Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Spotify rolls out premium promo package in South Africa

Spotify is offering a new premium subscription in South Africa. The new promo package is R5.99 ($0.42).  The pricing is available for three months, after which the subscription price will be R59.99, or $4.27 USD per month. Spotify also offers a free version, which includes ads, limited song skips, and no offline listening. The promo is only [...]

Lebanon VOD service Cinemoz rolls out ‘Moz Originals: The return of Arab imagination’

Cinemoz, Beirut based video on demand platform has rolled out Moz Originals: The return of Arab imagination, an original content channel exclusively to Arab genre and entertainment. The OTT start-up which introduced its free-to-view on-demand video service in 2011 will release an array of exclusive streaming content from November 30. The information was communicated on [...]

TelOne introduced DEOD Entertainment Service in Zimbabwe

State owned telecommunications company, TelOne, has inked a partnership with Discover Digital, to provide a streaming service called Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD).  The service has been launched on October 3. The service has been rolled out for public viewing in Borrowdale, Ster-Kinekor Movie House at Sam Levys Village. The DEOD service is offered with TelOne broadband [...]

Starz Play to offer the last season of Big Bang Theory in MENA

Starz Play, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform will offer an episode of the famous comedy each week. Furthermore, Starz Play will also provide subscribers a box set of the previous 11 seasons of the ten-times Emmy-award winning sitcom. Famous for flying the flag for geek culture, The Big Bang Theory shares the lives of Californian Institute [...]

Eutelsat launches Eutelsat CIRRUS for OTT delivery

Eutelsat Communications is launching Eutelsat CIRRUS, a hybrid satellite-OTT delivery solution, enabling broadcasters to offer a flexible, seamless content experience across multiple screens. Eutelsat CIRRUS will provide a turnkey content delivery solution via satellite and OTT to operators seeking to launch or upgrade their service, offering the benefits of rapidly deployed video services, low operational [...]

Pipul TV selects V-Nova Perseus Plus to provide +200 linear channels in Nigeria

V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions, has disclosed that Pipul TV, a next-generation Nigerian-based education and entertainment television and media communications network, has chosen V-Nova PERSEUS Plus to bolster the launch of the companys innovative service. V-Novas next-generation compression technology will allow the delivery of the highest quality content to all devices of subscribers [...]

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 [...]