OTT Services

Jan 13, 2020  |  Facebook Appoints New Director For Africa And Middle East

Derya MatraÅÿ has been named as the Regional Director of Facebook in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey. In a statement, the social media giant said that in this role, MatraÅÿ would lead Facebook to serve communities and businesses, and ...


Jan 10, 2020  |  Airtel Nigeria Goes Live With Airtel TV

Airtel Nigeria has taken a bold step in redefining the TV viewing experience for its customers with the launch of Airtel TV, a one-stop viewing platform for everything entertainment – news, live TV, sports, music videos and lots more. The ...


Jan 06, 2020  |  Airtel Partners With Trace Africa And Rolls Out TV Platform

Airtel Nigeria has decided to redefine the TV viewing experience for its subscribers with the launch of Airtel TV, a one-stop platform for all things entertainment – music videos, live TV, sports, news and lots more. The Airtel TV app, ...


Jan 06, 2020  |  9Mobile’s Collaboration With Nextsat TV Set To Transform Nigeria’s Media Entertainment Sector

9mobile is joining forces with Nextsat TV to offer quality digital entertainment experience by delivering fresh, ground-breaking video and audio content. The exclusive new deal is expected to unlock access to an exciting selection of content from the Nigerian music ...


9mobile And Nextsat TV Collaborate To Transform Nigeria’s Media Entertainment

9mobile, Nigeria’s innovative and youth-focused telecoms firm, is collaborating with Nextsat tv to deliver a high-quality digital entertainment experience by providing a new range of exciting audio and video content. The exclusive deal aims to unlock access to an exciting ...

9Mobile Joins Forces With NPFL And Next TV For OTT Broadcast Of Nigerian Football League

Nigeria’s communication network, 9Mobile has signed into a partnership between Next TV and the League Management Company (LMC) for the broadcast and production of the Nigeria Professional Football League. The Chairman of the LMC, Shehu Dikko and other top executives ...

South Africa’s Film And Publication Board Denies Blocking YouTube Premium Videos

The Film and Publication Board of South Africa (FPB) recently told MyBroadband that it is in no way delaying the release of Google original content on YouTube Premium in South Africa. YouTube Premium was rolled out in South Africa on ...

Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation To Launch TV App And OTT Services

Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation has announced a new TV app and the move into OTT services next year, both of which are expected to boost audience engagement with television content. During the Broadcasting Convention of Southern Africa, the Corporation’s Director-General Berard ...

Broadcasters Must Collaborate With Telcos To Survive The OTT World –Industry Stakeholders

Africa is leading the way with certain types of mobile payment systems, but to benefit from this, broadcasters need partnerships with telcos to monetize their content. This was the assessment of Discover Digital Executive Director Stephen Watson, speaking at the ...

South Africa’s SABC Plans To Launch Streaming Service To Rival Netflix

SABC’s CEO Madoda Mxakwe has announced that South Africa’s public broadcaster plans to migrate to digital broadcasting platforms and roll out an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service that will compete with international players such as Netflix. Mxakwe was speaking at a ...

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 ...