Tag Archives: Netflix

Netflix & UNESCO launched short film competition across Sub-Saharan Africa

Netflix and UNESCO have partnered to launch short film competition African Folktales, Reimagined across Sub-Saharan Africa. Winners will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and given a $75 000 production budget to create short films that will premiere on the streaming service in Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African folktales”. The competition [...]

Netflix to introduce 32 new Palestinian films

Netflix will launch a collection of 32 films either helmed by Palestinian filmmakers or about Palestinian stories, under the category Palestinian Stories on October 14. The collection is a tribute to the creativity and passion of the Arab film industry as Netflix continues to invest in stories from the Arab world. Basil Khalils 2015 Oscar-nominated [...]

Analyzing Netflix’s attempts to tap the African market

According to Dataxis latest research, Showmax and Netflix are the dominant players in the SVOD market with a market share of 31.6% and 29.7% of subscribers respectively. The recent launch of a free offer in Kenya illustrates the change in Netflixs strategy to address the African markets peculiarities. On the other hand, Apple TV and [...]

Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s feature film ‘Scales’ available on Netflix

Netflix released Image Nation Abu Dhabis critically acclaimed feature film Scales (Sayidat al Bahar) throughout the middle east region, following an award-winning festival season and cinema releases in Saudi Arabia and the USA. The UAE feature film explores the changing role of women in society through the allegorical, magical-realist tale of Hayat, a young girl [...]

Netflix’s South African series ‘Blood and Water’ returns for a new season

Netflix released the trailer for the second season of the original South African series, Blood and Water. The mystery-drama series is making a comeback for a new season with new additions that come with secrets of their own. The long-awaited series will return on September 26, 2021. The teen drama will continue from where it [...]

EbonyLife’s ‘Castle & Castle’ returns for a new season on Netflix

EbonyLife Studios Castle & Castle will be returning for a second season on September 15, 2021. This new season will have a focus on what makes lawyers lie awake at night, while they fight for justice by day.  Mo Abudu, Founder of EbonyLife, commented on the return of Castle & Castle on Netflix: We are [...]

Nigerian series ‘King of Boys: The Return of the King’ to debut on Netflix

King of Boys: The Return of the King is Nigerias first original Netflix series. This Nigerian series will debut on August 27 and it joins the list of Netflix original series in Africa, led by Queen Sono, a South African spy drama which premiered in February 2020. King of Boys was a hugely successful 2018 [...]