Content Streaming Services

Oct 15, 2020  |  South Africa: Internet Streaming Platforms To Face More Regulation, Require License

In the seemingly intense and "comprehensive" industry regulations overhaul ongoing in the broadcast media industry in South Africa, it appears that the streaming platforms are not being spared. The government is proposing a new regulatory and licencing requirement framework on ...


Oct 02, 2020  |  We Are A Content Catalogue, Supplier And Platforms Rolled In One - Says Multichoice Content Chief

Aletta Alberts, often referred to as the queen of content at Multichoice has said that in her own opinion, the satellite TV behemoth serves as a content catalogue, supplier and platform all rolled into one.   Speaking during an interview ...


Sep 23, 2020  |  OTT Streaming: Is Discovery Billed To Enter The Market In Early 2021 With "Discovery+"?

Industry media are reporting that global TV network, Discovery, is getting ready to enter into the global streaming market with the plan to launch its direct-to-consumer service to be called - Discovery+. The service is due to launch in the ...


Aug 31, 2020  |  South Africa's Vodacom Simplies Data Issues With Content Streaming

South African mobile telecom giant, Vodacom, has introduced a feature called "Video Play Time" to its streaming platform to make it easier for streamers to enjoy videos without having to fret too much about data costs.   According to the ...


Netflix Removes "Offensive" Promotional Image Of Cuties After Online Protest

Video streaming giant, Netflix, has been forced to remove a promotional image showing pre-teen girls posing in skimpy outfits for its new film called Cuties. The BBC reported that the French drama, with its trailer, sparked a significant amount of ...

Kenya: Airtel Looking For A Foothold In Video Distribution Market With Free App

Airtel in Kenya is looking to enter the TV and video distribution space with the launch of a new TV app that will be free to its users. The move is seen as an offer that taps into the growing ...

Multichoice To Allow ‘Lower-Tiered’ DStv Users Into JOOX Music Streaming

JOOX VIP music streaming, owned by Tencent and already part of the Multichoice offerings to its DStv premium customer is now being offered to all DStv subscribers for free for three months, until September 2020.   JOOX music streaming platform ...

MultiChoice Makes Selected News Channels Free To Stream On ‘DStv Now’

One of the crucial tools in fighting the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is accurate information from reliable news sources. To help in this regard, MultiChoice has announced that several of its 24-hour news channels will be made freely available to ...

DStv To Roll Out ‘Dishless’ Streaming Product In 2020

The CEO of MultiChoice’s Connected Video division, Niclas Ekdahl has announced that DStv hopes to launch its standalone “dishless” streaming product by March 2020. In an interview with TechCentral last week, Ekdahl said that the company has made great progress ...