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Kwesé to launch African version of ESPN app next year

Kwesé to launch African version of ESPN app next year

As part of the sports content deal signed with ESPN, Kwesé, a unique Pay TV service from Econet, will launch the African version of the ESPN app/website. The site will combine ESPN’s industry-leading coverage of global sports and world-class digital platform with local African sports news, analysis and perspectives from Kwesé. The site will feature


Econet’s Kwesé signs sports content deal with ESPN

Since launch sometimes last year, Kwesé, a unique Pay TV service from Econet, has signed a couple of content deals for the pleasure of its viewers across Africa. It acquired the rights to air Premier League matches across sub-Saharan Africa in March 2016, and partnered ESPN Media Distribution in July 2016 to air NFL matches.


Ericsson signs multiple content deals for SVOD service, NuVu

Subscribers of NuVu, a subscription-based video-on-demand (VOD) service, will now have access to new, fresh content as Ericsson has announced the signing of multiple content deals for the service. Ericsson has acquired more than 2,500 hours of content from international distributors including Viacom (MTV, BET, Nickelodeon), MGM, CBS, Al Jazeera, DHX Media and Mattel. Titles


ROK Studios to launch a channel on DStv this November

On November 1, 2016, ROK Studios, a leading African film and television studio and production house, will launch a channel on DStv, a digital satellite TV with presence across Africa. The new channel will launch with ROK Studios’ exclusively-produced content, including “Festac Town,” “Banks Chronicles” and “Bloodline” and will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and


Wizkid-produced “One Dance” is now the most streamed song on Spotify

Hey Surulere, your home boy Wizkid is on the news…again! The Wizkid-produced One Dance, a song from Drake’s fourth studio album, Views is now the most streamed song on Spotify, a commercial music streaming, podcast and video service. The song has amassed over 880 million individual streams on Spotify, displacing Major Lazer’s hit, “Lean On,” which used to be


Netflix partners Spectranet to deploy server in Lagos

Netflix has announced the deployment of a dedicated server in Lagos, Nigeria in partnership with Spectranet, a leading Internet service provider in the country. The server, which is the first in the whole of West Africa, will hold the entire Netflix content library, providing Spectranet’s customers with the best streaming experience and performance. “Because we focus


YouTube Kids now available in parts of Africa

YouTube Kids, an app for kids to find videos on topics they want to explore with their parents, is now available in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The app contains family-friendly content from creators around the world, and key features to make the whole experience worthwhile for kids. The app is


10 unmissable (and hilarious) tweets on Paul Pogba’s first Man Utd goal

Since arriving Manchester United in the summer for a world record transfer fee of €105 million (£89.3 million), Paul Pogba hasn’t had it good on the pitch, which has led to criticism from some quarters. Today against reigning champions, Leicester City FC, the French professional footballer scored his first goal for the club, and it was


Mavin’s Chief Digital Officer has launched a song-looping app

Tunji Afonja, Chief Digital Officer at Mavin Records, Don Jazzy‘s record label, has launched a music app for bookmarking and looping/repeating your favorite verses and choruses of songs. New app alert!!! #SMD Chief Digital Officer theafricannerd has released playmarksapp, a brand… https://t.co/XMo94YYwhD — DON JAZZY (@DONJAZZY) September 23, 2016 Known as PlayMarks, the app lets


Afrostream is now available on Orange TV

Afrostream, a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, is now available on Orange TV, an on-demand video service owned by telecommunication giant, Orange. Available on Orange TV in the Pass Vidéo section, Orange TV customers in mainland France with Livebox 4 or Livebox Play and their respective decoders will be able to enjoy Afrostream for


11 year-old Tayo builds game Mark Zuckerberg is excited about

The lad pictured above is Olatayo Sobomehin, an 11 years old who built Spike Rush, an infinite, side-scrolling game. Named after needle spikerush (a plant), the game is set in a magical forest where spikes are everywhere. Players have super powers to help them learn to survive in the forest. At random times, the gravity


On September 29, ROK Studios will launch a channel on Sky

Jason Njoku, Founder and CEO of iROKO, one of Africa’s most successful Internet startup, has announced ROK Studios will launch a channel on Sky in the UK on September 29, 2016. Officially launched some time in 2014, ROK Studios is a leading African film and television studio and production house based in Lagos, Nigeria. ROK owns


Iroko launches IrokoX, a platform to showcase & promote African digital content

Jason Njoku founded African digital entertainment company, Iroko, has announced the launch of a platform to showcase and promote creative works of African digital content creators. Known as IrokoX, the platform, claimed to be Africa’s only full-service, cross-media Multi-Platform Network, aims to create, distribute and monetize African digital content for the promotion and benefit of


September edition of G3, a monthly meetup for games developer, is holding on the 21st

On the 21st, the September edition of G3, a monthly meet up for game developers to discuss issues related to the mobile games development in Nigeria and Africa, will hold in Lagos. Themed “Exploring Internet Connectivity & App Discovery”, the event promises to be much more fun than previous editions as exciting programmes have been


Intelsat launches new satellite to increase DSTV service delivery

Intelsat has announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 36 satellite that will be used in part by DStv parent company, MultiChoice to provide direct-to-home satellite pay-television services to consumers in Africa. The Intelsat 36 satellite was launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle. It is the 58th Intelsat satellite launched by Arianespace. Liftoff was at 00:16


Ethan & Harriet to launch range of educational toys and Nigerian-themed puzzles

Nigeria’s leading educational toy company, Ethan & Harriet, has announced it will launch a range of educational toys and Nigerian-themed puzzles at an event in Lagos. The company seeks to champion the preservation of the country’s cultural heritage through fun and games. Among the toys to be launched is the Nigerian-themed jigsaw puzzles, which is


D’banj partners MTN to launch new venture to promote creative industry

D’banj, a Nigerian musician (popularly called Bangalee) and entrepreneur, has signed a partnership with MTN, Nigeria’s biggest telecoms company, to launch a new venture to promote Nigeria’s creative industry. Known as The Cream Platform, it will provide creative minds (those unsigned hypes) the opportunity to win the following: a song & video recording session, ‘collabo’ with artiste