Video-On-Demand

Jun 19, 2019  |  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 ...


May 16, 2019  |  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 ...


May 15, 2019  |  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 ...


May 14, 2019  |  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 ...

Kwesé Iflix Joins Forces With Flytime Promotions To Provide African Content To Subscribers

Africa’s video-on-demand app, Kwesé iflix, has strengthened its commitment to delivering more local content to its subscribers with a new collaboration with the entertainment company, Flytime Promotions. The partnership will enable Kwesé iflix to stream the last ever instalment of ...

Rootflix Streaming Services To Be Launched To Stream Nollywood Movies

Kelechi Eke has made a name for himself in the African Film Industry with significant roles spanning from director, producer, writer and star. He has also founded an African Film production company and The African Film Festival. His latest business ...

Viu Streaming Service Fights YouTube Over South African Shows

The streaming service Viu is at war with YouTube over the platform broadcasting the same South African shows which it also offers. Viu was rolled out in South Africa earlier this year, offering programming which is available to watch free ...

Original Local Comedy Special Premieres On Vodacom Video Play

South African comedian Riaad Moosa’s comedy special, Life Begins, will be the very first local title to be offered on Vodacom’s video-on-demand service, Video Play. Riaad Moosa is an award-winning comedian, presenter, actor, writer and also one of South Africa’s ...

Nollywood Inks Deal With Media Streaming Company

Streamliner.com, a media streaming company, has taken a massive step towards advancing Africa’s film market through an agreement with Nollywood’s Silverbird Group, Nigeria’s most prominent multi-million dollar media and film company. The Silverbird Group was founded by Ben Murray-Bruce, a ...

Disney+ Not Scheduled To Launch In Africa Any Time Soon

Disney recently unveiled the full lineup and pricing for its much-anticipated Disney+ streaming service. The streaming service will boast incredible movie and series offerings like Loki, The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and more from their massive National Geographic, ...

Multi-Layered Video Ecosystem Gains Popularity In South Africa

According to Rachel Thompson, the Insights Director at GfK South Africa, YouTube is currently dominating the free online video sector in South Africa, connecting approximately nine out of 10 urban consumers that regularly access free video on YouTube. Thompson said ...

Showmax And Safaricom Ink Home Fibre Partnership

Safaricom has joined forces with Showmax to provide its home fibre customers with one month unlimited complimentary access to the video streaming service. According to the mobile operator, all home customers will receive a link to the service when they ...

Netflix Hires Ghettuba To Manage African Original Series

Netflix has named Kenya's Dorothy Ghettuba, the Producer who is also founder and CEO of Spielworks Media, as its new Manager for International Original Series for Africa. Dorothy Ghetubba will be joining the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) giant as Netflix's Manager ...