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Video-On-Demand  |  Netflix Ramps Up Investment In Africa

Netflix premiered its first African original production, Queen Sono, in February. Created by Kagiso Lediga and starring Pearl Thusi, the spy-thriller marked the beginning of the global streaming giant’s investment in Africa. Soon after Queen Sono’s global release, the streaming company recently announced ...
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Video-On-Demand  |  COVID-19 In Africa: Netflix To Decrease Streaming Bitrate In South Africa

Netflix has confirmed that it will be reducing its streaming bitrate for South African subscribers in order to decrease congestion on networks. The change is being implemented to reduce congestion on local networks as more viewers use Netflix due to ...
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Netflix, Amazon And YouTube Reduce Streaming Quality To Minimise Network Strain Amid COVID-19

Netflix, Amazon and YouTube are reducing the quality of their video streams in an effort to ensure that networks across Africa and Europe can handle the increased usage amid the global coronavirus outbreak. The three companies, along with Microsoft, Apple ...

Netflix’s African Original Spy Series To Unlock Continent Growth

Netflix has revealed that it sees the opening of its new crime-drama series Queen Sono as the first of many African original TV series that will grow the US giant in a market that is still dominated by satellite TV. ...

Netflix Exploring Mobile-Only Subscriptions For Africa - Reports

Last year, Netflix announced that it would be introducing mobile-only plans in its India operations, with cheaper subscription prices set at approximately half of the standard price. A few months following the rollout of this plan, Netflix shared some sentiments ...

South Africa: Netflix To Pay $51K Annual Licencing Fee To Film And Publication Board - Reports

Netflix has reportedly bowed under pressure from the Film and Publication Board (FPB) and has agreed to classify the content on its video streaming service according to South Africa’s local content classification regulations and also pay the classification body. Unlike ...

Netflix Announces First Nigerian Original Series And Rolls Out ‘Netflix Naija’

Netflix has announced its presence in Nigeria. Last week, the streaming giant announced the arrival of Netflix Naija with a brand new Twitter account. The announcement tweet was shared with a photo of some of Nigeria’s most notable filmmakers and ...

Netflix Set To Excite Global Audience With African Spy Thriller

Netflix is planning to excite its global audiences with a show that is run by a South African spy. The series is called Queen Sono and follows the adventures of an African spy who fights against crime like a superhero ...

Netflix To Charge Nigerians And Kenyans In Local Currency - Reports

The global video-on-demand streaming service, Netflix, has announced that it will be implementing new ways to make it easier for subscribers to pay and renew their subscriptions. In Nigeria and Kenya, Netflix will now begin charging customers in their local ...

Netflix Acquires Ghana’s 2020 Oscars Submission ‘Azali’

A new Ghanaian film is coming to Netflix. The American streaming platform has announced that it has acquired ‘Azali’, which is set to be available for streaming in February 2020. ‘Azali’ also happens to be Ghana’s 2020 Oscars entry. The ...

Netflix Acquires Award-Winning Nollywood Movie 'Hakkunde’

Yet another Nigerian movie has been added to the American streaming service, Netflix’s offering. This time it is Asurf Oluseyi’s debut feature film that was released in Nigeria’s cinemas back in 2017, 'Hakkunde'. 'Hakkunde' is a drama-comedy that tells the ...

SVOD Subscriptions To Skyrocket In Africa -Report

Revenues from Africa’s SVOD services are set to increase drastically over the next five years.  According to a study from Digital TV Research, revenues will reach roughly US$1.06 billion by 2025, up from the US$183 million that was generated in ...