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Nigeria’s Channels TV introduces tech show to highlight technological innovations

Nigeria’s Channels TV introduces tech show to highlight technological innovations

One of Nigeria’s leading television stations, Channels TV has introduced a new technology show called Tech Trends aimed at spotlighting technological breakthroughs and innovations, both locally and globally.

Sony acquires image sensor maker SoftKinetic for more VR tech

Sony has acquired a Belgium-based company called SoftKinetic that makes image sensors capable of capturing 3D objects. The firm can be remembered for it’s work on Just Dance on the PlayStation and MakerBot scanners. According to the tech company, it’ll be adding SoftKinetic’s ToF range image sensor technology used for resolving the distance to an


Orange Digital Ventures invests into SVOD service, Afrostream

Orange Digital Ventures, a corporate venture capital that does early stage investments has announced it has invested into Afrostream, a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service chiefly offering African, African-American and African-Caribbean films and television series. The funds will enable Afrostream accelerate the development of its original and innovative offering in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean

Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition to arrive early next year

Redmond has today, finally revealed when its much anticipated holographic computing headset will arrive for developers. This was made known at its Lumia event in New York City. According to the company, developers will be getting the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition at $3000 in the first quarter of 2016. Apparently, Microsoft is rolling out this

Google Play Music now offers a family subscription plan for $14.99 a month

Google Play Music has joined it’s close music streaming competitors like Apple Music, Spotify and Rdio to offer a similar priced-down family plan. According to the company, With just $14.99, its music streaming service Play Music will allow up to six people on a family plan access its over 35 million songs, with recommendations tailored

Sony set to roll out PlayStation 4 software update tomorrow

Sony is geared up to roll out its big software update tomorrow – PlayStation 4 Software Update 3.0. A blog post by the company notes. The update promises some additions to the console including a bumped online storage offer from 1GB to 10GB, the ability to broadcast or watch games on YouTube Gaming, “Request To

Microsoft’s Project Spark to switch to a free and open model in October

Microsoft has announced that an update is coming to Project Spark on October 5 that’ll switch the game creation platform from a free-to-play model to a completely free and open creation one. Completely free and open in the sense that all previously paid downloadable content will now be accessible freely for all users. According to

Samsung will be shuttering Milk Video in November

Samsung has announced it’ll be shutting down Milk Video in November, exactly a year after it debuted the video discovery app, reports Variety. Milk Video was developed by Samsung, in its bid to employ faster and simpler methods for an even better and effective video discovery from YouTube, BuzzFeed, Funny or Die and Vice for


Filmhouse Cinemas launch mobile app

Filmhouse Limited, a dynamic film exhibition company and operator of Filmhouse Cinemas has announced the launch of a blockbuster mobile app. The mobile app enable movie lovers view movie schedules, read brief and highly informative movie synopsis, allows for booking of movie tickets at discounted rates, notifies users of upcoming movies at the cinemas, and


Ericsson launches Pay TV Platform, MediaFirst in Kenya

Ericsson, a Swedish multinational telecommunication company has announced the launch of a Pay TV platform, MediaFirst in Kenya. MediaFirst, which is a software-defined, media-optimized and cloud-based Pay TV platform, is targeted at content providers and mobile network operators, thereby enabling them control and sell contents to the consumers through the use of cutting edge and


Cameroon’s Kiro’o Games launch crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter

Kiro’o Games, a privately held video game and publishing company has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for the completion and launch of its African-themed game. Back in 2013, Kiro’o Games launched Kiro’o Project, where it raised about FCFA120 million mostly from investors for the ongoing development of its first commercial game. Kiro’o Games is now seeking a


The 5 Biggest Entertainment Sectors In Nigeria [REPORT]

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, Nigeria’s entertainment and media industry is expected to grow from $4 billion USD in 2014 to $8.1 billion in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.1%. While noting that the Nigerian market is heavily driven by consumer spend, the report noted that Internet access will


Orange Horizons to launch video streaming service in South Africa

Orange Horizons, a South Africa-based subsidiary of French telecommunication giant, Orange has announced that it will be launching a video streaming service in South Africa next year, according to a report by MyBroadband. According to the report, Orange Horizons, which currently operate a local online retail business where it sells smartphones and devices with a


Hong Hong-based PCCW to rival Showmax with VOD Service in South Africa

Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW), a Hong Kong-based Information and Communication Technology company, is planning to launch a video-on-demand service as early as next week in South Africa, according to reports by Bloomberg. According to the report, PCCW, which acquired Vuclip, a leading premium mobile video-on-demand service for emerging markets earlier in the year, plans on


BBC reveals plans to launch its own music streaming service

The BBC has revealed it could be rolling out its own music streaming service soon, built on “BBC Music Playlister.” The broadcasting company’s plan to launch a new music streaming service was revealed in its new ‘British, Bold, Creative’ Charter Review report, which suggests the streaming service offering would enable listeners access over 50,000 curated


Naspers to expand ShowMax to more African countries with movie and TV Shows download feature

Naspers is prepping to release a new offering in its video-on-demand service ShowMax, that gives customers the option to download movies and TV series, reports Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. The Cape Town-based company, claimed to be Africa’s largest company by market value, will be expanding ShowMax to other countries in Africa