OTT - Internet TV

Jun 08, 2018  |  Amazon Video Acquires English Premier League Streaming Rights For 3 Years

Amazon Video Acquires English Premier League Streaming Rights For 3 Years The English Premier League and tech giant Amazon.com has announced that from 2019, exclusive and live matches including weekly highlights will be available on Amazon's Prime Video platform in ...


Jun 07, 2018  |  Nigeria: StarTimes Introduces Video Streaming Service Ahead Of Russia 2018

One of Africa’s largest pay-TV service provider, StarTimes is launching a video streaming App which will enable Nigerians to Subscribe to "ON Sport" to watch all 64 World Cup matches Live and in HD.  According to the company, from 7th ...


Apr 17, 2018  |  Starz Play Grabs 26% Market Share Of MENA’s OTT TV Sector In Three Years - IHS Markit

IHS Markit data has reported that Starz Play has gained about 26 percent of digital TV streaming market of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the first three years of operations. The Principal Research Analyst at IHS ...


Apr 06, 2018  |  Kwese To Drive Its OTT And Video Streaming Services Across Africa

Kwese TV, Africa's Pay-TV broadcaster has chosen Alpha Networks to deliver its over-the-top (OTT) services. These will include Kwese's TV App across Africa and Kwese Play  TV in South Africa. According to sources close to the matter, Alpha Networks’ responsibility ...


John Kotsaftis Leaves Naspers Showmax To Join Fox Networks

The erstwhile chief executive of Showmax, Mr John Kotsaftis has reportedly left Showmax, the South African video-on-demand streaming service provider, to join Fox Networks Group Asia. At Fox Networks Group Asia, he will be based in Singapore and would be ...

VOOV TV Launches A Social Media TV Platform In South Africa

Broadcast media Africa has learnt that South Africa will be getting its first-ever social media based TV platform. According to eNCA.com, VOOV TV is debuting as the first South African social media only streaming TV channel. The platform will allow ...

SuperSport Has No Immediate Plan To Offer "Streaming-Only" Service

Just as many major global media platforms are moving towards streaming-only access services, where consumers can access content online on an "over-the-top" (OTT) basis, SuperSport was also asked whether it would be going in that same direction anytime soon. According ...

Report: Africa's OTT TV Revenue To Reach USD640 Million By 2022

An new industry report from Digital TV has stated that the OTT TV and video market in Sub-Saharan Africa is set to reach USD 640 Million by the year 2022. According to Mr Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV ...

YouTube To Drive Further Into Original Content And Programming

YouTube, the global OTT TV giant, has announced that it will further focus on bringing blockbuster original content and programming to its platform, a move that will further pile the pressure to traditional TV. YouTube has decided to enter the ...

African Shows And Productions Doing Well As Web Series

Internet television is 'exploding' and is set to be the biggest rival to traditional TV networks, according to the online magazine Africa.com. Many African filmmakers are now going to the web to distribute their content. Africa.com did a round-up of ...

New Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) Service To Launch In SA

Discover Digital SA has announced it will be launching a new 'internet-only' entertainment platform - Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD). The new platform, according to the company, will be Africa's first converged TV service delivered solely over the internet. The ...

YouTube To Deliver 'Regional' Content With New Live OTT TV Service.

YouTube has launched YouTube TV, a live TV streaming service that offers regional sports and cable networks. The service also provides cloud DVR with no storage limits with simultaneous recording and streamed to any and all devices. With a membership ...

Zee Africa Headlined At International Summit On OTT And VOD Summit 2017

At the recently concluded international summit on OTT TV and VOD Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, Zee Africa headlined the show with a presentation on "Scenarios for a viable Local and Regional Content Discovery". Attended by the who is who ...

Facebook To Launch TV App - Globally.

Facebook recently announced that it would launch a new television app enabling them to compete with traditional TV channels and the likes of Youtube. The app will be available from app stores for  Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung ...