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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 [...]

No Netflix price increase for South Africa

Netflix price hikes in the US will not influence South African users. According to My Broadband, a Netflix spokesperson mentions the rates are specific to each country, and the US increase does not influence or indicate a price change in South Africa. The statement comes after Netflix raised its prices in the US this week, [...]

Kwesé to offer gadgets for Internet TV connection clients

Pay TV provider Kwese has delivered converter boxes that offer customers with traditional television sets to connect to the Internet. The devices will be connected to their televisions and Kwesé subscribers will be able to link to an Internet hub that allows them to stream videos and movies from platforms like Netflix, YouTube, TED, Redbull [...]

Netflix is extending its library of original African content

African subscribers of Netflix will soon be able to watch local shows. The global streaming giant has planned to add original series from Africa next year to its ever-growing roster. Recently, Erik Barmack, Netflixs vice president of international originals, declared, The company is in the process of looking at opportunities in Africa and will definitely commission series from [...]

Netflix rolls out new Ultra package in South Africa

Netflix South Africa is providing users a new Ultra package. The packages were Basic, Standard, Premium, and Ultra. Previously, only the first three packages were available in South Africa. The packages were priced as follows; basic package for 6.86 USD (R99) per month, standard package for 9.63 USD (R139) per month, premium package for 11.71 [...]

Telkom concluded a deal with Netflix in SA

Netflix has officially signed its first partnership with a South African telecommunications company. South African telecommunications company, Telkom has officially inked a deal with Netflix the internet entertainment service. Netflix services will include licensed and original television series, movies, stand-up comedies, documentaries and children’s programmes. The Content Executive of Telkom, Wanda Mkhize expressed they were [...]

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 [...]