Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Ooredoo subscribers to enjoy free trial of Starz Play

The popular Starz Play service will be available over the weekend to Ooredoo TV customers. The offer will be valid today, through to Sunday, and will be automatically available for the current Ooredoo TV customers even to those who are not subscribed to Starz Play. Existing Ooredoo TV customers can access the service by pressing [...]

Iflix launches services in Kenya

The Asian video-on-demand firm, Iflix, launched its services in Kenya as part of its move to further strengthen the country as an East African hotbed of SVoD services.  Subscribers in Kenya can now sign up for a free trial for a month to the service via Google Play of Apple App Store. The offer will [...]

FOX Africa boosting its local content and planning SVOD offer

In March, FOX Africa hosted a four-team regional club soccer tournament in Senegal, a trailer to the launch of the first 16 team West African football Cup of Nations in Ghana in September.  Gary Alfsonso, General Manager of FOX said, 20th Century Fox and Fox Networks Group (FNG) is one of the few media companies [...]

Iflix Africa purchased content from Viacom

The Malaysia based firm, Iflix, along with other SVoD services in Africa have acquired programmes from Viacom International Media Networks. Iflix will hold content from numerous Viacom Brands such as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, MTV Base and BET. The SVoD service provider will be offering shows like iCarly, Broad City, Pimp My Ride, Awkward [...]

Iflix joins Kwesé for SVOD launch in sub- Saharan Africa

Iflix Africa and Econet media team up to bring subscription video on demand (SVOD) services to sub-Saharan Africa. Iflix is the worlds leading Internet TV service for emerging markets and Econet Medias company Kwesé announced they have partnered to bring an unchallenged streaming entertainment service to sub-Saharan Africa. This partnership is seen to leverage off [...]

Quiptel joins LaserNet to enable OTT services in Africa

A new partnership was announced yesterday between Quiptel, global streaming technology leaders, and the LaserNet Group, experts in digital and broadcast technologies with headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. The partnership will enable the two businesses to deliver OTT services to millions of users across Africa. Overcoming the traditional network limitations, Quiptel Media Platform (QMP) [...]

Middle East VOD Starz Play raised $125m funding to boost content

Starz Play, the Middle East Video-on-demand service provider raised $125 million that will be used primarily to boost its content library. The two-year old company, which has attracted 700000 paying subscribers to date across Middle East North Africa. The funds raised from two new investors in the shape of the Boston-based State Street Global Advisors [...]

Vubiquity adds African content with Iroko tie-up

Premium content surveyor, Vubiquity, signed a two-year licensing deal with online content distributor IROKO across Africa. The deal covers over 1,000 movies titles spanning across a range of genres, including comedy, action, thriller, and drama which have been produced during the last three years. Customers of Vubiquity, across Africa, will have access to the movies [...]

3 Vision acquires channels for new OTT service DEOD

The UK content consultancy firm 3Vision recently acquired several channels for the new Discover Digital service recently launched in South Africa, DEOD. Discover Digital has launched the new streaming service, DEOD (Digital Entertainment On Demand) in South Africa, providing subscribers the ability to view over 10 international News and Sports OTT channels via standalone subscription [...]

SVOD platform IROKO + launched in Cameroon

IROKO + subsidiary of Canal+, partner with Orange to launch an internet package in Cameroon, for US$ 0.35 (200 FCFA) where customers gets a 24 hours long access to IROKO + catalogue as well as a 300Mo data plan. Customers will have access for 24h to more than 2500 hours of programmes  Cheikh Sarr, Marketing [...]