Content Streaming Services

Apr 12, 2021  |  Uganda: Multichoice and Airtel Partner Up To Offer Data Bundles For Content Streaming

Pay-tv entertainment company Multichoice and smartphone network Airtel Uganda have announced their partnership set to offer tailored internet bundles that will enable DSTV subscribers who utilise the Airtel network to watch DSTV their smartphones. The television viewing internet bundles will ...


Mar 26, 2021  |  Facebook Launches Live Streaming Platforms To South Africa, Egypt And Morocco

Industry sources have reported that South Africa, Egypt, and Morocco are among the numerous benefactors to social network giant Facebook’s expansion into a ticketed live streaming platform. A total of 24 countries worldwide will benefit from the platform, which lets ...


Mar 05, 2021  |  Trace TV Secures Strategic Pact With Huawei Video

Trace TV, the Afro-Urban entertainment company, has announced that it has secured a strategic partnership with Huawei, a Chinese technology infrastructure provider company.   Under this partnership, Trace TV would have its video content pre-installed and integrated with the Huawei ...


Feb 25, 2021  |  Audio: Spotify Drives-Up Entrance Into African Market With New Countries Entry

Spotify, the global music streaming giant, has said it is heeding many in Africa with an announcement to enter and make its services available in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania.   Announcing media organisations, Phiona Okumu, head of Music ...


BritBox, By BBC Studio And ITV, Enters South African Streaming Market-Place

BritBox (a Netflix look-alike) with the BBC Studios and ITV UK behind it will be entering South Africa streaming market place by the second half of 2021; it has been announced. Coming into South Africa will make it count as ...

NIGERIA: Showmax Teams Up With MTN Nigeria On Mobile Data Deal

Streaming service Showmax and MTN Nigeria have partnered up to launch a special data deal for mobile subscribers to stream 25 hours’ worth of movies, sports, series, kids’ shows and more. This offer will give access to Showmax’s full catalogue ...

International: Netflix Surpasses 200 Million Subscribers

Global streaming service Netflix has reached a significant milestone this week, they topped subscriber growth expectations in the past quarter and surpassed the 200 million mark in subscribers worldwide. This achievement comes as most of the world is confined at ...

Entertainment Platform "Monsooq" by Mondia Enters The Nigerian Market

First introduced into South Africa, Mondia has announced it, second African market entrant, with the introduction of Monsooq into the Nigerian market.   In a statement, Mondia said it is confident that Nigeria - being Africa's mainstream entertainment content hub ...

DStv Finally Adds Amazon Prime Video To Explora Ultra Decoder

Multichoice DStv has announced that with its recently launched Explora Ultra decoder, Amazon Prime Video has now been included on the platform. This, according to a statement from Multichoice, means that DStv customers that have Prime membership will now be ...

Disney+ Wants 350 Million Paid Subs By 2024, Aims To Outspend Netflix On Content

Disney has announced that it will seek to put its content streaming services as the strategic driver of its key ambitions from now on. Unveiling the plan during the Investor Day presentation, Disney said it now wants to reach 350 ...

DStv South Africa Launches Standalone Streaming Service - Reports

According to industry reports, DStv South Africa has now launched the long-talked-about standalone streaming platform that allows subscribers to access "the full DStv experience" without needing a satellite connection.   Recall that earlier in the year, Broadcast Media Africa and ...

"No Going Back On 30% Local Content On Streaming Platforms" - South African Govt.

The South African government says it is serious with the proposed requirement of thirty per cent local content on streaming platforms operating in the country. This will impact on all international streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple+ ...

TelkomOne Streaming Service - What's Featured?, What's Missing? And Where It's Going?

TelkomOne, the recently launched subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) and streaming platform owned by Telkom South Africa was put through a review by "TV with Thinus" to check its main features; what it is missing and its forward intentions.   Accordingly, it ...

Showmax Rated 2nd Most Watched Streaming Service In South Africa

JustWatch - the international streaming guide and rating service - have recently released its viewing figures for streaming platforms in South Africa. The figures, covering the third quarter of 2020 showed that Netflix is the leading streaming platform in South ...