It seems that earlier talks between Vodacom and Spotify to launch in South Africa have fallen apart, as latest reports from Bloomberg suggests that Deezer may have agreed a deal with the telecoms company to expand further into Africa, ahead of its rival.
TruSpot, the Africa-focused music social network has rolled out a major upgrade on its platform that allows users discover, listen and share songs from their favourite African music artists.
According to a report by Dallas-based market research firm, Parks Associates, video game consoles have become the leading device category for video streaming app use. The report, which surveyed 10,000 American homes in early 2014, found that 44 per cent of broadband-using respondents considered a game console as their “primary connected” device for accessing non-gaming Internet…
The Seaboard GRAND is the first new innovation in music technology in nearly four decades to have a real fighting chance at success, writes Hugo Beniada from Fueled.
Millicom has unveiled Tigo Music and Africa Music Rights, two initiatives that are intended to introduce its digital music experience into Africa. Tigo Music is set to launch across Millicom’s African operations, starting in Ghana in the fourth quarter. Bundled as part of pre-paid data plans, the service will offer unlimited music streaming with instant…
Telecommunications company, Airtel and music channel, TRACE have teamed up to launch what could become the biggest music competition in Africa, by allowing contestants to audition right from their phones for a chance to become the next big music star.
Playspread, a music intelligence company that deals with media monitoring and big data analytics has released a State of the Nigerian Music Industry infographic for the period May-July 2014.
iROKOtv.com today announced that it has licensed two of the top award-winning Hollywood drama TV series — Spartacus and Magic City — from Starz Digital Media. The acquisitions come as part of the leading African Internet TV platform’s move into international content distribution, as part of its English Speaking Africa package, launched earlier this month.
Leading music site, Notjustok.com is launching a SoundCloud-styled music platform today that allows artists to upload songs and share with their friends, fans and followers as well as link these up with iTunes so that listeners can purchase their music.
The world’s largest digital distributor of African movies, iROKO Partners is set to officially launch its new movie production company, ROK Studios.
We love spotting and covering company offices here at Techloy, but really haven’t done this in a while. In the past, we’ve had to do company office tours and written up quick reviews about them. So when Jason Njoku posted photos of iROKOtv’s newly acquired international offices located in Manhattan, just off Times Square, about…
When leaked images from a soon-to-be-launched celebrity ratings and parody site was made available to Techloy, we couldn’t help but applaud the creative thinking that the team put into the project, which apparently depicts a humourous caricature of some notable Nigerian celebrities in music, movies, comedy, sports and media.
English football club, Manchester United has revealed amendments to its club policy that will see fans banned from bringing ‘large electronic devices’ to matches at Old Trafford, citing security issues. According to the club’s official website, “large electronic devices including laptops and tablets will be added to the existing list of prohibited items for matchdays at…
The duchess of iROKOland, Jessica Hope announced today that she was leaving the world’s largest online distributor of Nigerian movie content, iROKO Partners to start-up her own venture.
IrokoTv, the video-on-demand platform, which has been tagged by many as the ‘Netflix of Africa’ is bringing Hollywood, Telenovelas and Bollywood movies and Tv shows to Africa.
Skits is a new and exciting social video network that rewards people for engaging with their favourite brands.
In Nigeria, it is not unpopular to see music and movie stars sign endorsement deals as official ambassadors of Internet companies.
Music streaming service, Spotify is reportedly in talks with telecommunications company, Vodacom to introduce its service in Africa, according to a Bloomberg report.
US-based online and mobile social video marketplace, PublicVine founded by Nigerian entrepreneur, Nam Mokwunye, has received “Series A” investment of around $10 million as it plans to commence its global commercial launch in June 2014.
Amidst what seems to be a potential dispute with local partners and authorities in Zimbabwe, Multichoice’s budget pay TV service, GOtv has been off air since January 31, according to tech blog, TechZim.