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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 [...]

Netflix announces new Arabic original in Middle East

DOLLAR, the latest Middle Eastern drama is set to join Netflix with a unique format of 15 episodes which aims to capture the attention of a newer and younger generation of audiences in the Middle East. DOLLAR will mark the return of the Oscar nominee Adel Karam to Netflix, as well as the brilliant and [...]

Telkom offers free Netflix for 3 months

Telkom has launched a new and free Netflix promotion, where qualifying new and existing customers can get a three-month Netflix subscription valued at R417 ($30). The usual Netflix plan for Telkom subscribers enable them to stream TV shows and movies on two devices simultaneously in high definition, all by accessing their 3-month voucher.  To qualify [...]

Netflix working on its second original African series

Netflix Africa has started the production for its second original African series, Blood & Water, a coming of age, mystery drama based in Cape Town. Award-winning director Nosipho Dumisa (Best Director, Fantasia International Film Festival) and produced by Gambit Films will be working on the new production. The new series will star a line-up of [...]

Netflix to offer 4 Arab productions during the Ramadan season

The online streaming company recently declared that four Ramadan productions with be available on its platform for the first time in its history. Episodes will be available on Netflix, in line with how regional television networks screen the shows. Netflix MENA’s official Twitter page officially shared the names of the Ramadan series that will be accessible [...]

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africas Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on animated action-comedy series Mama Ks Team 4. Set in Zambia and intended for children from six- to 11-year-olds, Mama Ks Team 4 supports the idea that anyone can be a superhero, with its story line centered on a group of teenage [...]

Netflix to produce new Arabic series ‘Al Rawabi School for Girls’

Netflixs latest original Arabic series, is a high school drama produced with a full female Arab cast and crew. Al Rawabi School for Girls is written and directed by Jordanian director Tima Shomali in partnership with writer Shirin Kamal. Al Rawabi School for Girls is the story of how a tormented girl gets revenge on her bullies, [...]

Netflix to roll out its first original Arab series ‘Jinn’

Netflix’s first-ever original Arab series Jinn will be available on its online streaming platform this summer. The six-episode series has been filmed in Jordan. Its the story of a group of teenagers whose “lives are disrupted when a Jinn in the form of a teenage boy appears to them in the ancient city of Petra.”  Jinn feature Middle Eastern talent [...]

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 [...]