Category Archives: OTT / VOD

ZEE5 offering news channels for free in Africa and MENA

ZEE5 Global is offering its top news channels available free for streaming in select countries in APAC, MENA and Africa. Subscribers in these countries will have access to 15 news channels and enjoy contents like world headlines and business, sport, entertainment, and other trending news free of charge in seven languages; Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Oriya, [...]

YouTube Music and Premium introduce new packages for students

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in South Africa has introduced new student plans — giving eligible university students discounted access to a world of music, original series and movies — all ad-free, and at a wallet-friendly price. Student plans are available to students at an accredited university for YouTube Music Premium at R29.99 and YouTube [...]

Kenya finalizing its plan to tax YouTube and Netflix

The ICT ministry is in the final stages of developing a framework that will be used to tax foreign online streaming media services such as YouTube and Netflix. Many countries especially developed ones have policies that guide these services, and that is where we are heading to as a country,” announced Mr Wangusi. “I believe [...]

Malcolm X to introduce his own YouTube TV channel in SA

The People’s Blesser, Malcolm X, is promoting his fight to support students, orphans and the less-fortunate to YouTube, with the introduction of his own channel. Malcolm X TV will be covering student life, tuition, accommodation, meals, books and allowance needs at public and private tertiary institutions across Mzansi which he has been doing on his Instagram [...]

ZimboTube video sharing website launched in Zimbabwe

Donald Chabata, known as Tyga Sparta, has developed a Zimbabwean video-sharing website titled ZimboTube. ZimboTube is just like Youtube and allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. Chabata said he realised the demand of YouTube by Zimbabwean people and thought of an idea [...]

Tbo Touch launches VOD offer THD24 in South Africa

Tbo Touch (real name Thabo Molefe) has launched a new video on demand offering, in South Africa. THD24 will focus mainly on South-African content and will create more job within the area. A lot of VODs in the country have international movies and series, but where is job creation in all of that? Were going [...]

Indian SVOD platform SonyLIV launched in Middle East

SonyLIV, the Indian subscription video-on-demand, is launching on the Middle East market, to target both the local audience and its South Asian diaspora. Catering to over 70 million users in South Asia, it will now offer close to 70 popular shows all from Sony Pictures Networks India in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia [...]

Showmax launched its service in Nigeria

Showmax has launched a new video on demand service in Nigeria. Priced at N2,900 per month, the video streaming service features a dedicated slate of Nigerian TV shows and movies, international hit series, Hollywood blockbusters, and a Big Brother Naija partnership with live streaming and exclusive new BBNaija shows. The launch brings two important firsts [...]

YouTube Music adds new features in South Africa

YouTube Music, latest updates for its Music Premium and Premium services, include new features that allows users to switch easily between a song and its music video for an uninterrupted experience. New updates also include Smart Downloads and new playlists for South Africa. Smart Downloads automatically download and store your favourite songs offline to save [...]