Category Archives: OTT / VOD

DStv Now apps now accessible to more devices

MultiChoice has launched three new apps for its DStv Now streaming service, for Apple TV, media players running Android TV and Samsung smart TVs. The pay-television operator said on Wednesday that the new apps are designed for a lean-back experience. DStv Now was launched in 2014 and was originally designed as a mobile-first product, with apps [...]

Netflix announces broadcast of its documentary on the City of Joy in DRC

Netflix will broadcast on September 7 “City of Joy”, a documentary about a center eponymous welcoming women survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC. The information has just been provided by a press release from the American giant video-on-demand. The documentary is based on the improbable friendship that develops between the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege [...]

Naspers new video entertainment unit in SA

Naspers is bringing a video entertainment unit to run the Showmax and DStv Now services in South Africa. The video unit will also aid in developing new OTT services for the MultiChoice group. Niclas Ekdahl as CEO from 10 September 2018 will head this new unit. Niclas has over 19 years of executive leadership experience in [...]

Showmax brings Succession to SA

Streaming exclusively on Showmax, Succession will hit South Africa soon, a show that suggests just the opposite in its skewering of the Roy family, one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. “This is the thing about being rich: Its great,” says Matthew McFadyen, who stars in Succession. McFadyen, in a slimy, [...]

MUTV extends channel distribution to Amazon, Apple, Roku and Xbox in Africa

Premier League club Manchester United have extended TV channel distribution platforms to streaming services Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox. The club last season introduced MUTV on iOS, Android and on the web at MUTV.com.   The additional internet platforms mean that MUTV will be accessible to viewers without a cable or satellite [...]

Netflix drops new travel series for Africa

The latest travel documentary to roll out on Netflix explores dark tourism, which sees visitors flock to places traditionally associated with death, destruction and tragedy. Dark Tourist premiered on Friday 20 July on the streaming service worldwide and is introduced by New Zealand journalist David Farrier who previously made a name for himself with Tickled, a bizarre documentary about [...]

TV2U video content delivery platform to expand on the African continent

Internet TV company TV2U International is to expand its African commercial ambitions by signing a licensing agreement with Africa Enterprise Media Group (AEMG), to launch and market its video content delivery platform under the brand name TV2U Africa”. The internet TV company said it will also power the branded, fully managed content platform already offered to [...]

Tbo Touch to launch new VOD platform with local content in Africa

Entrepreneur Thabo Molefe also known as Tbo Touch will launch a video-on-demand streaming platform later this year called THD. The platform will showcase original African content as from October. Touch said THD will shake up the local television industry and will be priced more aggressively than rivals while at the same time showcasing compelling local stories. [...]

Boomplay Music app reaches new milestone in Africa

African music app Boomplay Music registered 29 million users and 10 million installations via Google Play in 1 week. Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria, Boomplay PR head Tosin Sorinola said the company would continue to enhance its user interface to increase music distribution. She also revealed that an iOS version would be made [...]

Netflix to broadcast South African ‘superheroes’

Streaming service Netflix has set out to find heroes in South Africa who solve societal issues and go out of their way to make their communities a little better. Inspired by Marvels Luke Cage, currently on the Netflix service, a love letter to heroes and black culture, the streaming service has sought out these heroes who [...]