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Half of Middle East Subs would Switch Operator for Unlimited Video 22 December 2016

According to an independent research from Openwave Mobility, over 50% of Middle Eastern subscribers would switch their carriers to the one offering an uncapped video streaming service. The research also found out that subscribers blamed mobile operators for poor streaming quality. Mobile data in the Middle East and Africa has been growing at a phenomenal rate of increasing …

US ad spending on broadcast TV increases 24 November 2016

According to a recent Nielsen report, ad spending on broadcast TVs with predominantly black audiences has increased by 255% between 2011 and 2015. African-American–themed shows dominate the small screen in recent broadcast season. Nielsen characterizes having more than 50% of black viewers. In the recent time period of 2014 to 2015, ad spends on programming with predominant black audience increased …

Bounce TV brings a new SVOD service – Brown Sugar 22 November 2016

The African-American broadcast network Bounce TV is all set to launch its new subscription VOD platform Brown Sugar, which will contain a library of classic black films. The service available for $3.99 a month will cover everything from Shaft to The Mack and will be available to web as well as iOS and Android mobile users. …

Vodacom to launch a new VOD service 21 November 2016

South Africa’s biggest mobile operator has announced plans to soon launch an on-demand video streaming service in the first quarter of 2017 in partnership with MultiChoice. The new OTT service will provide linear TV programming on-demand, transnational video on demand, and subscription video on demand. The content on the new service will be available from …

Mobile video to grow 50% year-on-year 16 November 2016

According to a latest forecast by the Ericsson Mobility Report, there will be 550 million 5G subscriptions in 2022. North America will lead the uptake in 5G subscriptions with about a quarter of all mobile subscriptions are expected to be for 5G in 2022. Asia Pacific is expected to be the second fastest growing region for 5G …

Mobile broadband connections in Africa to reach 1 billion by 2021 16 November 2016

According to an Ovum study, there will be 1 billion mobile broadband connections in Africa by 2021, including 157.4 million 4G LTE connections. The research also found out fixed broadband connections to also increase significantly over the coming years, from about 13.78 million in 2016 to 19.97 million by 2021. The research also stated that the …

Netflix is planning to go Offline in some Countries 07 November 2016

In a recent interview with CNBC, The chief content officer at Netflix said that Netflix, world’s most popular OTT platform is “now looking at” the content download option in some developing countries, so that it becomes easier for viewers to access content at their convenience. However, there is no confirmation whether this feature is rolling out any …

Afrostream to Launch a SVOD Service for Francophone Africa 03 November 2016

Afrostream, an OTT TV Platform that aims to be the Netflix for Afro-American and French films is all set for its major international expansion in 24 countries across French-speaking Africa. Afrostream will expand outside Europe as it is currently available in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the French overseas DOM-TOMs only. The service offers a mix of Afro-American, African, Caribbean …

Video viewing on Mobile has doubled in the Last Year, in Africa 28 October 2016

According to a recent report from Sandvine, video requests on mobile networks in Africa has doubled in the last one year increasing from 8.6% to 18.1%. YouTube continues to be the tops video on demand app in both Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and will drive major video traffic in Africa in next 18 months. “The rapid …

Trace to launch an SVOD Service – Trace Play 24 October 2016

According to CEO Olivier Laouchez, the youth focused international media group – Trace TV is all set to launch its much awaited SVOD service named Trace Play by the end of this year. The new SVOD service will be available in two languages – English and French and will cater in 100 countries including major territories …

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