Small Business SA

Interview With AFRICA XP – CEO (Craig Kelly)
TMTv-SA was front and center in Johannesburg, South Africa, mingling, making connections and striking deals at Discop, the largest film and television expo that takes place twice a year on the continent. While there, Daphne Fitzgerald took the opportunity to zero in on the business aspect of film and television. She wanted to talk to key industry players to find out more about their contribution to this high-energy industry.
First up is Craig Kelly, CEO of Africa XP, one of the companies that stand right in the middle of the explosion of African content production and distribution


Africa Fashion Week London 2018


Africa Fashion Week London is back for season 8!  Since debuting in 2011, AFWL has gone from strength to strength; championing established and emerging designers who are inspired by the rich culture of Africa and incorporate this heritage into their contemporary design.  Over 900 designers have had their work seen at Africa Fashion Week London, with some travelling not only from Africa to take part, but from around the world. The aim of this fashion showcase is to take African design into the mainstream both on the high street and in the fashion houses.
AfricaXP is very pleased to be a media partner with African Fashion Week London, and will be creating lifestyle content on the event for distribution on AXP channels around Africa – watch this space!


VivaBox Partners with AfricaXP

VivaBox partners with AfricaXP to provide premium content for MTNTV Ghana

1 June 2018


Johannesburg, May 30, 2018 – AfricaXP(AXP), Africa’s leading provider of premium themed content announced today that VivaBox DMS, a leading turn-key Mobile IPTV/OTT provider for Telco’s has signed a multi-year contract to provide premium content for MTN-TV (Ghana).

Under this agreement, 10 premium AXP channels will be provided to VivaBox for the MTNTV platform. MTN Ghana’s 14 million subscribers will have access these channels specially themed to meet the needs of the African market.

AfricaXP, Head of Channels, Francois Schreuder said: “our channels are themed with the audience in mind. The bouquet brings a balance of African, kids content, sports, telenovelas, lifestyle, factual and International movies to the audience. We are delighted to partner with Vivabox”

Executive Director at VivaBox Ghana, H.E Princess A. Ocansey, noted: “The Premium-one blends AXP content and top local channels into an affordable, yet appealing bouquet to the Ghanaian viewer”.

AfricaXP maintained it’s commitment to support innovation on the continent according to CEO, Craig Kelly, who noted “we are passionate about supporting new and innovative offerings on the continent, and our channels will be a compelling addition to the VivaBox powered MTN-TV platform. The subscriber base, technology and content make a win win scenario for all and we look forward to a fruitful relationship in the coming years”.

VivaBox CEO, Julius Nyingmeh, said: “AfricaXP is a valued partner. This deal further strengthens our pan-African expansion strategy to provide turn-key solutions to telco’s. It’s about combining exciting African content with carrier grade technology, partnering with MTN Ghana to make this affordable to the end-user without compromising the viewer experience.

AXP channels will be offered in the MTNTV Premium-one bouquet from July 2018, alongside International news and local Ghanaian channels. MTN subscribers with access to a smart device will be able to access the MTN-TV app on Android, IOS and Web while the Viva 4G and Viva-Connect Tv Boxes will be available for homes and MTN Fiber to the home subscribers.