iflix raises $133m funding led by Hearst to take on Netflix in emerging markets

iflix, a Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets has raised $133 million led by Hearst and new investors Singapore-based EDBI and clients of DBS private bank and existing shareholders... Read more »

Akon to buy 50% of Senegal-based African music download service Musik Bi

US rap icon Akon born Aliaune Badara Thiam, is buying Musik Bi,a Senegalese music download service with more than 200 internationally famous musicians, majority of them young rappers, jazz artists and Christian... Read more »

88mph-backed Mdundo hits 8 million users & 30 million plus streams as Safaricom revamps Skiza

After 4 years of distributing music, Mdundo recently launched its streaming feature both on the website and the android app in a move set to make it Africa’s biggest music distribution and... Read more »

Startimes TV launches outreach program to resurrect its dormant subscribers

Startimes TV has launched an outreach program aimed at encouraging account re-activations of its dormant subscribers as well as see subscribers enjoy upgrades to higher bouquets at no extra cost. The firm... Read more »

Mnet commits $4.8m towards production of original content in Kenya

 MultiChoice and Mnet is set to invest half a billion shillings investment in 14 original local shows to be produced and broadcast in the year 2017-2018 in a move expected to promote... Read more »

StarTimes Kenya expands digital TV signal coverage to more users in rural areas

Digital terrestrial and satellite TV firm StarTimes Media has expanded to Garissa, Kitui, Kapenguria, Embu, Trans-Nzoia and Laikipia raising the number with the company’s digital television access to over 30 counties in... Read more »

IROKOMUSIC to launch across French Speaking Africa

IROKO is set to launch a dedicated, 100% Nigerian music & lifestyle channel on LES BOUQUETS CANAL+, channel 127 for the French Speaking Africa on 20 June 2017 to showcase top Nigerian... Read more »