Video-On-Demand

Oct 13, 2020  |  Telkom South Africa To Launch Own Video Streaming Platform

Telkom, a large provider of wireline and wireless telecommunications services in  South Africa, has announced it is launching its video-on-demand (VOD) streaming platform. Named "TelkomONE", it is set to be launched on the 30th November 2020. According to the Telkom ...


Oct 01, 2020  |  VOD: Africa's Subscriber Video-On-Demand (SVOD) Market Is Set To Grow Four-Fold - Analyst!

A report from Digital TV Research is forecasting that Africa' video-on-demand (VOD) industry will see a quadrupling of subscribers by 2025. According to the report, modelling indicates Africa will grow its subscriber video on demand (SVOD) base to 12.96 million ...


Sep 02, 2020  |  Netflix Drives For New Subscribers - Offer Free Titles As Marketing Ploy

Global streaming giant Netflix is driving to add more to its existing 190+ million subscribers globally and has decided to offer ten free-to-watch titles to entice new subscribers. Netflix has set up a dedicated free-to-watch page that would help with ...


Sep 01, 2020  |  IROKO TV Subscribers Down By 70%, Company Seeks To Refocus Outside Africa

IROKO, the Nigerian video-on-demand company is reportedly shedding 150 jobs, as it also looks toward North America and Europe to help starve-off the loses it is currently experiencing.   Disrupt Africa.com reported that between April and July 2020, IROKO had ...


Airtel TV Spreading Its Wings With More African Content Added To Platform

Airtel TV in Nigeria says it is ploughing ahead with increasing its content portfolio with more Afro-centric content, and it is going forward with adding channels such as the African Movie Channel (AMC Movies), the AMC Series and Nolly Africa ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...