Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Netflix seek business partners in South Africa

Netflix is looking for business partners to increase accessibility of streaming video platforms. The company said cannot disclose regional subscriber numbers, but it is happy with the general South Africas growth. Netflix said, Globally, we have over 109 million subscribers and this year, for the first time, our international subscribers surpassed our domestic member base. [...]

Pixagility acquires Webbe for VOD in Africa

Pixagility, the new global hub for French and African content, is offering an innovative video multiservice platform that supports its customers in the enhancement of their video content. Pixagility works with television channels, telecom operators and Internet players who want to implement innovative new video services. Faced with the growth of television on demand, Pixagility [...]

New deal for STARZ PLAY in MENA

STARZ PLAY’s new partnership will see its streaming application embedded directly onto LG Smart TVs. The fastest growing on-demand video streaming service in the MENA region, has announced its partnership with LG to embed its streaming application directly onto LG Smart TVs. Following the launch, the STARZ PLAY application has been mounted on selected LG [...]

iflix to bring Hollywood content to Africa

iflix, video-on-demand (VOD) platform, has sealed a deal with US studio NBCUniversal (NBCU) for a host of TV series and movies for subscribers in sub Saharan Africa. iflix NBCU Press Release Series including Mr Robot, Grimm and Suits, as well as films such as Gladiator, Bridesmaids and Psycho, form part of the licensing deal, which [...]

Showmax was announced for PS4

Showmax new app has been launched last month for the worlds best-selling gaming console, Sony PlayStation 4. The Homegrown video-on-demand service is now available to PS4 owners in South Africa. The addition, it means that PS4 and PS4 Pro owners can watch on-demand TV shows and movies with no need to buy new equipment. Showmax [...]

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 [...]