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VOD Service Starz Play Arabia Expands to North Africa

The subscription video streaming service Starz Play Arabia has teamed up with Maroc Telecom and Vodafone Egypt to reach mobile subscribers in North Africa. Starz Play features several Hollywood titles in movies, documentaries, children’s entertainment, TV series from the US and Arabic content in full HD and 4K for the Vodafone Egypt customers. The service offers various Hollywood and Arabic …

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PrideTV to launch South Africa’s first LGBT VOD channel

PrideTV has recently announced launching another first in South Africa, a video on demand platform for LGBT community. The channel will tell stories from Africa’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. PrideTV costs R79 a month and R790 for 12 months that includes two months free subscription. They launched over 200 titles for now, and …

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Vodacom’s VOD, Video Play services to expand in Africa

After attracting over 80,000 users in South Africa, Vodacom plans to expand its video-on-demand (VOD) services, Video Play to other countries in Africa now. The launch comes backed by a mobile app launch in August 2015 by Vodacom, which has experienced quite good response than anticipated. Video Play is a little different than other VOD …

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Global Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Market to reach USD 79.38 billion by 2020

Global Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Market was valued at USD 24.94 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach USD 79.38 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 18.1% from 2014 to 2020 The Global IPTV Market is fueled by declining cost of IPTV services, a rise in global Facebook subscribers, demand for video-on-demand …

MTN Nigeria launches a digital TV and OTT TV service

MTN Nigeria recently launched a converged digital TV and over-the-top (OTT) video on demand service in the city of Jos, according to media reports in the region. It’s understood the service is providing viewers with a mix of local and international content, accessible traditionally or over VoD. An MTN spokesman told South African publication TechCentral …

Users break record by downloading 450,000 apps from Tuluntulu

Users have downloaded 450 000 apps from Tuluntulu, an African mobile VOD service, in less than two years since its inception, the South African-based mobile VOD firm announced on Monday. Launched in August 2014, Tuluntulu targets audiences in Africa, and globally, with African focused content delivered on its mobile content platform. The Tuluntulu app can …

With an increase of 55% over the next 5 years, video will account for majority of mobile traffic

According to the 2016 Ericsson Mobility Report, video will account for 70% of all mobile traffic by 2021, an increase of 55% over the next 5 years. The report states that it’s the increased practice of embedding video content on web pages and social network feeds that is helping to drive the growth in traffic …

ZAP taps ARRIS for nDVR, VOD

ZAP, a television service provider in sub-Saharan Africa, has chosen the APEX3000 from ARRIS Group to enable delivery of its network DVR (nDVR) and video on demand services. Service providers like ZAP face increasing demand for narrowcast channels to support growing consumer entertainment desires, such as expanded VOD libraries and nDVR, and APEX3000 increases channel capacity …

Africa’s IPTV Base to Hit 1.57 Million by 2018 End

Strong Internet protocol TV (IPTV) take-up in Nigeria will spur the continent’s rise in paid subscription by 482% to 1.57 million by the end of 2018 as per report. Nigeria is forecast to sustain 675,000 IPTV subscribers by the end of 2018, due in part to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment by companies such as IPNX which hopes …

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