a R795 000 “licensi

ANC mulling plan to end DStv ‘monopoly’


Fri, 17 Mar 2017
 Efforts to license competition to DStv parent MultiChoice have proven “futile” and a new strategy is

Nearly half of global consumers willing to watch less pirated video content


Fri, 10 Mar 2017
 Content protection firm Irdeto believes that education could reduce the number of individuals who wa

ICASA initiates community broadcasting sector review process


Wed, 08 Mar 2017
 This review is aimed at addressing shortcomings in the regulatory and operational environment of the

ShowMax sets up shop at the Nairobi Garage


Tue, 07 Mar 2017
 ShowMax has set up its East Africa headquarters in Kenya and is in the process of recruiting for a n

Vivendi to expand footprint across Africa


Mon, 06 Mar 2017
 Vivendi plans to open multiple CanalOlympia cinema venues throughout the African continent this year

SABC inquiry adopts final report


Mon, 27 Feb 2017
 The ad hoc committee inquiring into the SABC adopted its final report on Friday after a brutal delib

Urban Brew Studios to move to Brightwater Commons


Wed, 22 Feb 2017
 Urban Brew Studios announced that they will be moving to brand new state of the art facilities...

e.tv ordered to keep primetime news


Thu, 16 Feb 2017
 ICASA has declined e.tv’s request to stop broadcasting news in prime time...

SABC loses Motsoeneng appeal


Mon, 13 Feb 2017
 The SABC has been handed yet another legal defeat over efforts to defend its former chief operating

EBS announces exclusive deal with Kwesι TV


Thu, 09 Feb 2017
 EBS, a full-service provider of EPG data for platforms and channels worldwide, adds Econet Media’s K

MTA Interactive signs exclusive partnership with IrokoX


Tue, 07 Feb 2017
 MTA Productions has announced the signing of an exclusive partnership with IrokoX and the launch of

Set-top box dispute goes to arbitration


Mon, 06 Feb 2017
 Two set-top box manufacturers are headed to formal arbitration proceedings — and possibly to court..

Ireland-based Bionic enters the African market with Primedia Unlimited


Fri, 03 Feb 2017
 Bionic, a successful Facebook marketing partner based in Dublin have announced their entry into the

FUJIFILM announces new addition to the team


Fri, 03 Feb 2017
 FUJIFILM Europe GmbH – Optical Devices Division announces new addition to the EMEA Cine lens sales t

Facebook loses $500m VR headset battle


Fri, 03 Feb 2017
 The VR headset maker that Facebook bought in 2014 for US$2bn used stolen computer code, a jury award

STUDIOCANAL concludes deal with M-Net


Mon, 30 Jan 2017
 STUDIOCANAL has sold the two critically-acclaimed series Midnight Sun and Harlan Coben’s

Digital migration has “failed”


Wed, 25 Jan 2017
 South Africa’s long-delayed project to migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial television has “

ShowMax seeking new telco partnerships


Thu, 19 Jan 2017
 Naspers, Africa’s biggest company by market value, is seeking partnerships with mobile phone operato

SACIA organises united industry front for ICASA


Wed, 18 Jan 2017
 SACIA released the following statement bringing the industry up to speed...

Apple aims for original content market


Mon, 16 Jan 2017
 Apple may finally enter the original content market by the end of this year...

AVT joins RAVENNA Community


Fri, 13 Jan 2017
 ALC NetworX announced that German telephone hybrids, audio codecs specialist AVT has joined the RAVE

Voddler Group appoints industry veteran Marwan Shehab to drive MEA expansion


Thu, 12 Jan 2017
 Voddler Group, the cloud-streaming innovator, has appointed Marwan Shehab as its new head of Middle

Avis makes a mark in South Africa's film industry


Thu, 12 Jan 2017
 The leading car rental company is providing cars, vans, and chauffeur services to the filming crew a
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