Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Four South African comedians available on Netflix comedy special

Netflix is bringing together 47 comedians from 13 regions for a stand-up comedy event series that will premiere in 2019. Loyiso Gola, Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa will be representing the African continent.  According to a press release from the streaming company each comedian will perform a half-hour stand-up special, some of which [...]

MTN and StarTimes strike a deal to launch TV App in Uganda

MTN Uganda collaborates with StarTimes Uganda that will see the telecommunications giant offer special promotional MTN TV bundles for viewers to watch the latest StarTimes entertainment, sports and news for as low as 0.51 US dollars (for two hours) and 1.02 US dollars (for four hours) per day using the StarTimes app.  MTN Uganda Chief [...]

BeIN partners with Metrological for OTT and app experiences

BeIN, the Middle-East TV-operating and entertainment company, has chosen Metrological to provide its new integrated TV app experience.The App Store service will be available BeINs Hybrid Satellite and IP legacy and new OTT set-top boxes (STBs) for customers in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. The Executive Director of Commercial Affairs, BeIN Media Group, [...]

WhatsApp drama launched in South Africa

WhatsApp drama, Ukshona Kwelanga launched in South African first is available to smartphone users as from 5 June 2017. The story takes place entirely within WhatsApp subscribers can be a fly on the wall as a fictional familys funeral arrangements unfold via text, voice notes and video. The drama is written by veteran scriptwriter Bongi [...]

ICFLIX and Orange team up to bring digital entertainment in Egypt

  Orange customers in Egypt will now be served with hours of digital entertainment on their mobile phone following the latest partnership of the company with ICFLIX, which is the online streaming service provider in Middle East North Africa. Mobile users from the particular telecom operator will have access to a library of content from [...]

ArcadiaMobileTV launches new online platform  

  ArcadiaMobileTV, the mobile web TV for hosted videos, has launched its online platform for its more than 37 million users. Producing, distributing and transmitting developed content for the purpose of advertisement, entertainment, publicity and live event coverage, the platform will be creating and partnering with content creators like Music Labels, Independent film producers and [...]

DStv premieres series free for online viewing

DStv, the digital satellite TV service from MultiChoice is adding new episodes for two shows to its DStv website as from this month. The first episodes of Big Little Lies and Crashing will be accessible for free on the streaming website of DStv. Login and subscription will not be necessary for the viewing the episodes [...]

beIN launches new on-demand services and seven new channels  

  beIN customers will be thrilled with the new service offered by the global network broadcasting in the Middle East and North African countries. The entertainment portfolio of beIN has been expanded through the launch of multiple on-demand services and seven new entertainment channels. Boosting its entertainment channels, beIN introduces Fox Action Movies HD, Fox [...]

Ooredoo boosts its TV app

Ooredoo TV app store, owned by the telecommunications company Ooredoo TV, now has 30 applications. Offering a full entertainment service for Qatar with state of the art live TV and video on demand services, the top TV applications of Ooredoo consists of Quran Al Kareem, Tune In, Al Jazeera, XITE and YouTube, among others. The [...]