Video-On-Demand

Aug 16, 2019  |  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 ...


Aug 07, 2019  |  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 ...


Aug 06, 2019  |  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 ...


Aug 02, 2019  |  Kwese Play Enters Liquidation

Kwesé Play has revealed that it will be entering liquidation. Econet issued a statement saying that it is with sincere regret that it is announcing the liquidation of Kwesé Play. The statement goes on to explain that a few weeks ...


Iflix Video Service Raises Over $50Million As It Prepares For Public Listing

Iflix, the streaming video service that is in competition with Netflix in various emerging markets, announced recently that it had raised a substantial amount of funding led by Fidelity International, in collaboration with returning investors Hearst, Catcha Group, EMC and ...

Showmax Launches In Nigeria And Collaborates With BBNaija

The video streaming service Showmax has announced its rollout in Nigeria and has entered into a partnership with Big Brother Naija to launch an exclusive recap show, Big Brother Naija Hot Room. Nigerian comedian Basketmouth and Bovi will host the ...

New Streaming Service, Set To Be The 'Netflix Of South Africa'

South African radio personality, Tbo Touch is ready to shake up the game later this month with the launch of his streaming services which he has dubbed "the Netflix of South Africa". In a recent interview, Touch said that THD24 ...

Showmax Enhances Its Sports Offering With Live Streaming

Showmax has recently been very busy enhancing its sports offering. Extended highlights from major sporting events such as Wimbledon, PGA tournaments and the Tour de France as well as a range of SuperSport’s most beloved magazine and talk shows are ...

South Africa: YouTube And SuperSport Clash Over Details Of Streaming Agreement -Reports

YouTube has clarified its recent statement that it would provide South Africans access to the live streaming of rugby, cricket, basketball, and football events in collaboration with SuperSport. The company announced in a press statement on 2 July that it ...

Showmax And DStv Now Performing Better Than Netflix In Africa -Reports

MultiChoice has published its annual results for the year that ended on 31 March 2019, detailing how the company performed across its online and pay-TV divisions. The company’s pay-TV market is shifting towards widespread take-up of its lower-end products instead ...

Disney Takes Full Control Of Hulu, Rolls Out Streamer Globally -Reports

The Walt Disney company has confirmed that it has taken over all operational control of the Hulu SVOD service in the United States with immediate effect. Although no time-frame has been given for its roll-out in global markets or which ...

Popular South African Series Yizo Yizo Now Available On Viu Streaming Service

Viu, an entertainment video streaming service, has rolled out popular series Yizo Yizo as part of its offering on South African screens. In its license deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Viu was granted exclusive digital rights to ...

Vodacom Video Play Reports To Be Giving Netflix Serious Competition In South Africa

Vodacom’s Video Play streaming service has reportedly seen some impressive growth, and it could now have more subscribers than Netflix in South Africa. The mobile network released its limited annual results for the year that ended on 31 March 2019, ...

Zimbabwe: TelOne’s VOD Service Gains Over 20 000 Subscribers In 5 Months

TelOne has announced that is has signed a new deal with Zollywood that will enable users to rent local movies. TelOne also revealed that TelOne DEOD has managed to gain approximately 20 000 subscribers in the mere five months since ...


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