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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 [...]

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 [...]