Category Archives: OTT / VOD

New Dynasty drama series coming to Netflix South Africa

On Thursday, Netflix South Africa viewers will be able to watch the first episode of the new and reimagined Dynasty drama series. As Fallon said in the opening voice-over, we live in an age of dynasties. Netflix subscribers in Africa and particularly, South Africa, will be able to watch Dynasty reboot series from Thursday 12 [...]

Government in South Africa to reveal new regulation for YouTube and Netflix

South Africas communications minister, Ayanda Dlodlo has confirmed that the government is set to reveal new regulations for Netflix, YouTube and other streaming services. Dlodlo said during a briefing that she is planning to present a draft white paper on Digital Content and Audio-Visual Policy for South Africa to cabinet for approval before publishing it [...]

AEMG granted Quiptel licence for OTT launch in Africa

Falcon Media House, a digital media group, has licensed its software technology and brand assets to Africa Enterprise Media Group (AEMG) to launch TeeVee. Based in South Africa and delivered direct-to-consumer, TeeVee, an over-the-top (OTT) service, is scheduled for launch in Africa in the fourth quarter of 2017. The commercial licensing agreement will get AEMG [...]

Starz Play offered to Orange Egypt customers

Starz Play Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) has agreed a partnership deal with telco Orange Egypt to offer its customers unlimited access to Starz Plays online video catalogue comprising around 6,500 hours of Hollywood movies, documentaries, childrens TV shows and US series. Maaz Sheikh, CEO of Starz Play, said The strategic partnership will offer Orange customers a [...]

PrideTV launches second tier of the Freemium service

Africa’s LGBTQ video on demand (VOD) channel, PrideTV, has launched a second tier of streaming video content for its audience. Known as ‘Freemium’, the new viewing option aims to coincide with the channels one-year anniversary.  Joanne Raphael Katz, PrideTVs spokesperson said, “Our Freemium portal offers a no subscription, no commitment promise that simultaneously delivers a [...]

Afrostream puts an end to its activities

Afrostream, the video-on-demand service offering exclusively African films and series, announced, on September 13, the shutdown of its services. The company specializing in VOD, long cited as an example for startuppers, makes its sign song after a start in a tornado. Created in 2015 by the Franco-Cameroonian Tonjé Bakang, Afrostream dreamed not only of African [...]

Yes and Viaccess-Orca partner up for SVOD offers in Israel

Viaccess-Orca, the leading global OTT and TV platform provider, content protection and advanced data solutions company announced a partnership with Yes, Israels leading pay TV provider. Yes chose Viaccess-Orca COMPASS content discovery platform to build new personalisation services of its SVOD and Transactional VOD services in order to deliver tailored content recommendations to subscribers. Viacess-Orcas [...]

Econet Media partners with Netflix and Roku

Econet Medias Kwese TV announced the launch of a long-term partnership with Netflix or the sub-Saharan Africa region. This move leverages Kweses pan-Africa reach to facilitate consumers to enjoy Netflix. Part of the partnership involves Kwese to partner with telecom operators across Sub-Sahran Africa to distribute Kwese TV and Netflix.  Netflix members in Africa will [...]

VOOV Live Streaming App now available in South Africa

The social live streaming app, VOOV, allows users to share unfiltered peeks into their daily lives. Users can discover, connect and engage with their favourite celebrities and friends.  VOOVers can also become the stars of their own live show. VOOVers can use the platform to entertain an audience and to discover all the perks VOOV [...]

iFlix appropriates local content in Africa

iFlix, a new entrant into the paid TV market, is an international brand with a local focus, and have stepped onto 23 territories within Africa. The company recently hit the Kenyan ground.  ‘We don’t see [Netflix] as competition at all,’ said the Kenya Country Manager of iFlix, Paul Coogan, at the launch last week. iFlix, [...]