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NBA and Smart TV Platform VIDAA Announce Multiyear Partnership

VIDAA to Offer NBA League Pass on Hisense and Toshiba Smart TVs Beginning with 2020-21 NBA Season

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and VIDAA USA, Inc. today announced a multiyear partnership to make NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service, available for purchase on all Hisense and Toshiba TVs through the VIDAA smart TV platform.  Beginning with the 2020-21 NBA season, more than…

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PICHA Launches Visual Diversity Campaign to Change The Visual Depictions of Black People in Media

The VisualActivist.me is a visual petition open to all Individuals, influencers and businesses interested in the visual movement for inclusion, diversity and authentic representation of Africans

Modern marketing and advertising require modern representation. Stereotypes breed bias and simply stated – for black people and cultures – are not true. It’s time to tell real stories, celebrate real culture and breed inclusion. For centuries, visual representation and portrayals of black people and cultures have been one-dimensional, painfully limiting and…

Kaspersky
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Don’t push them: Unbidden push notifications plague is detected on 100,000 devices in a month in Africa

Egypt has become the most targeted country with 34,654 targeted users and 302,963 attacks

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za.) analysis of threats prevented in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Namibia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Egypt in May 2020 has demonstrated that in just a month 100,414 users in these countries were subjected to the unwanted push notification appearance. All in all, such notifications were prevented from appearing 727,162 times during…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon launches four new RF lenses – expanding the line-up’s capabilities to super-telephoto photography – plus two RF extenders

The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and macro photography creative possibilities for professionals and enthusiasts

Alongside today’s launch of EOS R5 and EOS R6 – two cameras reimaginging mirrorless joining Canon’s revolutionary EOS R System – Canon Europe (www.Canon-Europe.com) reveals four new RF lenses and two RF extenders. The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Communications Committee welcomes Presentation by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on its Adjusted Budget

National Treasury has appropriated to GCIS an additional R60 million to strengthen government communication and to raise awareness about Covid-19 pandemic

The Portfolio Committee on Communications has welcomed a presentation on the special adjustment budget for the 2020/21 financial year by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). The adjustment budget is presented in line with the 2020 Revised Fiscal Framework and the Adjustments Appropriation Bill, tabled by the Minister of…

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#ACACaresCovid19: Liquidity and the economics of advertising

12-part video interview series aimed at unpacking the economics and contribution of advertising to business in a post-Covid economy

Bizcommunity (www.Bizcommunity.com) and the ACA (Association for Communications and Advertising) have officially launched their 12-part video interview series aimed at unpacking the economics and contribution of advertising to business in a post-Covid economy. In the first episode, Rutendo Nyamuda hosted a conversation between industry leaders Thabang Skwambane, MD of FCB…

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#ACACaresCovid19: The economics of advertising - Association for Communications and Advertising (ACA) invests in futures

ACA is spearheading and making possible Bizcommunity’s weekly series, acknowledging South Africa’s creative marketing industry

Bizcommunity (https://www.Bizcommunity.com/), in collaboration with the ACA (Association for Communications and Advertising), announces an exciting new content collaboration aimed at unpacking the economics and contribution of advertising to business. As it has in just about every other area, the coronavirus is instigating opportunities for fast-tracked and often overdue change within the advertising,…

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MAGGI brings a fresh twist to popular African meals with a new website and dishes up more Yelo Pèppè drama

The brand’s latest launches are just a few of the innovative ways MAGGI is meeting its consumers’ digital and nutritional appetites

Nestlé (www.Nestle.com) brand MAGGI has launched a first-of-its-kind website in Central and West Africa, offering fresh new twists to well-known African dishes. It is also serving up a second season of Yelo Pèppè – its popular online nutrition education drama series –  on YouTube (https://bit.ly/3dGIGuN) from June 8, 2020. The…

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    • Valentine Ozigbo (left), the Chairman of Feet 'N' Tricks International presents Evelyn Okafor from Nigeria (2nd left), the first prize winner in the female category at the African Freestyle Football Championships held in Lagos, Nigeria in September 2019. Olisa Adibua, a veteran broadcaster and a Director of the sports promoter is on the far right. (Photo Credit: Ibrahim)
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Feet ‘N’ Tricks International, Africa’s Largest Promoter of Freestyle Football unveils Freestyle Africa Unlocked 2020 Championships

Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020 is the fourth installment of the annual football freestyle event

The largest promoter of Freestyle Football in Africa, Feet ‘N’ Tricks International (www.FeetAndTricks.com), has unveiled the maiden edition of the Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020 championship which is first of its kind on the continent. Valentine Ozigbo, the Chairman of Feet ‘N’ Tricks International, in the company’s first vitual press conference…

Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank Group and Google collaborating to deliver digital solutions tailored for Ecobank’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) customers

The aim is to assist African businesses remain relevant and fulfil their potential by embracing digital capabilities

Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), the pan-African Bank, in collaboration with Google is helping to equip African SMEs with the necessary digital skills to navigate the rapidly evolving business world. The aim is to assist African businesses remain relevant and fulfil their potential by embracing digital capabilities. Josephine Anan-Ankomah, Ecobank’s Group Executive…