Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Hopster launched in Africa

The award-winning digital platform for early childhood education and entertainment Hopster has launched its services in Africa in partnership with Vodacom in South Africa and the Congolese telecommunications provider MTN. Hopster is working with the provider of mobile and web application platform Afrika Stream which will deliver its video content to the Congo with the [...]

StarzPlay teams up with podcast specialist Finyal Media

StarzPlay, the SVoD service, has partnered with Finyal Media, the Arab production company in MENA specializing in podcast creation, to produce a series of podcasts in Arabic. The announcement follows StarzPlay’s growing focus on producing Arabic content on multiple digital media, after also announcing its first series of original content earlier this month. StarzPlay will [...]

iflix sells off its African business to Econet

The OTT platform iflix, has abandoned its participation in the African market by selling its activity to Econet Global. iflix announced for the first time the launch of its service in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in June 2017 and the company claims to have experienced “eight months of rapid growth”. After which, he joined Econet Global, [...]

Eros signed new partnership with Ooredoo Qatar

This offer will see the Eros Now content library available to Ooredoo customers. In a statement, Eros said the deal was interesting because of the large population of non-resident South Asians in Qatar, with an unprecedented demand for Indian content content in the region. In total, Eros Now has 177.7 million registered users and 23.5 [...]

Netflix collaborates with with Egypt’s Abla Fahita

Netflix has announced a collaboration with the satirical puppet character Abla Fahita to produce its second original Egyptian series. Scheduled for release in 2020, Fahita’s debut on Netflix will be produced by OKWRD production in cooperation with ASAP Productions and EP Amin El Masri. The series will follow the adventures of Fahita after becoming one [...]

Nigerian TV series ‘Crazy, Lovely, Cool’ debuts on Netflix

The popular streaming platform, Netflix has acquired a Nigerian television drama series titled “Crazy, Lovely, Cool” (CLC), adding to its growing list of Nollywood content.The series is a joint production between The Nollywood Factory, owned by award-winning director Obi Emelonye and Trace TV. The film was shot in 2017 inside the picturesque campus of the [...]

StarzPlay associates for first Arabic series

StarzPlay, Lionsgate’s American cable streaming service, has teamed up with Academy Award-winning media company Image Nation Abu Dhabi to create its first original series for StarzPlay Arabia, titled Urban Legends. The six-part project will be a series of anthologies in the Arabic language based on regional Middle Eastern tales and fables, which will tell a [...]

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 [...]