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Econet President and CEO on the evolution of broadcasting in Africa

Africa’s Over-the-top (OTT) market is poised for growth and it’s being driven by the need for superior customer experience. Joseph Hundah, President and Group CEO of Econet Media, tells us more. Television has captured the imagination of audiences since its inception over 75 years ago. But as technology evolved, so have audience needs and expectations. In […]

Hughes’ JUPITER System selected by three African telecom companies

Hughes Network Systems, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, has announced three African telecom companies have selected the Hughes JUPITER System to power delivery of satellite broadband services for their customers. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation, Satcom Networks Africa Limited (SatCoNet) and a leading East African telecommunications company each chose the system based on […]

Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters a new wave

Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase – a third wave of convergence. As the mobile device cements itself as the pre-eminent source of the entertainment and media (E&M) experience, the most disruptive, forward-thinking companies are striving to create an integrated ecosystem suited to this consumer-driven dynamic. That is according to […]

SkyGroup appointed official Barco ClickShare Training Centre

SkyGroup Communications has been appointed by Barco, a global leader in enterprise collaboration technology, as an official ClickShare training centre in South Africa. As a result of the appointment, SkyGroup is able to provide its resellers with customised training sessions on how to best use, deploy and support Barco’s ClickShare .Not only will this aid […]

Digital Content Hub launched in Johannesburg’s Tshimologong Precinct

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University, has launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). Established in 2016 in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct incubates digital entrepreneurs and grows the skills […]

Modernising Egyptian broadcaster utilises Microsoft Azure

When one of the oldest broadcasters in Egypt feared it was being left behind because of the change in viewing habits caused by the rise of mobile devices, its management sought to find a way to get up to speed with the digital revolution. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union was determined to use the […]

Middle East and Africa TV market to reach over $15 billion by 2021

The TV market outlook for Africa and the Middle East, published by IDATE Digiworld, has forecast that the television market in Africa and the Middle East is set to grow by 30% from 2016 to 2021. This is an increase of almost US$3.5 billion, making the MEA region one of the fastest growing global markets. […]