Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Riaad Moosa show premieres on Vodacom Video Play

Riaad Moosas comedy special, Life Begins, will be the first local title to be available on Vodacoms video-on-demand service, Video Play. As an award-winning comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Riaad Moosa is one of South Africas most famous funny men. His one-man show is accessible for download on the platform. Vodacom stated its affordable video-on-demand service, Video Play, has [...]

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africas Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on animated action-comedy series Mama Ks Team 4. Set in Zambia and intended for children from six- to 11-year-olds, Mama Ks Team 4 supports the idea that anyone can be a superhero, with its story line centered on a group of teenage [...]

Netflix to produce new Arabic series ‘Al Rawabi School for Girls’

Netflixs latest original Arabic series, is a high school drama produced with a full female Arab cast and crew. Al Rawabi School for Girls is written and directed by Jordanian director Tima Shomali in partnership with writer Shirin Kamal. Al Rawabi School for Girls is the story of how a tormented girl gets revenge on her bullies, [...]

Twitter increases its premium video content in MENA

Twitter has revealed over 16 premium video content across sports, entertainment and news. The platform will now provide advertisers with more opportunities with premium video on Twitter; to connect with the most valuable audiences. Across the world, we find that Twitters audience leans in to our partners premium real time video and our advertisers appreciate [...]

Netflix to roll out its first original Arab series ‘Jinn’

Netflix’s first-ever original Arab series Jinn will be available on its online streaming platform this summer. The six-episode series has been filmed in Jordan. Its the story of a group of teenagers whose “lives are disrupted when a Jinn in the form of a teenage boy appears to them in the ancient city of Petra.”  Jinn feature Middle Eastern talent [...]

Starz Play Video on Demand available in Lebanon

Starz Play the video streaming service was introduced yesterday in Lebanon. The service is accessible at a price of $5.99/month and offers access to the services 10,000 hours of premium content with the ability to stream from several devices such as mobile, tablet, Smart TVs, PlayStation, Android TV, Apple TV and many other devices. The [...]

The NBA partners with YouTube to offer its first African channel

The National Basketball Association has inked a deal with YouTube for an African channel to increase its visibility on the continent. The NBA is collaborating with Googles video-sharing unit to offer original content and bring NBA games live to African fans. The NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall said, The games will [...]

Amazon Prime to offer African content “Housewives and Girlfriends” to international audiences

Long ago, having access to African content was difficult for international audiences. With the rebirth of African cinema and the new emergence of producers and directors, more of African contents keep on rising. With Netflix listing African content like Chief Daddy, Lionheart, Wedding Party and more, Amazon Prime is now offering Africa to its listings. [...]

Showmax to offer two-month free trial for DStv Compact subscribers

Showmax, a video-on-demand (VoD) service, declared recently that DStv Compact and Compact Plus will have a free two-month trial. The VoD service stated from 7 February until 7 April, DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers who add Showmax to their DStv bill will have a two-month-long no-cost test-drive of the streaming service. Showmax subscription is 6.86 USD [...]