Video-On-Demand

Feb 15, 2019  |  Netflix’s Impact On South Africa’s Movie Theatres

According to research done by MyBroadband, the affordability and mass access that is provided by streaming services like Netflix and Showmax has South African cinema facing arguably its most critical challenge yet. The streaming services give users the ability to ...


Feb 05, 2019  |  History Is Made In Nigeria As NBC Launches VoD, Free Tv

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has launched the much-anticipated video on demand (VoD) platform, PlayVoD, in collaboration with Play Tv and Free Tv.   PlayVoD is a service that allows subscribers access to premium Nollywood Movies through the use of ...


Jan 31, 2019  |  Airtel Uganda Collaborates With Kwese Iflix To Bring Live Sports To Smartphones

Airtel Uganda has joined forces with Kwesé iflix to launch a mobile platform that will offer live sports, cutting edge programming, video-on-demand and download to watch later entertainment to mobile TV services in Uganda. This collaboration comes a few weeks ...


Jan 30, 2019  |  TopStar Adds Three More Zambian Stations To StarTimes ON App

TopStar’s Vice President, Cliff Sichone has revealed that the public signal distributor will be carrying more Zambian channels. He said that TopStar has the broadest terrestrial signal coverage that carries more than 20 Zambian TV Stations over 64 transmitters across ...


Netflix’s Effect On South African Content

Due to Netflix’s rapid growth in South Africa, MyBroadband recently had discussions with various experts about whether the global streaming giant could overtake DStv in terms of popularity in South Africa. They also highlighted that Netflix is more affordable than ...

TopStar Zambia Expands Signal Coverage For Local Stations

TopStar, a Zambian-Chinese collaboration on pay-TV services, has announced the growth of its signal coverage for local TV stations. The company, a joint venture by the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation and Chinese StarTimes Group, is Zambia’s official public signal distributor. ...

Showmax To Launch New South African Original Series

Showmax has launched the trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes, and it looks like a fascinating and creepy adventure. The series is shot in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa and is the second South African original show from the streaming ...

Netflix South Africa’s Speeds Are Among The Slowest Globally

Netflix has revealed that on its ISP Speed Index for December 2018, South Africa still very low in the rankings. South Africa’s achieved an average ISP speed of 2.63Mbps in December, an increase over the previous month’s average. Despite the ...

South Africa: MultiChoice Confirms That Showmax South Africa Is Not Going Anywhere

The recent news that Naspers is shutting down Showmax video streaming service in Poland on 31 January 2019 has raised some questions in the industry about the company’s sustainability. Showmax first widened its reach to Europe in February 2017 when ...

MultiChoice And Startimes Worried About Netflix Entry Into Nigeria

Pay-TV companies, StarTimes and MultiChoice, are concerned about the threat that the Nigerian TV scene might be under with the involvement of global streaming service, Netflix. Affected by Netflix’s rapidly growing popularity among African viewers, MultiChoice -Africa’s largest pay-TV operator, ...

Netflix Rival Iflix Walks Away From Africa Business To Focus On Asia

Iflix, the Netflix competitor that’s backed by Sky, is leaving Africa to pay more attention to its business in Asia. The Malaysia-based company announced that it had sold off the last remaining shares in its Africa business — Kwesé Iflix ...

New Video Streaming Service Launches In South Africa And Offers British TV Shows

Acorn TV, another global video streaming service, has launched in South Africa offering viewers British and international television series. Acorn TV comes in at the cost of $4.99 (R71.51) per month, originates from North America and has now expanded and ...

Showmax Shuts Down Its Streaming Service In Europe

Naspers has announced that it has decided to shut down Showmax video streaming services in Poland on 31 January 2019. The media group said that this decision stemmed from the announcement of Naspers’ intent to list its pan-Africa video entertainment ...

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 ...