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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 [...]

Idris Elba to star in Netflix series portraying his own struggles

Netflix revealed that Idris Elba, the actor will be starring in a new series labelled, Turn Up Charlie. The show will have eight episodes. Elba is due to play a struggling DJ and dedicated bachelor who accepts a position as a manny a male nanny. As a manny, he will be responsible for caring [...]

Netflix doubles original productions from Europe, Middle East and Africa

From a supernatural drama set in Jordan to a Turkish series called The Protector, Netflix is nearly doubling its film production in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with over 100 projects originating in the region in 2018. The US-headquartered company said regional film production now spans 16 countries including Lebanon, Turkey and [...]

Jinn, first Middle Eastern Original Series to debut on Netflix in 2019

Netflix has ordered its first Arabic original series, a young adult fantasy drama Jinn from the VFX team behind Scandal as well as the creatives responsible for Oscar-nominated drama Theeb and Very Big Shot. The SVOD service is partnering on the six-part drama from exec producers Elan and Rajeev Dassani, who are the VFX specialists behind a raft of hit U.S [...]

Netflix to launch first Arabic original in MENA

The first Middle East production from US streaming giant Netflix, comedy special Adel Karam: Live from Beirut, is set to launch worldwide on 1 March 2018. The Creative Arab Talent-produced stand-up special sees Lebanese comedian Karam return to his hometown to appear at Beirut’s Casino du Liban for the first time. The comedian “will tackle [...]

Netflix and OSN partner up for distribution in MENA

Netflix the SVOD giant partnered with Dubai-based pay-TV OSN in Middle East and North Africa. This unusual deal marks the U.S. streaming giants first partnership in the MENA region. The agreement between the two companies will see OSN subscribers accessing Netflix content across the Middle East and North Africa. A new OSN set-top-box service will be launched before the third quarter through [...]