Entertainment

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Digital TV and the growth of local Kenyan talent

Opening of new TV stations that use local languages has given some very talented people a platform where they can perform and shine in a language they are most comfortable in, as opposed to when they had to package their content in a second or third language and try fit into the existing programs.

Netflix' investment into Nollywood

Netflix has increased its investment in Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood. As part of this, Nollywood should also focus on the economics of creativity. The industry needs metrics to track and measure skills and output of performances.

A book that digs deep into the inner workings of Spotify

The book, Spotify Teardown - Inside The Black Box of Streaming Music, tells a story of how Spotify is not what it generally says it is, it is actually more like Facebook, an advertising and user data driven company.

Making sense of South Africa’s new copyright bill

The United States may violate the World Trade Organisation rules if it punishes South Africa for adopting a new copyright bill, explain two US trade experts.

Ghana and Nigeria present a great growth opportunity for music streaming

Music streaming services have the largest short term upside if they double down in Ghana and Nigeria. As subscription growth continues to reach its peak in the Nordics, United States, and many parts of Europe the race to expand further has become even more competitive.

The top 50 websites that Kenyans most visited

While the list of the top most visited websites in Kenya keeps changing from time to time, it is an important indicator of what Kenyans are doing online.

Transsion-owned Boomplay has signed a licensing deal with Sony Music

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has agreed to license its music catalogue for Boomplay, which is owned by Transsion Holdings and NetEase. The agreement with SME follows on from Universal Music signing a similar licensing deal with Boomplay earlier in 2019.