Sky’s Most Anticipated Drama Britannia Available Exclusively on iflix

From today, iflix subscribers across the region including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe can stream or download each episode from the moment of release, exclusively on iflix

AudioAge – Cape Town, South Africa – January 22, 2018 – iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is pleased to announce it will be the exclusive online home for Sky’s highly anticipated historical period drama Britannia. From today, iflix subscribers across the region including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe can stream or download each episode from the moment of release, exclusively on iflix.

Set in 43AD, Britannia tells the story of the determined, but terrified Roman invaders and the occupied Celts and Druids, whose lives are changed forever by the arrival of a new world order. Britannia begins in 43AD as the Roman Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia – a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the mysterious forces of the Underworld. Arch Celtic rivals Kerra (Kelly Reilly) and Antedia (Zoë Wanamaker) must face the Roman invasion led by the towering figure of Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey) as it cuts a swathe through the Celtic Resistance. Britannia joins iflix Africa’s extensive library of popular exclusive titles from Sky including Riviera and Tin Star.

Evert van der Veer, iflix Head of Content, Africa and the Middle East, commented: “The addition of Britannia is a testament to iflix’s commitment to showcase the very best international content to subscribers across the region. We are excited to partner with Sky to bringing our customers this year’s most anticipated new series before any other entertainment platform in the region.”

Currently available in 25 markets across Asia, MENA, and sub-Saharan Africa, iflix offers consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, regional, and local TV shows and movies including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com to register.

ABOUT IFLIX

iflix (www.iflix.com) is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. With a vast selection everyone’s favourite comedies, drama, K-drama, Turkish drama, Bollywood, Nollywood, cartoons, movies, live sports and more from Hollywood, the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix places the entertainment people want at their fingertips to either stream or download. For one low monthly fee, iflix subscribers can watch on their mobile phone, laptop, tablet or TV, wherever, whenever.

Let’s play.

iflix is currently available to consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

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Guangzhou Automobile Company (GAC Motor) Secures Exclusive Rights for the Second Season of FORBES AFRICA: My Worst Day with Peace Hyde

The show has one of the highest viewerships on the Pan-African business channel CNBC Africa

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – January 16, 2018 – Guangzhou Automobile Company (GAC Motor) (www.GAC-Motor.com), one of the top five biggest Chinese automobile manufacturers, has secured the exclusive rights for the flagship FORBES AFRICA television show, My Worst Day with Peace Hyde. The partnership comes after the successful launch of the first season, which profiled some of the leading business moguls including Aliko Dangote, Folorunsho Alakija, Tonye Cole, Herman Mashaba, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi among many others.

“We are very pleased to have this new partnership with GAC Motor. The show has one of the highest viewerships on the Pan-African business channel, CNBC Africa (www.CNBCafrica.com), and has set the benchmark as the most engaging program featuring some of the most successful moguls of our time. To be able to continue the next season with such a prestigious brand like GAC is amazing,” says Peace Hyde, the show’s host and Head of Digital Media and Partnerships and West Africa Correspondent for FORBES AFRICA.

“We are proud to be part of this historic moment with FORBES AFRICA. We believe the two brands share the same vision of excellence and through the My Worst Day show, we hope to assure Nigerians that, no matter what they go through, good or bad, they can always rely on GAC Motors,” says Chief Diana Chan, Chairman of Choice International, owner of GAC Motor franchise, Nigeria.

“The FORBES AFRICA brand is renowned for its quality and prestige and we believe the partnership with GAC sits well with the brand. These are the types of people you do not hear from on a daily basis and for one program to be able to pull them together at the same time is a feat worth celebrating,” says Frederic Van de vyver, Head of CNBC Africa, West Africa.

About CNBC Africa:
CNBC Africa (www.CNBCafrica.com) is Africa’s most powerful multiplatform business media brand; owned by Africa Business News and headquartered in Johannesburg, is part of the global CNBC family, reaching audiences in over 100 countries. Together with its companion site CNBCAfrica.com, CNBC Africa focuses on business, money, finance and economic news originating from sub-Saharan Africa. CNBC is available in 90% of sub-Saharan Africa through DTH and satellite TV operator, Canal Plus, DStv, Kwese, MultiChoice Africa, StarTimes Nigeria, Vubiquity and Black. You can also access CNBC Africa through our digital live stream. CNBC has bureaus in over 15 cities, including, Lagos, Abuja, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Accra, Kigali. CNBC currently has an estimated patronage of over 500,000 viewers in South Africa. Viewership data in other markets is not currently available.

About ABN:
ABN (http://ABN360.com) offers a holistic approach to telling Africa’s business story – first. With much-esteemed international brands such as CNBC Africa and FORBES AFRICA providing a broadcast and print platform respectively, the ABN conglomerate also offers resources to organize world-class events across the African continent, through ABN Productions. The ABN Training Institute boasts state-of-the-art facilities to provide media training among many other courses, while ABN Digital is the company’s online presence for your up-to-date business and markets news. Through its sub-brands, ABN aims to be Africa’s leading aggregator and distributor of business and economic news.

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MultiChoice Welcomes John Barnes to DStv’s Football Season Kick-off Event

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 12 August 2016 – Football lovers will receive a special guest, Liverpool legend, John Barnes at the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Sunday, 14 August 2016.

The Anfield ace will be on hand at DStv’s new football season kick-off event where fans can get to meet the legend and watch Manchester United go up against Bournemouth at 1:30 pm and Arsenal face Liverpool at 4 pm which will be broadcast on SuperSport 3.

Barnes, widely regarded as one of the finest attacking players to grace the English league also had success in music as well. He wrote Liverpool’s groove, Anfield Rap, a Liverpool FC FA cup final song.

With an excellent knowledge of the game, John works as an analyst for SuperSport and a pundit for ESPN.

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M-Net Channels’ shows shine at the 68th Emmy® Awards Nominations

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 18 July 2016 – For the past 30 years (and counting) M-Net has been bringing only the best television entertainment to viewers in Africa and beyond. With the 68th Emmy® Awards Nomination announcement, there can be no doubt that there’s a touch of magic when it comes to the pristine selection of series across the M-Net Channels.

The 68th Emmy® Awards ceremony will be televised live on the morning of Monday 19 September, on M-Net channel 101 at 1am, and during prime time, the awards show will be broadcast at 19:30 CAT. Nominations for the awards were announced last night and, as expected, most of the acclaimed mentions were shows straight off the M-Net Channels’ catalogue, meaning that these shows are leaders of the pack yet again this year. The nomination ceremony was hosted by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum, with Emmy nominee Anthony Anderson from the hit comedy, Black-Ish and Golden Globe nominee Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls.

And the nominees are:

(M-Net Channels’ Shows in green)

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn Bloodline

Rami Malek as Elliot Mr. Robot– Season 2 started on M-Net Edge channel 102 Express from the US today Friday 15 July at 03:00 and in Prime Time on Thursday 21 July at 21:00.

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill Better Call Saul Season 2 can be seen from 26 August Monday to Friday at 17:00 (M-Net City)

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings The Americans – Season 4 starts on M-Net Edge on Tuesday 27 September at 20:00

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan Ray Donovan– Season 4 is currently on M-Net Edge (102) Tuesdays: Express from the US at 02:00 and Prime Time at 21:00

Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood House Of Cards – Season 4 Binge Viewing starts tomorrow 16 July at 22:05 and Season 5 coming to M-Net Edge in March 2017

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison Homeland– Season 6 coming to M-Net Edge channel 102 in 2017

Viola Davis as Annalise Keating How to Get Away With Murder– Catch it on Vuzu Amp channel 103

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon Empire

Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel and Krystal Orphan Black

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings The Americans– Season 4 starts on M-Net Edge on Tuesday 27 September at 20:00

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood House of Cards– Season 4 Binge Viewing starts tomorrow 16 July at 22:05 and Season 5 coming to M-Net Edge in March 2017

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson All The Way

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)

Idris Elba as DCI Luther Luther

Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine The Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist Fargo- Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham American Crime – Season 2 concluded on 16 March (M-Net channel 101)

Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine

Kerry Washington as Anita Hill Confirmation

NOTE: Sarah Paulson also nominated for American Horror Story: Hotel for supporting actress in a limited series or movie (Season 5 Binge viewing concluded in May 2016)

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson black-ish- Catch it on Vuzu Amp channel 103

Aziz Ansari as Dev Master of None

Will Forte as Phil Miller The Last Man on Earth

William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher Shameless– Season 7 coming to M-Net Edge channel 102 in October

Thomas Middleditch as Richard Silicon Valley– Season 3 starts on 30 December at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman Transparent- Season 2 concluded on 29 April (M-Net Edge channel 102)

*NOTE: Aziz Ansari is nominated

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix 1 1st Time

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer Veep – Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James Getting

Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson black-ish– Catch it on Vuzu Amp channel 103

Amy Schumer as Amy Inside Amy Schumer

Lily Tomlin as Frankie Grace And Frankie

*NOTE: Laurie Metcalf also nominated for The Big Bang Theory (Season 10 coming to M-Net channel 101) for guest actress in a comedy series and Horace and Pete for guest actress in a drama series

*NOTE: Amy Schumer is also nominated in multiple categories for Amy Schumer Live At The Apollo, and Saturday Night Live

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Dancing With The Stars

Project Runway

Top Chef

The Voice- Catch USA version – Season 9 Mondays to Fridays at 18:30 (M-Net channel 101)

VARIETY TALK SERIES

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver  Season 3: New episodes will resume on Sunday 31 July at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

The Late Late Show With James Corden

Real Time With Bill Maher

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

TELEVISION MOVIE

A Very Murray Christmas

All The Way

Confirmation

Luther

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)

LIMITED SERIES

American Crime  Season 2 concluded on 16 March (M-Net channel 101)

Fargo Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Roots

The Night Manager

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

COMEDY SERIES

black-ish  Catch it on Vuzu Amp

Master Of None

Modern Family Season 8 coming to M-Net channel 101 in November 2016

Silicon Valley Season 3 starts on 30 December at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Transparent  Season 2 concluded on 29 April (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep  Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

DRAMA SERIES

Better Call Saul Season 2 can be seen from 26 August Monday to Friday at 17:00 (M-Net City channel 115)

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones- Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Homeland – Season 6 coming to M-Net Edge channel 102 in 2017

House Of Cards – Season 4 Binge Viewing starts tomorrow 16 July at 22:05 and Season 5 coming to M-Net Edge in March 2017

Mr. Robot – Season 2 started on M-Net Edge channel 102 Express from the US today Friday 15 July at 03:00 and in Prime Time on Thursday 21 July at 21:00.

The Americans- Season 4 starts on M-Net Edge on Tuesday 27 September at 20:00

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

Inside Amy Schumer

Key & Peele

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jonathan Banks as Mike Erhmantraut Better Call Saul- Season 2 can be seen from 26 August Monday to Friday at 17:00(M-Net City)

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones – Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Kit Harington as Jon Snow Game of Thrones – Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper House of Cards– Season 4 Binge Viewing starts tomorrow 16 July at 22:05 and Season 5 coming to M-Net Edge in March 2017

Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn Bloodline

Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan Ray Donovan- Season 4 is currently on M-Net Edge (102) Tuesdays: Express from the US at 02:00 and Prime Time at 21:00

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones– Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister Game of Thrones– Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Downton Abbey

Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway The Affair – Season 3 starts in November (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark Game of Thrones – Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Constance Zimmer as Quinn King UnREAL

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden The People v. O.J. Simpson:American Crime Story

Hugh Laurie as Richard Roper The Night Manager

Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist Fargo– Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

John Travolta as Robert Shapiro The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan Fargo – Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Kathy Bates as Iris American Horror Story: Hotel

Olivia Colman as Angela Burr The Night Manager

Regina King as Terri Lacroix American Crime

Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson All The Way HBO 1 3 1

Sarah Paulson as Hypodermic Sally/Billie Dean Howard American Horror Story: Hotel

Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt Fargo– Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

*NOTE: Sarah Paulson also nominated in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for lead acress in a limited series or movie

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets Baskets

Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Catch it on Vuzu Amp

Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy Modern Family – Season 8 coming to M-Net channel 101 in November 2016

Tony Hale as Gary Walsh Veep– Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Keegan-Michael Key as Various Characters Key & Peele

Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock Veep– Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

*NOTE: Keegan-Michael Key is nominated for multiple categories in Key & Peele and for character voice-over in SuperMansion

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anna Chlumsky as Amy Bookheimer Veep- Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Gaby Hoffman as Ali Pfefferman Transparent Amazon 1 3

Allison Janney as Bonnie Mom- Season 3 starts in November (M-Net channel 101)

Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman Transparent – Season 2 concluded on 29 April (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Kate McKinnon as Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC 1 4

Niecy Nash as Didi Ortley Getting On

NOTE: Allison Janney is also nominated in Masters of Sex for guest actress in a drama series (Season 3 was last seen on M-Net Edge)

Programs with Five or More Nominations

Game of Thrones 23

Making A Murderer 6 2016 2015

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story 22

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Fargo 18

Mr. Robot

Veep 17

Penny Dreadful – Season 3 started on 11 July at 22:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Saturday Night Live 16

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)

House Of Cards 13

The Voice ABC 35 42

The Night Manager 1 2

W h a t Happened, Miss Simone?

Silicon Valley 11

The Wiz Live!

Downton Abbey 10

The Americans 5

Grease: Live Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Transparent

Cartel Land

All The Way 8 He Named Me Malala

American Horror Story: Hotel

The Oscars

Dancing With The Stars

Ray Donovan

Better Call Saul 7 – 

The Big Bang Theory (Season 10 coming to M-Net channel 101)

Key & Peele

Roots

 

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Airtel unveils innovative VAS subscription management short code

…empowers customers to subscribe and unsubscribe with *902#

AudioAge – LAGOS,  Nigeria –  23  March  2016 – Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has introduced a new Service Short Code, which empowers customers to choose, activate or deactivate their Value Added Service (VAS) subscription at any point in time.

First of its kind in the telecoms industry, customers are to dial *902# to choose from two options of either activating or deactivating a VAS or SMS service. The customer either presses 2 to deactivate or 1 to activate a service.

Speaking on the innovative service, the Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Ahmad Mokhles, described the new offering as ‘placing power back in the hands of consumers’, as it enables them to easily decide what services to enjoy on the Smart Phone network.

Mr. Mokhles said: “With the introduction of the service short code, Airtel as a customer-centric brand has yet again, broken new grounds and also set another benchmark for the telecommunication industry in Nigeria.

“This simple-step service short code offers our customers ‘freedom of choice’ which ties with our commitment towards enriching the lives of Nigerians through the provision of exceptional service experience, driven by innovative products and services.