Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Eros Now partners with Telecel to hit South Africa

Eros Now, which is Eros Internationals over the top (OTT) platform, hit the South African market through a strategic partnership with Telecel Global Pty, the leading telecommunications provider. Eros Now will be available to Telecel customers as a bundled service with their prepaid and postpaid data plans, IPTV and set-top box with multi-purpose quad service [...]

New OTT streaming video service launched by Envivo in Africa

Envivo Communications Limited (TV Connect MENA), announced that there are new plans to launch a new OTT streaming video service, nVIVO TV which is powered by the Cisco Indefinite Video Platform to provide its subscribers access to more Nollywood and international video content across Africa. Despite the popularity of Nollywood content, Africa continues to register [...]

BBC Worldwide and ShowMax Africa sealed content deal

BBC Worldwide announced that it has concluded a content sales agreement with African SVOD service ShowMax in Africa. BBC is to provide ShowMax with 150 hours worth of natural history, drama and factual entertainment programming which will be available to ShowMax Subscribers in 36 African countries.  Joel Churcher, vice president and general manager for Africa, [...]

BBC Worldwide and E-vision SVoD sealed content deal in MENA

BBC Worldwide and E-vision have come to an agreement over a content deal for its SVoD service. E-Vision which is a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat the middle Easts leading telecommunications operator. The agreement consists of providing a broad range of content to Etisalats SVoD subscribers with natural history series Wild Mexico, classic comedy [...]

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 [...]