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Multichoice and Comcast to create streaming service in Africa

Africa’s biggest pay TV company, MultiChoice Group has said on Thursday that it has entered into an agreement with U.S.-based media conglomerate Comcast to create a pan-Africa video streaming platform. The new streaming service, which will be built on MultiChoice’s streaming platform Showmax, will be 70% owned by the company, it said. As part of the partnership MultiChoice will relaunch… Read More
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Kenya: Local media oppose exclusion from Ruto’s inauguration coverage

– – The local media in Kenya are up in arms against organizers of Tuesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony over arrangements for coverage. The communications team of Kenya’s President-elect William Ruto has barred local media from covering the presidential inauguration, offering exclusive broadcast rights to Multichoice Kenya Ltd, an affiliate of a South African pay-TV group. Local broadcasters have been asked… Read More