Video-On-Demand

Apr 06, 2020  |  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 ...


Apr 01, 2020  |  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 ...


Mar 31, 2020  |  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 ...


Mar 31, 2020  |  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 ...

Netflix To Charge Nigerians And Kenyans In Local Currency - Reports

The global video-on-demand streaming service, Netflix, has announced that it will be implementing new ways to make it easier for subscribers to pay and renew their subscriptions. In Nigeria and Kenya, Netflix will now begin charging customers in their local ...

New Local Video Streaming Platform Launches In South Africa

Caxton, a South African media platform, has successfully launched a new video streaming service, Spectrum, across 73 of its local news websites. Spectrum aims to offer relatable content on a hyper-local level, ensuring that South Africa’s advertising spend remains within ...

Airtel Changes Zambia’s Video Streaming Experience

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has changed the video streaming experience for its subscribers by rolling out Airtel TV. Speaking at the recent launch, Airtel’s Marketing Director Hussam Baday said that Airtel is committed to bringing innovative services and that the ...

New DStv Streaming Service Could Cost As Little As Netflix – Report

MultiChoice is expected to roll out its standalone DStv Now streaming service before the end of March 2020. The company currently allows its subscribers to stream content using its DStv Now online platform, but this method still requires the user ...

SVOD Subscriptions To Skyrocket In Africa -Report

Revenues from Africa’s SVOD services are set to increase drastically over the next five years.  According to a study from Digital TV Research, revenues will reach roughly US$1.06 billion by 2025, up from the US$183 million that was generated in ...