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Video-On-Demand  |  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 ...
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Video-On-Demand  |  Netflix Commissions Second Egyptian Original Series

Netflix has announced that it has commissioned its second Egyptian original series, a partnership with the satirical puppet character Abla Fahita, a popular figure in the region. Scheduled for release sometime in 2020, the show will be produced by OKWRD production ...
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Netflix Streams Nigeria’s ‘Crazy, Lovely, Cool’ TV Series

The global streaming platform, Netflix has acquired a Nigerian TV series titled “Crazy, Lovely, Cool”, adding to its rapidly expanding catalogue of Nollywood content. The series is a collaborative production between Trace TV and The Nollywood Factory, which is owned ...

Netflix And Other VoD Platforms To Tackle Password-Sharing

The global streaming giant Netflix and other VoD operators plan to crack down on the problematic practise of password-sharing. It is reported that the operators will roll out a host of new features in an effort to put a stop ...

Netflix’s First Nollywood Film Disqualified From Oscars Consideration

Lionheart, Nigeria’s first-ever film submitted for Oscar consideration in the International Feature Film category, has been disqualified by the Oscars for not meeting the non-English dialogue quota, per the category’s requirements. The film that stars and is directed by Genevieve ...

South Africa’s Film And Publication Board Guns For Netflix -Reports

South Africa’s Film and Publication Board (FPB) has announced that the newly passed Films and Publications Amendment Bill will allow it to take action against distributors who don’t comply with its regulations. While it doesn’t name Netflix directly, the international ...

Kenya: Govt Finalises Plans To Tax Netflix, YouTube

The Kenyan ICT ministry is in the final stages of laying down a framework that will be used to tax foreign online video streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube. When the new tax laws are passed, the over-the-top services ...

Netflix Beats Amazon’s Prime Video In South Africa

The Amazon Prime Video streaming service is making its mark in South Africa as an attractive alternative to Showmax and Netflix. While Prime Video does not offer all of the most popular shows – such as Stranger Things and Game ...

Netflix Starts Production On Second Original African Series

Netflix Africa has kicked off the production for its second original African series. The upcoming series, Blood & Water is a coming of age, mystery drama that is based in Cape Town. The highly-acclaimed award-winning director Nosipho Dumisa (Best Director, ...

Production Kicks Off For Netflix’s First African Original, Queen Sono

Netflix, the global leader in internet entertainment services, has started the production on its first original African series, Queen Sono, a riveting and action-packed spy thriller produced by the Johannesburg-based Diprente. Actress, Pearl Thusi stars in the title role as ...

Netflix Intensifies Focus On African Content, Acquires Cannes Grand Prix Winner -Atlantics!

Netflix has revealed that it has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Switzerland, China, Benelux, Russia and France) to the French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop’s feature film debut, the multi-award winning “Atlantics,” which was showcased at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it ...

Nollywood Gets Global Exposure Through Netflix

Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood, has long been affected by piracy. But in the spring of 2019 EbonyLife, the makers of the film Chief Daddy managed to cash in on a new window of opportunity online. The movie’s global streaming rights ...

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