Tag Archives: Video on demand

iROKOtv join hands with Vodafone Ghana

Nigerian video-on-demand (VoD) company, iROKOtv has signed a content deal with Vodafone Ghana to provide its content to the operators subscribers for GHS 20 (USD 6) per month. iROKOtv has also partnered Tigo Rwanda to provide free video entertainment to the operators 4G/LTE subscribers. iROKOtv, which started three years ago as a Nollywood content aggregator [...]

MTN plans VoD launch in November

African telecommunications company, MTN, announced its partnership with South African digital media group, Discover Digital, to launch its new video-on-demand (VOD) service in November this year. MTN has piloted the service offline. The new service would be subscription based and would provide customers with access to good content, said Larry Annetts, chief marketing officer (CMO) [...]

New South African VOD service plans Feb 2015 launch

A satellite-based video on-demand (VOD) service, TV4U, has announced its launch in South Africa on February 1, 2015. Like DStv BoxOffice and newly launched Altech Node, TV4U will be a push VOD service that runs through Intelsats IS-20 satellite. TV4U has assembled an international arsenal of aggregators, content providers, and billing management partners in Los [...]

New mobile streaming service launches in Africa

Mobile video streaming app, Aflix, has launched its services in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. The video-on-demand service provides a large library of Hollywood content via Android powered mobile devices. “We are bringing the luxury of theatre going into African homes, at a price point that is affordable. Aflix customers will be able to watch Hollywood titles, [...]

iROKOtv expands to East Africa

African Video-on-Demand (VOD) platform, iROKOtv, will include content from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda by next week. The move comes as part of the companys transition to focus more on the local African audiences. There is a massive market potential in East Africa. Payment isnt an issue in East Africa. Data is significantly cheaper. For [...]

MBC plans video streaming service for Arab world

Arab-based satellite broadcaster, Middle East Broadcasting Co. (MBC) plans to launch a subscription-based premium video-on-demand (VoD) service with Arabic and Western movies and series. The broadcaster already offers a free VoD service with Arabic content, Shahid.net. MBCs new VoD service will enter the market as direct competition to OSNs newly launched online streaming service, Go, [...]

Africa Magic launches VOD service for Africans in the US

Africa Magic, an African film and television content channel owned by MultiChoices subsidiary, M-Net, has launched a video on demand (VOD) portal, Africa Magic Go (AMGO), for African audiences in the US. AMGO, a commercial-free 24 hour service, is available via PC and can be subscribed for USD 8 per month. The service offers hundreds [...]

OSN to launch VoD service in Middle East

Dubai-based pay-TV platform, OSN, will launch a video-on-demand service, Go by OSN, next week to offer thousands of hours of movies and shows. The service will be available on smartphones, tablets and PCs and offer Arabic and English-language content.Go by OSN is a  standalone service which can be availed for USD 10 a month.  The broadcaster, which [...]

Telkom to issue revised VOD tender

South African telco, Telkom, will soon issue a new tender for the proposal to provide video-on-demand (VOD) services to its fixed-line customers. The new tender will be based on a business model that is more closely aligned to its revised business strategy. The move comes after the operator had issued its original tender on February [...]

Discover Digital plans VOD debut in SA

South African video-on-demand player, Discover Digital, plans to launch both subscription-based and transactional VOD services along with content kiosks in the country later this year. The company has already completed designing and building a set-top box and is now developing applications for smartphones. The middleware for the STB will include an integrated DVB-T2 tuner that [...]