Tag Archives: YouTube

YouTube channel memberships available in South Africa

Google has introduced its channel memberships for YouTube in South Africa, offering users the opportunity to support creators by signing up to donate 2.85 USD (R39.99) per month to their favorite channels. Channel memberships was launched last year for $4.99 per month after being tested on YouTubes Gaming platform. The Chief Product Officer of YouTube stated, [...]

Safaricom users to access YouTube for free

Safaricom has recently introduced free YouTube on its lower cost all-in-one bundle packages. The telco giant offers 5GB worth of free YouTube as well as free WhatsApp, all for US $10 and US $20 packages. The companys mobile data revenue has increased to 6.4% in March.  Kenya Charles Murito, Google Country Manager said the firm [...]

YouTube offers Ramadan program “Fiqh Al Almandhomah” in MENA

As Muslims around the world have started to fast for the Ramadan, Dr. Abdullatif bin Mohammed Al Afaliq rolled out his introductory program titled Fiqh Al Almandhomah on YouTube to cover the MENA region. The program was intended to be available on one of the Arab satellite channels; however, discussions to air the program in [...]

Discover Dataxis’ latest TV and Telco insights at Nextv CEO Africa from 14th to 16th May

 According to Dataxis latest research, 102 million households in the sub-Saharan region have access to television among the 225 million households constituting the region for the year 2018. Even though, the penetration is progressing, reaching 42% in 2018 compared to 40% in 2017, television has not yet fully penetrated into sub-Saharan African homes. Households receiving [...]

The NBA partners with YouTube to offer its first African channel

The National Basketball Association has inked a deal with YouTube for an African channel to increase its visibility on the continent. The NBA is collaborating with Googles video-sharing unit to offer original content and bring NBA games live to African fans. The NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall said, The games will [...]

YouTube Music is now launched in South Africa

YouTube has launched its new music streaming service, YouTube Music in South Africa. Based on a statement, the new service will offer music videos, official albums, singles, live performances, remixes, covers and hard-to-find music. The ad-supported version of YouTube Music is free of charge, but the Premium service is based on a paid membership at [...]

YouTube to broadcast La Liga matches in Africa

YouTube channel will provide live English commentary from this season´s LaLiga1|2|3 matches in over 155 countries.  The regions covered in the deal include major markets in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, with all content provided via geolocation. The broadcasts, which are due to begin from today, will provide a significant increase in coverage of [...]

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 [...]

Government in South Africa to reveal new regulation for YouTube and Netflix

South Africas communications minister, Ayanda Dlodlo has confirmed that the government is set to reveal new regulations for Netflix, YouTube and other streaming services. Dlodlo said during a briefing that she is planning to present a draft white paper on Digital Content and Audio-Visual Policy for South Africa to cabinet for approval before publishing it [...]

Youtube to review the 10000 views rule for Africa

Youtube the Google owned video broadcast platform is currently reviewing the famous 10000 views rule. The regulation is stating that YouTubers can apply for a partnership in order to monetize their creation when their channel has gathered more than 10000 views. The problem with this rule is in rural environment as well as emerging countries [...]