CNN is launching a new, multi-platform operation designed to give the international news network a digital-first presence in Lagos, Nigeria.
After four consecutive years of featuring Lionel Messi on the global cover of the popular FIFA video game series from EA Sports, the company is now inviting football lovers around the world to choose one of the four young best talents in world football to become the FIFA 17 cover star.
Nigeria’s FirstBank is holding a Tech Conference, called “Let’s Talk Tech”at the Oriental Hotel in Lekki, Lagos today.
IHS Towers, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of HTN Towers and its 1,211 diversified tower sites throughout Nigeria.
ShowMax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, will now be available on connected DStv Explora decoders, although you will need a ShowMax subscription to access the service.
CANAL+ Group and iROKO have announced a deal that sees the launch of the first Francophone SVOD service aimed at bringing affordable, popular mobile TV content to French-speaking Africa.
M&C Saatchi, a London-based digital agency network, has announced it has acquired a majority stake in Creative Spark, the five-year-old digital agency founded by Matthew Buckland, which owns and operates publishing sites such as Memeburn and Ventureburn.
South Africa’s biggest mobile network, Vodacom wants a regulatory approach to data-driven over-the-top (OTT) applications such as Facebook-owned WhatsApp, although the company says it has no plans to block the service, reports Fin24.
The shares of MTN Group has experienced the biggest crash in nearly 17 years after the Nigerian telecommunications regulator fined the company $5.2 billion USD for failing to disconnect customers with unregistered SIM cards, reports Bloomberg.
Nigeria’s telecoms industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved punitive sanctions totaling N1.04 trillion (about $5 billion USD) against MTN Nigeria, over an alleged breach of SIM registration rules, according to an exclusive report from Technology Times.
MTN has clinched a landmark deal that will give the exclusive rights to British female singer and songwriter, Adele’s much-anticipated single titled ‘Hello’ from her new album: ‘25′ set for worldwide release on November 20.
Vietnamese-based Viettel recently launched mobile and internet services in Tanzania under the brand name of Halotel and has now promised to give free internet connections to 450 schools over the next three years.
The African Press Organization (APO), a press release newswire service in Africa today announced that Lilian Murugi Mutegi, a Kenyan technology Staff Writer with CIO East Africa has won its invitation to attend AfricaCom 2015, the biggest technology event in Africa, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 17 – 19, 2015.
According to a new study by GSMA, the mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa contributed more than $100 billion USD to the region’s economy last year.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced today that over three billion mobile phonebook contacts across the Middle East and Africa region alone are now being saved through its LinqUs Cloud Backup solution. “Our cloud backup solutions are number one in the region,” said Eric Claudel, President for Africa & Middle East at Gemalto…
Bitcoin, which is a virtual currency is officially a commodity, just like crude oil or wheat, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The Commission on Thursday announced it had filed and settled charges against a Bitcoin exchange for facilitating the trading of option contracts on its platform. “In this order, the CFTC for the first…
South Africa’s entertainment and media industry is expected to grow from R112.7 billion (approx. $8.4 billion) in 2014 to R176.3 billion (approx. $13.2 billion) in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4%. This is according to a recent PwC report titled: Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 – 2019, which presents annual historical…
Kenya’s total entertainment and media industry was valued at $1.8 billion in 2014, up 13.3% from 2013, when it stood at $1.6 billion — and is expected to reach $3.3 billion by 2019, according to a PwC report. Meanwhile, the Internet is expected to be the largest driver of growth, followed by television and radio.…
MTN is said to be planning to launch ‘something big’ on Music+, its music streaming and download service which could empower upcoming and undiscovered music acts in Nigeria.
Kenya’s Bitpesa has launched a trading service called BitPesa Trade, which will allow Bitcoin traders to transact their business on the platform anytime, anywhere via their mobile devices. “We’re excited to announce that you can now buy and sell Bitcoin 24/7, all on one page,” the company posted on its website today, giving credit to…