Category Archives: OTT / VOD

DStv Kenya removes two news channels from Compact bouquet

DStv Kenya removed two popular news channels from its Compact package as part of a reorganization of the channel. Bloomberg and CNBC Africa will now only be available on the Compact Plus and Premium plans, the satellite TV provider restructuring its products.  As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our customers television viewing experience [...]

Playfre enlarges music streaming platform to 13 African countries

Playfre, launched on May 1, 2019, is expected to expand across Africa. The streaming music platform will now be accessible in the following 13 African countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Liberia, Mauritius, Malawi, Eswatini and Tunisia. We are gradually expanding to countries where there are demands for a service like [...]

UCC to amend regulation of OTT social media services in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is offering to amend the regulation of OTT services such as Facebook and Twitter to boost investment in the sector. During an international preparatory meeting, the issues related to OTT was raised by the UCC since Africa is a net user of OTT services and the regulators are facing hard [...]

One Africa TV inked a live streaming and VOD deal with TV2Africa.com

One Africa TV (OATV) has inked a live streaming and video-on-demand agreement with TV2Africa.com to offer its content further beyond the boundaries of traditional media. The CEO of OATV Stefan Hugo declared that viewers can now also enjoy OATV content on TV2Africa. This is an OTT (an opportunity to stream over the internet in higher [...]

Box office hit ‘Die storie van Ellen Pakkies’ is now available on Showmax

Die Storie van Ellen Pakkies is now streaming on Showmax, the tragic story of a Cape Flats mothers real-life torment. Ellen Pakkies story stunned South Africa in 2007 as we discover more about the woman who was ultimately driven to take her own sons life. The movie tells Ellen Pakkies story which is a traumatic [...]

South African series Yizo Yizo now accessible on Viu SA

Viu, an entertainment streaming service, has introduced popular series Yizo Yizo on South African screens. As part of its license deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Viu has obtained exclusive digital rights to a collection of South Africas favorite shows from the public broadcasters catalogue, including the highly popular Yizo Yizo, and other series like: The [...]

Forbes, AW3 Media and Busy Internet roll out Forbes8 to drive entrepreneurship in Ghana

Forbes8 Network, a digital channel and app-based service that will inspire entrepreneurs and those with great ideas to promote new businesses and improve life, has been introduced by Forbes and AW3 Media with Busy Internet as their Ghanaian partner.  The platform enables users to log-in to watch/listen to seminars, interact with business leaders, and [...]

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 [...]