Video-On-Demand

Oct 02, 2019  |  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 ...


Sep 25, 2019  |  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 ...


Sep 04, 2019  |  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 ...


Aug 23, 2019  |  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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