Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Netflix to launch its first original African series in February 2020

A few months ago, the production of the first original African series Queen Sono from Netflix was on track. The streaming giant recently announced that the spying-thriller series, with Pearl Thusi as lead actress, will be presented on February 28th next year in 190 countries around the world. Now that the Queen Sono premiere date [...]

ESPN acquired NHL rights for ESPN Player OTT product in Europe and Africa

ESPN acquired NHL rights for its OTT platform in Europe and Africa. The deal sees three live games per week during the regular season along with on-demand access. Every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the sports premiere tournament, will be available live and on demand. Coverage includes countries such as Belgium, Italy, Spain, South [...]

Plex launches free video streaming service in over 200 countries

Plex has launched a free streaming service for all its account holders. The company and Warner Bros. have announced a partnership in September to offer films and programs by the end of 2019. Viewers will now have access to thousands of movies, TV shows, extreme sports movies, musical documentaries and Bollywood musicals. Content available includes [...]

Nvivo TV launched in Nigeria

Entertainment and content distribution in Nigeria are expected to undergo a major transformation following the official launch of Nvivo TV as part of the activities of the last 9th International Film Festival of Africa, which was held at the Landmark Event Center in Lagos. This was an opportunity for stakeholders in the film and technology [...]

Cell C shutting down OTT service Black

In an SMS sent to Black users, the company stated that the service will close on 31 December 2019. This follows a review of our product portfolio, said Cell C. It also provided users with a voucher code which gives them 3 months of Showmax for free. One Black user stated that the move was [...]

OSN network to revamp its streaming platform WAVO in MENA

Streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu and home entertainment have been revamped. Viewers no longer follow a set schedule to watch their favourite TV shows. Streaming platforms have given viewers control of what to watch, where, when and how. The CEO of Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) said, The world of today is [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria launched 5 new packages

MultiChoice has unveiled five new packages for its DStv and GOtv platforms to provide more quality content at great value for customers this holiday season and beyond. According to the company, as of December 1, DStv customers will have more entertainment options with the introduction of three new DStv packages: DStv Confam, DStv Yanga and [...]

Arewa24’s launched new streaming service in Nigeria

Arewa24, the northern Nigerian language channel, is launching Arewa24On Demand, a new global subscription video-on-demand and OTT streaming service. According to All Africa, the idea of launching a VoD and OTT streaming service has long been part of Arewa’s strategic roadmap24 our goal was to bring Hausa speakers together on a television platform in the [...]

Showmax launched new products for Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Showmax is about to change the game with the launch of a new product specifically designed for Africa, with African content, live sport, TV series, movies and children’s shows. The new package is specifically for consumers who only use smartphones and tablets to watch video content. Video resolution reaches its maximum in standard definition to [...]

DStv Now planned standalone OTT services for 2020

The on-demand platform is currently available only as part of a DStv subscription, which requires a connected decoder and satellite dish. According to My Broadband Niclas Ekdahl, CEO of MultiChoice Connected Video, about the company’s plans to launch a standalone DStv Now offer at the company’s Sandton demo. He said that although the company has [...]