Video-On-Demand

Apr 23, 2019  |  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 ...


Apr 23, 2019  |  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 ...


Apr 22, 2019  |  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 ...


Apr 18, 2019  |  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 ...

Amazon Prime To Offer African Content To International VOD Audiences

Amazon Prime has revealed that it will be offering African content to international audiences on its video-on-demand platform. Long ago, international audiences battled to get access to African content, but the rebirth of African cinema and the rapid emergence of ...

Cell C Black Rolls Out Two New Streaming Packages

Cell C’s streaming service Black has announced the introduction of two new subscription packages. The two packages are Black TV Access, which offers a significant focus on local content at $4.78 (R69) per month; and Black TV Premium, a mix ...

Showmax Offers Two-Month Free Trial To DStv’s Compact Subscribers

The video-on-demand (VoD) service, Showmax, has declared that it has given DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers a free two-month trial to access its service and enjoy its marvellous content offering. The VoD service stated that starting from 7 February ...

Nollywood Stakeholders Consider Taking Advantage Of Multi-Billion Dollar VOD Market

With an industry that estimates to make a $16 billion possible annual turnover from video-on-demand (VOD), stakeholders in Nigeria’s movie industry (Nollywood) have demanded that movie distribution be rechanneled towards exploiting the VOD market, according to Saturday Independent. This new ...

Vodacom Video Play Reaches 800,000 Subscribers In South Africa And Plans To Venture Into More Countries Across Africa

Africa’s mobile operators have struggled for a long time with Video-on-Demand platforms and faced many obstacles including shortcomings of their own networks. Eventually, things seem to be coming together for some of them. The Executive Head of Video at Vodacom, ...

Netflix Acquires Zambia’s Award-Winning Film

Zambia’s award-winning film that is based on the experiences of women throughout the African continent, ‘I am not a witch’ will soon screen on Netflix. The movie is an internationally co-produced drama that was directed and written by Rungano Nyoni ...

Streaming Platform, Joy Prime Introduces New Series ‘Puzzled’ In Ghana

Ghana’s entertainment VOD TV channel, Joy Prime has premiered a brand new Ghanaian TV series, ‘Puzzled’ which is set to completely take over the airwaves. According to Joy Prime, the 13-week drama series will deal with relevant issues of social ...

Upcoming Programmes & Activities

TV Content Development, Distribution and Monetisation Forum

25th - 26th June 2019

Swakumpond | Namibia

Effective Funding and Financing For Broadcast Organsations In The Digital Ecosystem

24th - 25th July 2019

Port Louis | Mauritius

Broadcast Infrastructure and Platforms For A Converged Media Ecosystem

27th - 28th August 2019

Johannesburg | South Africa

OTT Content Streaming and Video On Demand (VoD) Services Forum

11th - 12th September 2019

Lagos | Nigeria

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