Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Netflix to release South African-produced animated movie “Seal Team”

Netflix announced its lineup of movies for the month of December with the inclusion of the South African-produced animated movie Seal Team which will be arriving globally on December 31st, 2021. Other Netflix regions will also likely receive Seal Team although it will vary region-to-region. The animated movie which is directed by Greig Cameron and [...]

Molotov now available on Vestel smart TVs

Molotov, the French over-the-top TV, has signed a distribution agreement with Turkish electronics brand Vestel and is now available on all new model smart TVs in France as well as the products sold since 2018. This new partnership covers new models and all compatible TVs released by Vestel since 2018, with owners benefiting from remote [...]

Is the acceleration of SVOD undermining the pay TV market’s value in MENA?

In advanced TV markets, OTT developments have initially entailed revenue losses for operators who had been counting on high pay TV penetrations for years, often associated with a preponderance of expensive cable offers, as is the case in North America. In MENA, the TV market follows an opposite model, characterised by the predominance of free-to-air [...]

Is the acceleration of SVOD undermining the pay TV market’s value in MENA?

In advanced TV markets, OTT developments have initially entailed revenue losses for operators who had been counting on high pay TV penetrations for years, often associated with a preponderance of expensive cable offers, as is the case in North America. In MENA, the TV market follows an opposite model, characterised by the predominance of free-to-air [...]

Is the acceleration of SVOD undermining the pay TV market’s value in MENA?

In advanced TV markets, OTT developments have initially entailed revenue losses for operators who had been counting on high pay TV penetrations for years, often associated with a preponderance of expensive cable offers, as is the case in North America. In MENA, the TV market follows an opposite model, characterised by the predominance of free-to-air [...]

Is the acceleration of SVOD undermining the pay TV market’s value in MENA?

In advanced TV markets, OTT developments have initially entailed revenue losses for operators who had been counting on high pay TV penetrations for years, often associated with a preponderance of expensive cable offers, as is the case in North America. In MENA, the TV market follows an opposite model, characterised by the predominance of free-to-air [...]

Showmax’s Kenyan TV series Crime & Justice renewed for another season

Showmaxs Kenyan crime procedural and legal drama series Crime and Justice had officially began filming of its second season. Crime and Justice is Kenyas first Showmax Original and the first co-production with global broadcaster CANAL+ Group. The series follows detective duo Makena (Sarah Hassan, Famous, Just In Time) and Silas (Alfred Munyua, Nafsi, The First [...]

Jordan’s Progressive Generation Studios launched OTT service in MENA

Jordans Progressive Generation Studios, distributor of original content through linear broadcasters, has decided to gather all its original content in one place, by launching PG Kids, a new subscription-based streaming service for childrens content in the MENA region, through Red Bee Medias Managed OTT Services. PG Kids will be available on January 1, 2022, for [...]

Showmax revealed its first Kenyan Original film “Baba Twins”

Showmax, the Multichoice-owned local streaming service, has announced its first Kenyan Showmax Original film, Baba Twins, a coming-of-age comedy-drama that will be streamed on the platform in December 2021. The movie follows the story of Wamz, a young carefree airline hostess who is thrust into motherhood and has to raise multiples while navigating nanny drama [...]