Category Archives: OTT / VOD

STARZPLAY to air ‘Vikings’ season finale in MENA

Vikings fans who have been waiting for the season finale will be happy to know that the hit drama series is back for its sixth and final season with a highly awaited two-hour premiere airing on December 5, 2019. Fans across MENA can enjoy the show on the same day it airs in the US on STARZPLAY, the [...]

Showmax begins the production of second original comedy

After the success of Talis Wedding Diary and The Girl From St Agnes, Showmax has revealed its next original series Woke in Progress. Woke in Progress is a comedy series of two broke, tryna-be-woke twenty-somethings as they tackle life in Johannesburg. Showmax highlighted in a press release, Having just found out shes adopted, 22-year-old Martie has come to Joburg [...]

Arabsat to offer streaming service with Tooli

Tooli will offer Arabsats free-to-air channels and is in talks with pay-TV content owners and platforms to offer their content as well onto the platform with the objective of rolling out a paid service in the future. According to BroadcastPro ME, Arabsat has collaborated with Saudi Capabilities Company to use its platform Tooli to launch [...]

Ooredoo launches unlimited video streaming with ‘Stream On Home’

Ooredoo has introduced a new data add-on offer Stream On Home. This offer will allow subscribers unlimited access to stream high definition (HD) quality videos from their favorite content providers, such as YouTube and VIU. Stream On Home will be accessible until 31st December for 13 USD (5 OMR) per month. It is the newest in a range [...]

Starzplay introduces two Marvel brand-new series in MENA

The SVOD platform has become the favorite destination to watch the best content for over a million subscribers and has just added Marvels Cloak & Dagger and The Runaways, exclusively for subscribers in the MENA region. Marvels Cloak & Dagger, produced by Joe Pokaski, follows Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from very different [...]

Apple TV+ to launch in the UAE in November

The launch of Apple TV+ will be the latest streaming service to enter the market in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is expected on the 1st November. The service will cost Dhs 19.99 (US$4.55) per month to subscribe, but will be free of charge for a full year for new Apple products purchases.  A large [...]

VNova and Simplestream to offer African streaming service MVMO

VNova is collaborating with over-the-top (OTT) company Simplestream to roll out a new pan-African streaming service – Movies, Video, Music, Opportunity (MVMO) – later this year. The service is at the moment in trial in several locations, the platform has collaborated with major content providers including Times Multimedia TMM for news. MVMO will also offer [...]

Blueline to launch new OTT TV experience in Madagascar with MoTV

Blueline, innovative operator in telecom and Pay TV industry in Madagascar and, European service provider of complete ecosystem announced a partnership.  The partnership enables Blueline under their new app Izy.TV to launch new interactive services with live and on demand streaming on Android / iOS devices together with CatchUp, timeshift, nPVR, App store and [...]

iflix is now available in Ghana

iflix serves as a digital hosting and distribution platform for Western and Asian dramas obtained through partnerships with over 150 studios and content distributors globally, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount, NBC Universal, Fox, CBS, BBC, Sony Pictures and Discovery. We are proud to announce that iflix is live in Ghana to offer Ghanaians world [...]

Cell C suspends Black’s linear channels

Cell C has suspended the linear channels of its video streaming service Black, as it enters negotiations with content providers. Customers of Black will continue to have access to music, series, and movies even though linear channels have been temporarily suspended. Cell C has in recent months made some important business decisions to ensure [...]