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Video-On-Demand  |  Netflix Acquires Zambia’s Award-Winning Film

Zambia’s award-winning film that is based on the experiences of women throughout the African continent, ‘I am not a witch’ will soon screen on Netflix. The movie is an internationally co-produced drama that was directed and written by Rungano Nyoni ...
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Video-On-Demand  |  Netflix Acquires South African Teen Series ‘Blood & Water’ To Continue Its Push Into African Originals

In an effort to continue its mission to showcase original African content, Netflix has acquired the new South African teen series “Blood & Water.” The series is directed by Nosipho Dumisa and follows a local teen who uncovers her family’s ...
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Netflix Unveils First Locally-Acquired South African Series, 'Shadow'

The video-streaming giant Netflix has revealed that it will be debuting its very first locally-acquired South African TV series, Shadow. The series is scheduled to become available on Netflix South Africa from Friday 8 March starring local actors Amanda Du ...

Netflix’s Impact On South Africa’s Movie Theatres

According to research done by MyBroadband, the affordability and mass access that is provided by streaming services like Netflix and Showmax has South African cinema facing arguably its most critical challenge yet. The streaming services give users the ability to ...

DStv Reveals That It Has Secured More Subscribers Than Netflix In Africa

The MultiChoice Group has shared its investor roadshow presentation, in which it lists what the company has to offer investors. The launch of the presentation follows the MultiChoice Group releasing its pre-listing statement in accordance with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s ...

Netflix’s Effect On South African Content

Due to Netflix’s rapid growth in South Africa, MyBroadband recently had discussions with various experts about whether the global streaming giant could overtake DStv in terms of popularity in South Africa. They also highlighted that Netflix is more affordable than ...

Netflix South Africa’s Speeds Are Among The Slowest Globally

Netflix has revealed that on its ISP Speed Index for December 2018, South Africa still very low in the rankings. South Africa’s achieved an average ISP speed of 2.63Mbps in December, an increase over the previous month’s average. Despite the ...

Nollywood Reaps Box Office Returns As It Shifts Focus From Movie Quantity To Quality

Nigeria’s Nollywood movie industry has always been known for its volume of production that is ranked behind only India’s Bollywood. The emphasis on low-budget and high-volume production helped Nollywood movies become widely popular at home and all over Africa, but ...

MultiChoice And Startimes Worried About Netflix Entry Into Nigeria

Pay-TV companies, StarTimes and MultiChoice, are concerned about the threat that the Nigerian TV scene might be under with the involvement of global streaming service, Netflix. Affected by Netflix’s rapidly growing popularity among African viewers, MultiChoice -Africa’s largest pay-TV operator, ...

Netflix Rival Iflix Walks Away From Africa Business To Focus On Asia

Iflix, the Netflix competitor that’s backed by Sky, is leaving Africa to pay more attention to its business in Asia. The Malaysia-based company announced that it had sold off the last remaining shares in its Africa business — Kwesé Iflix ...

Netflix To Roll Out Its First African Original Series

Netflix has kick-started the production of its very first African original series, a move that its stars say is going to change the game for all artists on the African continent. According to Variety, Queen Sono will have its global ...

Netflix Beats All Satellite TV To The Ground

When Netflix touched down in South Africa on 6 January 2016, it marked the end of MultiChoice’s uncontested dominance in the country’s premium video entertainment market. No longer would DStv’s sole competitors be small digital satellite TV startups that had ...