Naspers-owned, Pay-TV company, MultiChoice has launched its first High Definition (HD) single view decoder in the Nigerian market after it was announced in August 2014.
South African media giant, Naspers, has announced its annual results which shows a “solid subscriber growth” driving its pay-TV revenues up by 18% year-on-year to R20.2 billion ($1.85 billion).
“Innovate Africa” is the new tech-centric show that Al Jazeera English will be debuting on November 18, 2014. The show which will be aired on over 270 million TV screens in more than 140 countries, will be anchored by South African, Ndoni Khanyile who coincidentally – or not – will also be making her debut…
Mobile gaming platform, ChopUp Games has announced the release of a new game, Sambisa Assault. ChopUp games,of Danfo Reloaded and Pledge51 game fame, has given us a sneak peak at the Sambisa Assault. In this game, your task is simple. Take out the terrorists. Watch the game trailer: The title was inspired by the Chibok…
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.