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MultiChoice Nigeria wins $16.23M judgement against JNFX

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TikTok launches ‘Add to Music app’ in 160+ countries

With the announcement on February 22, 2024, TikTok is expanding its “Add to Music app” feature to 163 more countries. This feature allows users to easily add the song playing in a clip to services like Apple Music and Spotify. TikTok is always making new music trends that people listen to on streaming services, and […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Unplug your reality with Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest 2, released in late 2020, revolutionized VR accessibility with its standalone design and affordable price tag. But with newer headsets on the horizon, does it still hold up in 2024? Let’s dive into its strengths, weaknesses, and whether it’s the right VR headset for you. Oculus Quest 2 strengths Are you craving […]

Olanrewaju Adeniyi
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5 YouTube Alternatives in 2024

There are a number of reasons why people might look for YouTube alternatives. People may look for alternatives to the platform if they are worried about their data privacy and invasive ads. People prefer a wider variety of content and less algorithmic manipulation of their viewing habits. The policies of YouTube may limit some creators […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Instagram launches marketplace in 8 new countries

Instagram announced that it is extending its marketplace tool to eight more countries on February 22, 2024, allowing brands to connect with creators for paid partnerships or ads.  Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, British, Japanese, Indian, and Brazilian markets will be among the new ones granted access to this marketplace. In 2022, the platform was initially […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Spotify follows Meta, YouTube and others by offering AUX to artists

Spotify has launched a new in-house “music advisory agency” for brands called AUX. Though it isn’t strictly a marketplace for creators, the program’s goal is similar: to help brands and up-and-coming artists work together on beneficial campaigns. The company has joined the ranks of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube in launching […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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EU fines Apple Music $538 million

Apple Music, a global streaming service, is allegedly facing a $538 million fine from the EU,  though it follows Brussels rules. It was accused of unfair business tactics, especially with its App Store policy on music streaming services, which led to the fine. People have been complaining about this situation for a long time. Apple […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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Why African satellite television hike prices

African satellite television subscribers have felt the pinch of the 2024 price hike, which has left many wondering what went wrong.  The media and entertainment industry in Africa is complex, with rising costs of content acquisition, investments in technology, currency fluctuations, competitive dynamics, regulatory compliance, and other factors all playing a role in this upward […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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MultiChoice announces content distribution deal with Disney

MultiChoice (the South African company that runs DStv and GOtv) has announced a content distribution deal with Disney company Africa, coming almost a week after Sanlam Private Wealth made its intention to sell out its client shares. Details of the Deal  The deal will allow MultiChoice to retain its current portfolio of Disney linear channels […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Is Sony PlayStation 5 Still the Best Game Console? 

With its potent hardware and cutting-edge features, the Sony PlayStation 5 heralded a new era in console gaming when it was released in 2020. Is the PS5 worth the excitement two years later, with a smaller edition and a growing library of games? Let’s examine its advantages, disadvantages, and general position in the gaming market.  […]

Olanrewaju Adeniyi
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Top tech Valentine’s Day presents for your loved one

We buy gifts for loved ones on International Day of Love. Instead of flowers and Lindt chocolates, try the reverse. Find a Valentine’s Day tech gift she’ll adore! This year has more intriguing digital gadgets and equipment. Fashionista, fitness buff, or productivity expert—she can get the proper tech gift. Skylight Digital Photo Frame Use the […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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MultiChoice pays $37m Nigerian tax

MultiChoice Group, Africa’s largest cable TV company, said that its Nigerian subsidiary has agreed to pay the Federal Inland Revenue Service about $37.3 million as part of a tax settlement. In Nigeria, DSTV is a famous subscription-based satellite TV service owned by MultiChoice. As agreed, MultiChoice Nigeria and MultiChoice Africa will pay N35.4bn ($37.3m) in […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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Facebook celebrates 20th anniversary 

Facebook celebrates its 20th anniversary on Sunday, February 4, the day that Mark Zuckerberg, then an undergraduate at Harvard University, and three roommates created the social media platform. Over 271 million people in Africa use Facebook as of 2022, out of a total of over 2 billion active users every day. According to Statista, a research platform, the […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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French media giant, Canal+ bids $1.7bn for Multichoice

French media giant Canal+ wants to buy DSTV’s South African parent firm, Multichoice. It was stated recently and witnessed by multiple media outlets. Canal+, a significant MultiChoice shareholder, acknowledged that it sent a letter to the Board of Directors. Canal+’s non-binding indicative offer to buy Multichoice’s issued ordinary shares is included in the letter, reports […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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