Tag Archives: VOD

AMH to roll out an online TV station in Zimbabwe

Alpha Media Holding (AMH) will soon launch an online radio and television station after having been awarded a licence by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). Alpha Media Holdings, the publisher of NewsDay, The Standard, and The Independent is 100 per cent owned by Trevor Ncube. Through its subsidiary, Heart & Soul Broadcasting Services, AMH [...]

Tigo launches VoD service in Rwanda

African telco, Tigo, has partnered VoD firm, Vonetize, to launch a new on-demand service, Aflix by SmartVOD, in Rwanda next month. Vonetize operates a paid-for mobile-focused streaming service in Africa under the Aflix brand and is currently available in 34 African countries and offers series and movies from distributors including several Hollywood studios. Rwanda has [...]

iROKOtv join hands with Vodafone Ghana

Nigerian video-on-demand (VoD) company, iROKOtv has signed a content deal with Vodafone Ghana to provide its content to the operators subscribers for GHS 20 (USD 6) per month. iROKOtv has also partnered Tigo Rwanda to provide free video entertainment to the operators 4G/LTE subscribers. iROKOtv, which started three years ago as a Nollywood content aggregator [...]

MTN inches closer to VOD launch

South African mobile operator, MTN, announced that its video-on-demand (VOD) service is weeks away from completion. The group, in October this year, had announced a partnership with South African digital media group, Discover Digital, to launch its VOD service. MTN is currently running tests on its systems and communications equipment, which will soon be followed [...]

Vodacom plans VOD launch in 2015

The African mobile communications company, Vodacom, announced its plans to launch a video-on-demand (VOD) service in South Africa in 2015, with its strategy closely aligned to its parent company, Vodafone. We get revenues out from the data growth, as well as from the content itself. I think the margins in VOD is not big, but [...]

ZAP, Arris partner for African nDVR, VoD service

African pay-TV service provider, ZAP, has partnered with Arris Group, for the delivery of network DVR (nDVR) and video on demand (VOD) services. Providing value-added services to our subscribers will ensure we continue to be the provider of choice for our customers. The rising demand for catch-up TV meant we had to upgrade and improve [...]

Project Isizwe launches free VoD service in South Africa

South African non-profit organisation, Project Isizwe, announced a free video on demand (VOD) service, WiFi TV, in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. The service will be available in four main areas within the municipality, namely Mamelodi (Mams), Soshanguve (Sosh), Atteridgeville (Attville), and Pretoria central (CBD), corresponding to areas where Project Isizwe has already rolled out its Wi-Fi [...]

Lebanese Alfa Telecom to deliver VOD service on Argela ITV platform

Lebanese mobile network, Alfa Telecom, has partnered Istanbul-based Argela ITV platform to launch Alfa Mobile TV providing live TV channels and Video on Demand (VOD) content on tablets and smartphones. Combined with lots of attractive features, we believe Alfa Mobile TV gives consumers in Lebanon more choice and more control to watch what they want, [...]

MTN plans VoD launch in November

African telecommunications company, MTN, announced its partnership with South African digital media group, Discover Digital, to launch its new video-on-demand (VOD) service in November this year. MTN has piloted the service offline. The new service would be subscription based and would provide customers with access to good content, said Larry Annetts, chief marketing officer (CMO) [...]

Ster-Kinekor plans to enter VoD market

South Africa-based entertainment content and PlayStation distributor, Ster-Kinekor, plans to announce its strategy for video on demand content by end 2014. We would be remiss, considering our content licenses that we hold, if we did not do that, said Mario Dos Santos, CEO of Ster-Kinekor Entertainment. The South African VoD market is already plunged by [...]