Thema launches Le Bouquet Africain in Canada

Canal+-owned thematic channels producer Thema has launched seven channels from Africa in the Canadian market. Le Bouquet Africain, which is available on Bell Canada’s Fibe TV service, features channels 2STV, RTS, RTG, RTI1, Canal 2 International, CRTV and RTNC. All Fibe TV subscribers can access these TV channels for free until December 15, and will then be able to access Le Bouquet African as part of an optional package for C$15 a month. Thema is targeting the […]

BBC World Service launches African digital pilot

BBC World Service has launched a prototype media player aimed at reaching young Africans through social and digital media. Optimised for smartphones, BBC Minute CatchUP was designed by Cape Town-based social enterprise hub, RLabs, as part of a hackathon held earlier this year by the BBC World Service and BBC Connected Studio. BBC Minute is a one-minute bulletin that gets updated every 30 minutes, while the BBC Minute CatchUP player lets users click to hear the clips. The player […]