Video-On-Demand

Dec 10, 2018  |  Kwese Subscribers To Get Devices For Internet TV Connection

Pay-TV provider Kwese is introducing converter boxes that will enable subscribers with traditional television sets to also connect to the Internet. After connecting these gadgets to their televisions, Kwese customers will automatically link on to an Internet hub that will ...


Dec 06, 2018  |  Netflix Beats All Satellite TV To The Ground

When Netflix touched down in South Africa on 6 January 2016, it marked the end of MultiChoice’s uncontested dominance in the country’s premium video entertainment market. No longer would DStv’s sole competitors be small digital satellite TV startups that had ...


Nov 28, 2018  |  Netflix South Africa – Fair Value For Money

Comparitech has unveiled the outcomes of research done on which countries pay the least and the most for Netflix, based on their monthly subscription fee and the amount of content made available in their area. Seventy-eight countries were analysed, using ...


Nov 27, 2018  |  No Launch Date Set For DStv Streaming Service

Calvo Mawela, The CEO of MultiChoice South Africa told MyBroadband earlier this year that it was busy working on the service, but they were having trouble securing the streaming rights for the massive volume of entertainment content that they offer ...


Africa’s Best Animation of 2018 Is Featured On YouTube

After being screened at over 60 international festivals and taking home seven international awards, Triggerfish’s short film Belly Flop can now be found on YouTube. Belly Flop is the story of Penny, a brave young girl learning to dive, unmoved ...

Pinnacle To Introduce Video-on-Demand – NBC DG

The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, has announced that Pinnacle Communications Limited will be moving the industry to the next level with the much-anticipated launch of the very first ever push video-on-demand service in ...

Fox Introduces TV Streaming Service With Saudi Media Group

Fox Networks has signed a deal with a Saudi media group to introduce a brand new TV streaming service in North Africa and the Middle East. The extension of 21st Century Fox (FOX) released a statement saying that it was ...

Kwesé iflix Wins Best Innovation In Digital Media At Africom

Africa’s leading digital entertainment platform, Kwesé iflix became the centre of attention at AfricaCom – the most significant media, telecoms and technology event in Africa – this year when it won Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment. The awards were held ...

Netflix Considers More Affordable Price Plans

Netflix Inc. has announced that it is thinking about testing a lower-priced version of its film and television streaming service in some markets to boost sales. In an interview the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings said that the company hasn’t ...

Active Kwese TV subscribers Get Free Access For A Year To Kwese Iflix

Shortly after announcing that it would be moving to digital services Kwesé has said that it will grant loyal Kwesé TV subscribers free access to Kwesé iflix for 12 months. This means that Kwesé TV subscribers who currently have an ...

Kenya: Showmax Uses Local Shows To Fight Off Competitors

Video-on-demand (VoD) company, Showmax is relying on exclusive local content to fight off competition in the local market by its most aggressive rival Netflix. In its latest strategy, Showmax will no longer show content that has already been aired on ...

Multichoice and Vodacom Collaborate To Offer Free Access To Showmax

Mobile operator Vodacom has joined forces with Naspers owned Showmax to introduce a deal with free access to Showmax for three months. This deal also comes ready with streaming data at no additional cost to the customer. Existing customers who ...

South Africans Choose Showmax Over Netflix

According to a recent survey, Showmax is more popular than Netflix in South Africa. The finding was reported in the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa products, and brands report for October 2018, focusing specifically on services in South Africa. ...

DStv To Vigourously Fight Back Against Netflix

Naspers announced in August that it had created a new video unit for over-the-top content services called Connected Video. The Connected Video unit will manage the Showmax and DStv Now services in South Africa and will be in charge of ...