Video-On-Demand

Jul 28, 2020  |  BritBox - The Streaming Platform From UK's BBC And ITV - Comes To Africa

BritBox (a British video streaming service) has announced that it will expand its video-on-demand platform to be accessible from Africa. BritBox is the product of a joint venture between the two largest terrestrial broadcasters in the United Kingdom - The ...


May 06, 2020  |  VOD Company IROKO Places 28% Of Nigerian Staff On Unpaid Leave Over COVID-19 Crisis

VoD Company IROKO Places 28% Of Nigerian Staff On Unpaid Leave Over COVID-19 Crisis The Nigerian video-on-demand (VoD) company IROKO has placed 28 percent of its team members on unpaid leave as it aims to minimise losses during the COVID-19 ...


Apr 28, 2020  |  Yebo! - The VOD Platform By A24 Media Sets Out To Change Africa’s Media Landscape

The African story is gaining prominence now more than ever before. Many sectors of the economy are working hard to own the African story, in the way they operate or even how they design their products. As the world suddenly ...


Apr 21, 2020  |  New Streaming Service, Huawei Video, Launches In South Africa

The subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, Huawei Video, has launched in South Africa. The platform offers 10 000 hours of content and 30 million short clips and is now actively looking for local South African content to add to its service. ...


Vodacom Play’s VOD Collaboration With MGM To Roll-Out Across Southern Africa Region

Vodacom’s VoD service, Vodacom Play, has announced that it will be moving beyond its South African base over the next few weeks. In an interview with Balancing Act Africa, Zubair Munshi, Vodacom’s Executive Head of Video, spoke about signing MGM ...

Africa 24 Media Rolls Out VoD Service

The Independent pan-African 24-hour news and information platform Africa 24 Media has rolled out a factual VoD service, ‘Yebo’. Yebo will offer stories from over 30 African countries free of charge, including documentaries, short stories and features that had been ...

Netflix Ramps Up Investment In Africa

Netflix premiered its first African original production, Queen Sono, in February. Created by Kagiso Lediga and starring Pearl Thusi, the spy-thriller marked the beginning of the global streaming giant’s investment in Africa. Soon after Queen Sono’s global release, the streaming company recently announced ...

MGM To Roll Out SVOD Service In South Africa

In an effort to expand its catalogue of TV shows and movies internationally, the famed Hollywood studio, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), has announced that it will be launching a new SVOD and film service that will debut soon in South ...

COVID-19 In Africa: Netflix To Decrease Streaming Bitrate In South Africa

Netflix has confirmed that it will be reducing its streaming bitrate for South African subscribers in order to decrease congestion on networks. The change is being implemented to reduce congestion on local networks as more viewers use Netflix due to ...

COVID-19 In Africa: MultiChoice Adds Live News Channels To Showmax During Lockdown

DStv Now revealed last week that it would be making various 24-hour news channels available on its platform to viewers amid the on-going global coronavirus pandemic. Both subscribers and non-subscribers would now be able to stream the news channels and ...

Amazon Prime Video To Offer Free Streaming For Kids Content During South Africa’s COVID-19 Lockdown

With millions of children worldwide sitting at home during the growing coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has announced that it will play its part by making its kids content including series and movies available for free on its global streaming service, including ...

Netflix, Amazon And YouTube Reduce Streaming Quality To Minimise Network Strain Amid COVID-19

Netflix, Amazon and YouTube are reducing the quality of their video streams in an effort to ensure that networks across Africa and Europe can handle the increased usage amid the global coronavirus outbreak. The three companies, along with Microsoft, Apple ...

Netflix Exploring Mobile-Only Subscriptions For Africa - Reports

Last year, Netflix announced that it would be introducing mobile-only plans in its India operations, with cheaper subscription prices set at approximately half of the standard price. A few months following the rollout of this plan, Netflix shared some sentiments ...

Netflix Set To Excite Global Audience With African Spy Thriller

Netflix is planning to excite its global audiences with a show that is run by a South African spy. The series is called Queen Sono and follows the adventures of an African spy who fights against crime like a superhero ...