Category Archives: OTT / VOD

SABC inks a licence agreement with Viu SA

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has inked a license contract with global over-the-top (OTT) video service Viu, operated by PCCW Media and Vuclip. By concluding this partnership, Viu obtains exclusive digital rights to exclusive SABC titles, as well as a ray of premium library content for a period of 24 months. This partnership will [...]

Starz Play to expand in South Africa

During his speech in the fiscal Q3 earnings call, the CEO of Lionsgate, Jon Feltheimer, declared Starz and Lionsgate could possibly plan international growth for the streaming platform. Furthermore, Feltheimer declared the combination would allow Starz to scale effectively across multiple territories with our existing partners with whom weve already launched and with new global [...]

Malawi true story, ‘The boy who harnessed the wind’ on Netflix

Netflix will release The boy who harnessed the wind which has been adapted by the best-selling book by William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer. Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is also an Oscar nominee, plays the role of the main characters father. He makes his directing debut with this beautiful, true story of William, the main character of [...]

Showmax to launch first travel-comedy show ‘Trippin’ With Skhumba’

South African streaming service Showmax has recently declared its Original show Trippin’ With Skhumba is underway and will soon be available. Trippin’ With Skhumba is Showmaxs third original show after Talis Wedding Diary and The Girl from St Agnes. In each 30-minute episode, Skhumba Hlophe and fellow South African comedians will take us in their [...]

Kwesé iflix launches Scoop Network on its platform

Kwesé iflix, Africas game-changing digital entertainment platform launches international channel Scoop Network on its wide-ranging content catalogue. Kwesé iflix users can now relish endless hours of showbiz from the trendy Scoop Network, comprising of a mix of light entertainment magazine shows with movie, music, fashion and celebrity news. Scoop Network, which is already accessible in [...]

YouTube to broadcast La Liga matches in Africa

YouTube channel will provide live English commentary from this season´s LaLiga1|2|3 matches in over 155 countries.  The regions covered in the deal include major markets in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, with all content provided via geolocation. The broadcasts, which are due to begin from today, will provide a significant increase in coverage of [...]

No Netflix price increase for South Africa

Netflix price hikes in the US will not influence South African users. According to My Broadband, a Netflix spokesperson mentions the rates are specific to each country, and the US increase does not influence or indicate a price change in South Africa. The statement comes after Netflix raised its prices in the US this week, [...]

Showmax to launch new original series ‘The Girl from St. Agnes’

Showmax has launched the first trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes and it looks like a creepy and fascinating adventure.  The series is the second original show from the South African streaming service which will be launched for subscribers from Thursday, 31 January 2019.  The eight-episode series was produced by Harriet Gavshon of Quizzical Pictures who [...]

iflix rolls out new free service for mobile in MENA

Streaming service iflix has introduced a new free service, iflix Mobile Web. The operator declared in a press statement that the new service will allow users to now play without downloading and signing up on the site. The iflix Mobile Web is said to stream faster and take up only 140kb of space to run [...]

Kwesé iflix promotes local content by partnering with BusTop TV

Kwese-iflix has collaborated with media company, BusTop TV to provide comedy series, Comic Tick, on the Kwesé iflix platform. However, Bustop TV has already beamed the first season with 10 episodes of the comedy series Comic Tick without Kwesé iflixs patronage. But now Kwesé iflix is funding the production of the second season.  The founder of [...]