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Netflix partners with du and Virgin Mobile to extend its reach in UAE

Netflix will be available in UAE through mobile operators du and Virgin Mobile after an agreement has been settled. Netflixs subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) content will be available across the operators TV and mobile services in the beginning this month.  The chief digital lifestyle and innovation officer of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) the parent organisation [...]

Netflix secured Genevieve’s ‘Lion Heart’ in Nigeria

Netflix has recently secured Genevieve Nnaji’s yet-to-be released movie titled “Lion Heart”. Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights for the film on the eve of its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival. Netflix, Inc. is one of the major providers of streaming television and movie content on the web. It currently has over [...]

Netflix in UAE now pay subscriptions in local currency

Netflix made an announcement to make changes to its UAE pricing schedule, in accordance with its mission to deliver a more local experience. Payment will now be taken in UAE dirhams, rather than US dollars which has been the case since the streaming service was introduced in January 2016. Concerning the prices, subscribers will notice [...]

Netflix announces broadcast of its documentary on the City of Joy in DRC

Netflix will broadcast on September 7 “City of Joy”, a documentary about a center eponymous welcoming women survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC. The information has just been provided by a press release from the American giant video-on-demand. The documentary is based on the improbable friendship that develops between the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege [...]

Netflix drops new travel series for Africa

The latest travel documentary to roll out on Netflix explores dark tourism, which sees visitors flock to places traditionally associated with death, destruction and tragedy. Dark Tourist premiered on Friday 20 July on the streaming service worldwide and is introduced by New Zealand journalist David Farrier who previously made a name for himself with Tickled, a bizarre documentary about [...]

Four South African comedians available on Netflix comedy special

Netflix is bringing together 47 comedians from 13 regions for a stand-up comedy event series that will premiere in 2019. Loyiso Gola, Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa will be representing the African continent.  According to a press release from the streaming company each comedian will perform a half-hour stand-up special, some of which [...]

Netflix to broadcast South African ‘superheroes’

Streaming service Netflix has set out to find heroes in South Africa who solve societal issues and go out of their way to make their communities a little better. Inspired by Marvels Luke Cage, currently on the Netflix service, a love letter to heroes and black culture, the streaming service has sought out these heroes who [...]

Icasa plans to open up pay TV market

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is taking the lead with its plans to open up the pay-TV market amid objections by MultiChoice, the dominant pay-TV operator in the country. In May, the communications regulator held oral hearings in an inquiry about subscription television broadcasting services. In a bid to break the monopoly on [...]