Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Kwesé’ Iflix allies with 9Mobile to launch the premier digital entertainment platform in Nigeria

Kwesé iflix, the Joint Venture of Econet Media, Africas pan-regional media company and broadcast network has announced the launch of its premier digital entertainment platform in Nigeria with Telecom Company, 9mobile. Commenting on the launch of the service, Kwesé iflix CEO, Mayur Patel, declared, A marriage between Africas leading media providers, Kwesé and iflix, the [...]

News24 doccies to be relayed on Showmax

Two documentaries recorded by the News24 video team is now available on Showmax. According to Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath, head of video at 24.com, its incredibly rewarding to see these original documentaries available for viewing on the local video on demand (SVOD) service.  Commenting the development, Sukhdeo-Raath, declared, “They were created by a scrappy team of journalists who before this [...]

StarTimes launched its video streaming service in Nigeria

Africas digital TV operator StarTimes announced the launch of its App video streaming service in Nigeria. The first 40000 users will have the privilege to enjoy a very attractive pre-order offer for watching World Cup on StarTimes App to mark the launching of the new service. The OTT Operation Director of StarTimes, Tony Tuo commented [...]

Vuclip collaborates with Omantel to provide video services in Oman

Vuclip, a PCCW media company and the leading premium video-on-demand service provider for emerging markets, and Omantel, Omans first telecommunications company, have allied. Vuclip will provide Viu, its leading OTT video service, to Omantel mobile customers across the country. The collaboration comes as part of Vius expansion into the Middle East market. Through this partnership, Omantel will provide its mobile [...]

Intigral launched Jawwy TV app

Dubai-based Intigral announced the launch of Jawwy TV, its OTT streaming service last month. Intigral, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), designed a new box to be rolled out in July 2018. The new HomeBox, which has an integrated OTT element, will feature all of STCs premium content including the Saudi Football [...]

TelOne Zimbabwe obtains license to create VOD service

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) granted an operating license to TelOne, a telecommunications operator, to create a video-on-demand (VoD) service. The agreement was announced by the regulator on the 11th of May. With 105,000 Internet subscribers (in fiber and ADSL), TelOne hopes that its service will quickly adjust into the consumption habits of audiovisual [...]

Iflix secures a partnership with Vodafone Egypt

Video streaming iflix has struck up an alliance with Vodafone Egypt to offer subscribers the iflix library of TV shows, movies and new local and regional Ramadan series for EGP1 per day. Other than the deal, the video-on-demand provider (VOD) has already opened a new regional headquarter in Cairo. Iflix has stated that this move [...]

StarSat to enhance viewing experience in Africa

StarSat is bringing FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD to the South African pay TV market on StarSats DTH and OTT platforms. Ms. Wu, CEO of On Digital Media, license holder of StarSat said, StarSat has gone to great lengths to enhance the quality and depth of its Pay TV entertainment offer in South Africa [...]

StarzPlay leverages on collaboration with telcos to grow subscribers

Maaz Sheikh, CEO of StarzPlay agrees that some formats including news and sports will continue to be television attractions, and streaming will not be able to replace that. StarzPlay currently holds 26% of the OTT market share in the region compared to Netflixs 16% share. It is ahead in revenue as well, with a 28% [...]