Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Showmax adds live news on its platform

DStv Now announced that 24-hour news channels will be available on its platform to everyone amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic. Showmax confirmed in a statement that BBC World News, CNN, Sky News, SABC News, Newzroom Afrika, Al Jazeera, and Euronews would now also be available to stream live on its platform. Both subscribers and non-subscribers [...]

Agora Services and Côte Ouest Audiovisuel to collaborate with telecom operators to offer VoD services

Côte Ouest Audiovisuel and Agora Services Group will together develop a video on demand (VoD) platform called Butterfly. According to a press release, Agora Services Group and Côte Ouest understood together that the content without the tool was no more useful than the tool without the content. This is why these two experts have concluded [...]

Saudi animation film ‘Masameer the Movie’ now available on Netflix

Following the success of Masameer the Movie in theatres, Netflix is streaming the movie with subtitles in over 30 languages. Netflix has acquired Masameer the Movie, the first Saudi animation movie based on the popular YouTube series that captured the imagination of the audience for years, produced by Myrkott. Myrkott is a Saudi animation studio based [...]

Shahid.net to provide free VIP subscriptions

MBC is offering free VIP subscription for video-on-demand (VOD) platform Shahid starting March 20. To benefit from this exceptional offer, VIP users must sign up between now until April 5th in the Middle East region.  Subscriber will have access to Shahids premium library which includes Shahid Premieres, Shahid Originals, latest Arabic films, live TV channels [...]

YouTube launches online music streaming in Nigeria

YouTube has rolled out the activities of its music streaming service YouTube Music in Nigeria. After South Africa, Nigeria is the second African country where it is possible to access the service. The service will be accessible for free in its standard version, and for the premium offer between 2.44 USD and 4.80 USD. The [...]

Netflix and John Boyega are partnering to bring new African content

John Boyega is partnering with Netflix through his UpperRoom Productions to bring non-English language films to both West and East Africa. The announcement was made on Tuesday mentioning the following, will develop film projects based on stories, cast, characters, crew, literary properties, mythology, screenplays and/or other elements in or around African countries. Two other African [...]

Shahid collaborates with Spotify for exclusive TV and music package in MENA

After rolling out a new version of its OTT platform Shahid in January, MBC Group has collaborated with Spotify to offer Shahid VIP subscribers with six months of Spotify Premium for free (subject to Spotifys eligibility criteria). The offer is available across all markets in MENA where Spotify is accessible. The new version of Shahid [...]

Netflix announces first Nigerian original series

Netflix is stepping up its game in Nigeria with the arrival of new Twitter account Netflix Naija. “N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood, read the account’s announcement tweet. “N is the 14th alphabet. 14 is also how many great talents you’re looking at. N is for Netflix. But most importantly…hello, Nigeria!” The tweet [...]