Category Archives: OTT / VOD

DEOD partners with US Entertainment Studios to bring content to South Africa

DEOD (Internet service Digital Entertainment on Demand) by Discover Digital, has made content agreement with Los Angeles-based Entertainment Studios in order to bring new programmes to South Africa. The Entertainment Studios programmes to be launched on DEOD include a mix of stand-up comedy, shorter form comedies, sitcoms, daytime and reality TV series and courtroom reality [...]

DEOD partners with US Entertainment Studios to bring content to South Africa

DEOD (Internet service Digital Entertainment on Demand) by Discover Digital, has made content agreement with Los Angeles-based Entertainment Studios in order to bring new programmes to South Africa. The Entertainment Studios programmes to be launched on DEOD include a mix of stand-up comedy, shorter form comedies, sitcoms, daytime and reality TV series and courtroom reality [...]

IROKOtv launched in Kenya

Often called the Netflix of Africa, IROKOtv had already started scrutinizing the Kenyan market back in October and now starts video streaming. The Nigerian video on demand service is aiming to target the popularity of Nollywood content locally and thus resulting as an expansion strategy into Africa. IROKOtv co-founder Jason Njoku, said in his blog, [...]

Amino Social App launched in Middle East

Amino app allows people to share their excitement, passion, hobbies and interests at their fingertips with a swipe of their thumb without the 140 characters limitation. Plus, with one login, you get three profiles from which to post. Amino, a platform to create and find communities for any interest in the world, is seeking to [...]

Fox to Launch National Geographic On-Demand Service in Africa

Fox Networks Group will launch a National Geographic on-demand service in Africa in the New Year. In his first major interview since taking the helm of Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa three -and-a-half years ago, Jan Koeppen told Variety about the new National Geographic+ non-linear service and his goal of bringing the box-set, binge-viewing [...]

Netflix Egypt bringing in new shows for binge-watching

The worlds leading internet entertainment service has grown popular within the past few years in the Middle East and has been in the Egyptian market for over two years, to expand its viewership among audiences it plans to tailor special shows for Egyptians in 2018. The Netflix team visited Egypt last week where they discussed [...]

Viu announced new Arabic Originals for Middle East

The VOD service provider for emerging markets, Vuclip, has announced that a new slate of Arabic Viu Originals will be aired starting in December 2017 and the roll out of ten Asian Viu Originals in the Middle East. Viu is an OTT video service with a reported 21 million downloads across 15 markets including Hong [...]

Discover Digital provides EPG solutions to broadcasters in South Africa

Discover Digital the South African-based digital technologies and Video-on-Demand (VoD) solutions provider, has developed a new digitally interactive electronic programme guide (EPG) system for broadcasters and digital TV streaming services. Stephen Watson, Managing Director of Discover Digital, says the EPG was developed internally for an advanced digitally interactive programme guide acting as a foundation for [...]