Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Kwesé launches VoD product in Kenya

Kwesé has changed its strategy and launched a video streaming product Kwesé Play that will allow users to access VoD platforms from their homes. Kwesé attributed its new strategy to business models that were geared towards premium content rights and content consumption on digital media platforms. In February this year, Kwesé bought a controlling stake [...]

Kwesé to offer gadgets for Internet TV connection clients

Pay TV provider Kwese has delivered converter boxes that offer customers with traditional television sets to connect to the Internet. The devices will be connected to their televisions and Kwesé subscribers will be able to link to an Internet hub that allows them to stream videos and movies from platforms like Netflix, YouTube, TED, Redbull [...]

Showmax adding two South African movies to its library

The local streaming service, Showmax has declared that it will be adding two acclaimed South African films to its content offering. This years Oscar-shortlisted drama Inxeba (The Wound) and the African Movie Academy Awards Best Film of 2018, Five Fingers for Marseilles will soon be available to movie fans on Showmax. Inxeba, produced by John Trengove, discloses the story of Xolani. [...]

Kwesé iflix to offer epic movies and drama series for the festive season

Kwesé iflix, Africas live streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) service has launched an array of entertainment TV shows and movie series for this festive season. Viewers who wish to stream unlimited entertainment at their own convenience will have a great line-up of entertainment on Kwesé iflix. During the festive season, Kwesé iflix will offer the following [...]

StarTimes ON app now accessible in Kenya

StarTimes has officially launched its on demand mobile video streaming service in Kenya. The service, StarTimes ON, allows you to watch an array of content for free, but you need a subscription to view sporting content and as well as some premium content. The subscriptions start from 0.29 USD (Ksh 30), 1.17 USD (Ksh 120) [...]

Snapchat inks deal with 20 local media brands in MENA

Social media company Snapchat has inked new deals with 20 local media brands to publish its daily stories and shows in content channel known as Discover. The platform is boosting its presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region after opening an office earlier this year. The new collaborators include 7awi, Abu Dhabi [...]

The 5th season of Vikings available on Starz Play in MENA

TV series Vikings comes back to MENA-based SVOD platform Starz Play. The latest season of Vikings will be offered exclusively across the MENA region on Starz Play, with new episodes available on the platform at the same time and day as they air in the US. The latest season allows viewers the opportunity to catch up with the trials and [...]

Kwesé TV goes above and beyond with New Digital focus

Kwesé has taken a bold approach to go beyond TV and focus its business towards a digital future. The broadcaster is adopting a multi-platform approach by enabling a huge approach to broadcasting via its mobile platforms. Moving forward, Kwesé will now strengthen its VOD and OTT services via Kwesé iflix and Kwesé Play product offering. [...]

StarTimes begins online video streaming service

StarTimes, has launched online video streaming service called StarTimes ON for its OTT business. According to a statement announcing the new service on Monday, they provide ultimate entertainment and enriched experience. The original StarTimes App had been upgraded to StarTimes ON, the brand will provide Live TV, Video On Demand and short videos that covered [...]

Deezer to focus on Arabic content in MENA

The French streaming firm Deezer partnered with the Arab world’s largest record label Rotana in August to offer users a wide selection of Arabic hits. Deezer will focus on local Arabic content in the MENA region to compete from other music rivals according to CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht. Deezer and Spotifys MENA launches took place just [...]