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MTN in talks to buy MultiChoice Africa, says report

MTN is in talks on a potential acquisition of pay-TV provider MultiChoice Africa, MyBroadband reports citing industry sources.

Nollywood star Linda Ejiofor. Credit: Ike Ude/qz.com

Nollywood is giving the world a taste of true African glamour

Last month the romantic comedy The Wedding Party became the first movie from Nigeria’s growing film industry to break 400 million naira ($1.3 million).

Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Chairman, Econet Wireless Group

Strive Masiyiwa builds broadcast empire to challenge MultiChoice

Econet Group is building a broadcasting empire that could challenge MultiChoice’s dominance in the payTV market across the continent.

Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom

Safaricom in talks with five firms on M-PESA's future

Mobile service provider Safaricom has announced that it is in discussions with five companies to broaden the availability of M-PESA services.

Bob van Dijk, CEO, Naspers

Africa's most valuable company Naspers worth less than what it owns (Infographics)

Fifteen years ago, a South African media company invested $34 million in an obscure Chinese Internet developer. Today that stake is worth $88 billion.

Chidi Mokeme (L) and Ramsey Nouah, in the Izu Ojukwu-directed movie '76

Nigeria's Nollywood showcases its massive potential at Toronto Film Festival (Video)

At times it feels like Nollywood has been around forever, such has been the Nigerian movie business’ impact on pan-African pop cultures and awareness around the world—and in Nigeria itself.

Netflix competitor ShowMax launches in 36 African countries

Netflix competitor ShowMax launches in 36 African countries

ShowMax, the video streaming service from emerging markets media giant Naspers, is launching its offering in 36 African markets.

Africa's biggest media company will fight Netflix for control of the global streaming market

Africa's biggest media company will fight Netflix for control of the global streaming market

When Naspers, the South African media conglomerate, launched its video-on-demand (VOD) service Showmax earlier this year, the assumption was this was an attempt at keeping out Netflix.

South Africa's MTN is the most admired brand in Africa

MTN, Samsung and Coca-Cola top list of most admired brands in Africa

Brand Africa has announced that MTN is the overall best brand in Africa and reclaimed the #1 spot as the Most Admired Brand in Africa at a gala launch of the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands at Sandton Convention Center.

Vodacom has 64 million subscribers and runs mobile networks in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Lesotho. Photographer: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

Naspers in talks With Vodacom to deliver video-on-demand services across Africa

Naspers Ltd. is in talks with wireless carrier Vodacom Group Ltd. about delivering video content to mobile devices across Africa as the media company seeks to compete with Netflix Inc. in offering movies and TV in the continent of 1 billion people.

When Netflix launches in South Africa, it’ll already have stiff competition

When Netflix launches in South Africa, it'll already have stiff competition

When it eventually launches in South Africa, the popular video-on-demand service, Netflix, will find a competitor waiting for it.

Mo Abudu's EbonyLife TV launches subscription video-on-demand African content platform for Africans in the Diaspora

Mo Abudu's EbonyLife TV launches subscription video-on-demand African content platform for Africans in the Diaspora

EbonyLife TV just launched a premium, multi-screen, video-on-demand (VOD) platform.

Nigerians protesting outside the South African embassy.(AP Photo/Gbenga Olamikan)

If Nigeria shut down local South African businesses, who would it hurt more?

The disturbing reports of xenophobic attacks in South Africa have dominated headlines in recent weeks and predictably, the terrifying events have sparked angry reactions from Africans across the continent shocked by the violence.

MultiChoice Africa appoints Tim Jacobs as new CEO

MultiChoice Africa appoints Tim Jacobs as new CEO

MultiChoice Africa has appointed Tim Jacobs, formerly chief financial officer of the pay-TV segment at MultiChoice, as the new CEO, replacing Nico Meyer who left the company for "personal reasons".

DStv launches Africa Magic Igbo channel

DStv launches Africa Magic Igbo channel

In line with its ongoing development strategy, Africa Magic, the continent’s leading provider of African entertainment content, has announced the launch of a new channel, Africa Magic Igbo.

John Ugbe, CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria. MultiChoice is a unit of South Africa's Naspers.

Naspers Plans to Boost Nigeria TV Offering as Naira Weakens

Naspers Ltd., Africa’s largest company by market value, plans to use new products and services to attract more customers to its $58-a-month television offering in Nigeria as a weaker naira increases costs.

Netflix

Netflix plans to launch in South Africa in 2016

Netflix said it intends to launch operations in South Africa within the next two years as part of its global expansion strategy.

iROKOtv

Why startups, not media giants, lead online video in Africa

Global data use through the consumption of video is set to increase by around 55 percent per year until the end of 2019, according to research by Ericsson, while in Africa video is the fastest-growing internet activity.

Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO, iROKOtv

iROKOtv launches $2.50 monthly subscription plan

Nigerian Nollywood streaming service iROKOtv.com is branching out to include Hollywood, Bollywood, Korean and Telenovela television series and movies as part of its offering.