Video-On-Demand

Jun 15, 2017  |  IROKO TV And Orange Cameroon In Video-On-Demand Partnership

Nigerian based IROKO TV is reported to have agreed on a Video-on-demand deal with Orange Cameroon. Under the terms of the deal, Orange Cameroon would offer its customers a data package that will cost less that 50cents (US) in return ...


Jun 06, 2017  |  Netflix To Reach 128 Million Subscribers And US$15 billion By 2022 - Report

Netflix, the global Video On Demand services behemoth is said to be on track to reach up to 130 million subscribers by 2022, with more of its users now coming from outside its home country - the United States. According ...


May 11, 2017  |  Ericsson's Nuvu To Link Up With Airtel Nigeria For An SVOD Play

In Nigeria, the Nuvu platform from Ericsson is teaming up with Airtel Nigeria - a mobile operator - to offer video on demand (VOD) and OTT TV services to its customers. Under the terms of engagement, Airtel subscribers will be ...


May 08, 2017  |  DEOD Signs Telecom Operator Partners In Zimbabwe and Zambia

In our previous report on DEOD - Africa's newest VOD platform - we asked whether the organisation has plans to roll-out across Africa. It turns out that they might do. Industry sources are saying that Discover Digital (owners of DEOD) ...


MTN Exits Video-On-Demand (VOD) Market - Shuts Down MTN VU

MTN, Africa's largest mobile operator, has called time on its VOD service offering - MTN VU. In a recent communication to its customers, MTN said that the VOD service will cease, effective today 3rd May 2017. The company's foray into ...

Netflix At 100 Million Subscribers, Acknowledges Competitive Pressure

Latest released figures show that Netflix currently has 98.7 million streaming subscribers. 50.8 million of these are in the United States and 47.9 million international customers. Despite the impressive growth numbers, Netflix says it is very aware of the competitive ...

Netflix Loses Company's Chief Product Officer Of 18 Years

Neil Hunt, the executive that has been in charge of Netflix's products development for upwards of 18 years, will be leaving the organisation, to be replaced by Greg Peters. According to Netflix, they have also parted ways with Tawni Cranz, ...

Amazon Video: Multi-Local Strategy Is Key To VoD Success

'There are no global customers; content must be truly local if we are to succeed." This view was shared by the worldwide head of content for Amazon Video speaking at the MIPTV in Cannes yesterday. He said that while there ...

Trace Launches TracePlay (SVoD, OTT And Streaming Services) For Urban Audience

Announced by Trace as a hybrid service, TracePlay will deliver subscriber video-on-demand (SVOD), live TV (OTT TV), streamed Radio and entertainment to urban audiences. The platform is available across Africa (part of a global release) in English and French. For ...

Netflix Still Refuses To Pay South Africa For Online Video Distribution - Claims Extortion

South Africa's Film and Publication Board (FPB) says it is owed more than 1.6 million South African Rands (USD 125,000) in licensing fees by Netflix, the global Video-On-Demand and streaming behemoth. These sums were allegedly accumulated by Netflix over the ...

Showmax Entices Subscribers With Free 3GB Data

Showmax, the Naspers-owned VoD and online streaming service, is in a marketing push for more subscribers and are offering free data for use on their platform. In partnership with Vodacom (South Africa), the free data package (said to be up ...

Netflix To Bring 4k High Resolution Video To Platforms In Africa?

Netflix has announced that it is also growing the compatibility of its offering to now enable Firefox users on Linux to access its services. The company stated that this was just a tip of the iceberg since it had also ...

OTT Television and Video Streaming In Africa - Resolving The Data Challenge

The advent of non-linear television has merged streaming quality with real-time viewing. Today’s viewers are easily bored, have very short attention spans and have a variety of content and viewing options available. There is no-tolerance to glitches or buffering delays ...

SEACOM And ShowMax Enter Service Delivery Pact In East Africa

SEACOM (Africa's leading broadband and data services provider) has entered into a working agreement with ShowMax (a leading video-on-demand -VoD- player, owned by Naspers) to provide ShowMax with hosting and caching server services. The agreement will allow ShowMax videos to ...