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OTT Services  |  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 ...
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Video-On-Demand  |  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 ...
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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 ...

Kenya Revenue Authority Announces Plans To Potentially Tax Netflix And Other OTT Businesses

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is preparing a policy that could tax Over-The-Top (OTT) non-resident subscription-based services, such as Netflix and Hulu, that charge users on a monthly basis. Speaking at an online tax forum hosted by the KRA, Githinji ...

Netflix Showing Original Ghanaian Film, ‘The Burial Of Kojo’

A new movie called “The Burial of Kojo” is the first film by Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule, a Ghana-born rapper and director who was not interested in following the cliché war and famine theme of many films that are made in ...

Netflix Acquires African-Superhero Animation, Mama K’s Team 4

Last year Netflix announced that it had started working on offering more original content from all around the world, including South Africa. In December the video-streaming company confirmed that it was releasing a South African Original titled Queen Sono in ...

Netflix Hires Ghettuba To Manage African Original Series

Netflix has named Kenya's Dorothy Ghettuba, the Producer who is also founder and CEO of Spielworks Media, as its new Manager for International Original Series for Africa. Dorothy Ghetubba will be joining the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) giant as Netflix's Manager ...

Amazon Prime To Offer African Content To International VOD Audiences

Amazon Prime has revealed that it will be offering African content to international audiences on its video-on-demand platform. Long ago, international audiences battled to get access to African content, but the rebirth of African cinema and the rapid emergence of ...

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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