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Showmax begins sports streaming for its South-African users

Showmax, the South-African video-on-demand service starts streaming of sports content that includes SuperSport Rugby Challenge matches and the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. The trial bunch of sports streaming is priced at R99 (US $15). CEO Niclas Ekdahl Commented: “We’ve been delivering TV series and movies for almost four years and continue to see strong …

Showmax says Good Bye to the Polish Market

The Naspers SVOD platform Showmax is all set to shut its operation in Poland. The company will be focusing on the African market. The video streaming service was launched in February last year with local partnerships with Play, T-Mobile, and Vectra. spearheaded by former Google executive Maciej Sojka, the Warsaw-based localized service offered international and …

European SVOD market to boom by 2022

As per reports, European SVOD market to hit $6.8 billion mark in 2022, up from $3.9 billion in 2017. The primary factors contributing to this humongous growth are the growing prominence of OTT players such as Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. With the debut of international OTT services such as HBO, Showmax, etc. and the local …

Polish SVOD market transformed by Netflix, Showmax, and Amazon Prime

Polish internet users are quite catching up when it comes to online video consumption as 94% of Polish internet users watch long-form videos with 24% watching daily. According to study, users who watch videos on a daily basis are aged 15-24 (29%) and 25-34 (28%); and men represented more than women. Also, studies reveal that …

VOD and Fibre-optic Internet subscription boost parallelly in Kenya

Following the aggressive investment in expanding internet connection to Kenyan households, fiber-optic internet subscriptions almost tripled in 2017. The growing residential fiber connections have been associated with the advent of over-the-top content providers in Kenya. VOD services have been growing in Kenya and currently, Showmax, iFlix, iROKOtv, and Amazon Prime Video have a prominent presence …

ShowMax offered on Xbox One

ShowMax app is to be available on Xbox One platform which will let subscribers stream TV and movies. This is a huge step towards growth of its video subscription business. It aims to compete against the streaming giant Netflix since it will offer exclusive content based on its licensing agreements with MultiChoice that Netflix does …

Video streaming service DEOD launched in South Africa

DEOD (Digital Entertainment on Demand) has been introduced in South Africa bringing more competition to Netflix and Showmax in the African region. Discover Digital divulged the video-on-demand (VOD) entertainment player last month. It’s offering includes a mix of new-release movies available to rent as well as on-demand older titles, documentaries, children’s programmes, series and a …

VOD Service launched by Discover Digital in South Africa

A new Video-on-demand service is being launched by Discover Digital in South Africa to rival Netflix and Showmax. The new Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) service will let Discover Digital collaborate with regional telecommunications operators in the domestic market as well as in other African countries. Its making an entry into a market where not …

South Africa’s ShowMax to launch in Europe with localization in Poland

The South African media giant Naspers is all set to expand its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service in ShowMax, starting from Poland with a localized version of its service. “This new service is closely tailored to local needs, with a strong focus on Polish content – including original productions commissioned by ShowMax,” said ShowMax. The new subscription …

Netflix users on average finished an entire season in a week

Watching of multiple episodes of TV series in a row has become a part of the TV experience, and is being driven by Subscription Video on Demand services. A survey compiled by Netflix found that its users on average finished an entire season in a week. They also found that not all series were devoured …

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