Video-On-Demand

Dec 02, 2019  |  Cell C Shuts Down Its Black Streaming Service

Cell C has revealed that it is shutting down its Black streaming service. In an SMS sent to its Black users, the company announced that the service would close on the 31st of December 2019. Cell C said that this ...


Nov 27, 2019  |  Showmax Plans To Increase Video-On-Demand Access Across Africa

MultiChoice’s subscription video on demand (SVoD) service, Showmax announced last week that it plans to address the obstacles faced by many African’s when it comes to video streaming platforms. SVoD works well in countries where uncapped broadband is more affordable ...


Nov 25, 2019  |  Showmax Ready To Compete With Netflix – MultiChoice

Showmax is now in the best position to compete with international streaming giants like Netflix. This is according to the MultiChoice Connected Video’s CEO Niclas Ekdahl, who had a conversation with MyBroadband at a MultiChoice Media Showcase. Ekdahl said that ...


Nov 14, 2019  |  South Africa: Thebe Acquires Controlling Stake In VOD Provider Discover Digital

The black empowerment investment firm Thebe Investment has acquired a 51% controlling stake in Discover Digital South Africa and also 50.1% in Discover Digital International. The deal, which was recently concluded, will see Thebe control the two entities and work towards fulfilling ...


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 ...

Vodacom’s Netflix Competitor Is Growing Fast -Reports

On Monday Vodacom told its investors that it currently has over a million paying subscribers on its Video Play service, making it a significant player in the market – though with significantly limited commitment from its customers relative to competitors ...

Arewa24 Launches All-Hausa Language Streaming Service In West Africa

The Hausa Language lifestyle and entertainment channel in Nigeria and West Africa, AREWA24, has revealed that it is launching “Arewa24On Demand,” a new “Over-the-Top” (OTT) and global subscription video-on-demand (“SVOD”) streaming service. The new offering will allow Hausa speakers in ...

Vodacom’s Video Play Rolls Out Educational Content On-Demand

Vodacom’s video on demand platform Video Play has rolled out a substantial selection of educational content for children and young adults ranging from science, mathematics and coding, in fun and easy to understand formats that engage kids across the age ...

Namibia: One Africa TV Secures VOD Deal

One Africa TV (OATV) has secured a live streaming and video-on-demand deal with TV2Africa.com to take its diverse and vibrant content beyond the boundaries of traditional media. Stefan Hugo, the CEO of OATV, said that viewers could now also enjoy ...

Cell C Black’s Linear Channels Go Off-Air Amidst Financial Woes

Cell C has halted the broadcasting of the linear channels on its Black video-streaming service as the troubled mobile operator continues to review costs in its business. The channels disappeared from Black at the start of September. It, however, continues to ...

Kwese Iflix Becomes The Latest Casualty In The Shutdown Of Econet

The expanding shutdown of Econet's divisions keeps rippling through the embattled company with Econet closing the Econet Media division as well, including its Kwesé iflix streaming service as the latest victim of its demise. Econet has been forced to shut ...

Award-Winning South African Film Streaming On Showmax

MultiChoice’s video-on-demand platform, Showmax, is now showing the South African film, Liyana. In the multi-award-winning film, the legendary South African storyteller Gcina Mhlope mentors five orphans from Eswatini through the process of creating a story. They put together a fascinating ...

Disney Appoints Sky Exec To Head SVOD In Europe, Africa

Disney has hired the Sky exec, Luke Bradley-Jones, to lead its streaming drive in Europe and Africa. As the London-based SVP of direct-to-consumer and GM at Disney+ Europe and Africa, Bradley-Jones will oversee the management for Disney+ across Europe and ...

ZimboTube Video-Sharing Website Rolled Out In Zimbabwe

A well-known Bulawayo based web-designer Donald Chabata, who is also known as Tyga Sparta, has developed a Zimbabwean video-sharing website called ZimboTube which is similar to the internationally popular YouTube, which has its headquarters in California. ZimboTube, like Youtube, allows ...