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MGM launches SVOD service in South Africa 31 March 2020

  The famous Hollywood studio, MGM, with its SVOD service, debuts in South Africa in partnership with mobile operator Vodacom. With the intention of expanding internationally, the famed media company will now stream its TV shows and movies on-demand.  The “MGM” branded SVOD streaming platform will be available as a part of the Video Play …

Indian OTT giant Eros Now launch in South Africa 10 November 2017

Eros International Plc, who pioneer the Indian film industry in India, has announced that Eros Now, its (Over-the-Top) OTT platform will enter the South African market through a strategic partnership with the telecommunications provider, Telecel Global Pty. Eros Now will be available to Telecel customers as a bundled service with their prepaid and postpaid data …

Cell C unveils ‘Black’, its new VOD platform 03 November 2017

Cell C revealed its new video-on-demand (VOD) platform ‘Black’ for the first time. Its launch is scheduled on 14 November and will function as a separate division within Cell C which is focused on delivering entertainment and content. Interestingly, it will be available to any consumer with an Internet connection, and not just Cell C …

Spotify speculated to be launched soon in South Africa 14 September 2017

Spotify is expected to launch in South Africa in the upcoming months as per reports. South Africa streaming revenue has grown massively in the last year and has seen a growth of US$ 1.87 million in 2015 to US$ 8.15 million in 2016 according to a report from International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Spotify …

Music Streaming Mobile app JOOX in SA 08 August 2017

A music streaming app JOOX that lets South Africans stream and download music has been launched by Tencent Africa. This app will include functionalities like hundreds of local music playlists and soundtracks for every mood. This app will offer free and paid music experiences to users along with offline music listening feature as well that …

OTT revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa expected to reach US$640MN by 2022 27 June 2017

According to Digital TV Research, In Sub-Saharan Africa, over-the-top (OTT) movies and TV content revenues are expected to hit US$640 million by 2022 Over-the-top (OTT) movies and TV content revenues will reach US$640 million in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2022. South Africa will account for 40% of revenues whereas Nigeria will account for 21% The driving …

Consumer behavior being affected by VOD 26 June 2017

Senior Account Manager, Luca Dignam gives insights on how the increase in consumers opting for video-on-demand (VOD) is changing the viewing habits in South Africa hence making it challenging for marketers to reach their audiences. Some stats from the latest Establishment Survey point out that total TV viewing for all adults is at 89.7%. Viewing …

Video streaming service DEOD launched in South Africa 05 June 2017

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 …

Streaming causing more exposure to African music 15 May 2017

Social media has made it super easy for African artistes to showcase their talents to the world which is great improvement from the past whereby it was literally like a battleground for musicians and their live bands competing against each other to get their socially conscious music across to the audience. Afrobeat has more opportunities …

VOD Service launched by Discover Digital in South Africa 09 May 2017

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 …

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