Content Streaming Services

Jan 22, 2021  |  NIGERIA: Showmax Teams Up With MTN Nigeria On Mobile Data Deal

Streaming service Showmax and MTN Nigeria have partnered up to launch a special data deal for mobile subscribers to stream 25 hours’ worth of movies, sports, series, kids’ shows and more. This offer will give access to Showmax’s full catalogue ...


Jan 21, 2021  |  International: Netflix Surpasses 200 Million Subscribers

Global streaming service Netflix has reached a significant milestone this week, they topped subscriber growth expectations in the past quarter and surpassed the 200 million mark in subscribers worldwide. This achievement comes as most of the world is confined at ...


Jan 04, 2021  |  Entertainment Platform "Monsooq" by Mondia Enters The Nigerian Market

First introduced into South Africa, Mondia has announced it, second African market entrant, with the introduction of Monsooq into the Nigerian market.   In a statement, Mondia said it is confident that Nigeria - being Africa's mainstream entertainment content hub ...


Dec 16, 2020  |  DStv Finally Adds Amazon Prime Video To Explora Ultra Decoder

Multichoice DStv has announced that with its recently launched Explora Ultra decoder, Amazon Prime Video has now been included on the platform. This, according to a statement from Multichoice, means that DStv customers that have Prime membership will now be ...


Disney+ Wants 350 Million Paid Subs By 2024, Aims To Outspend Netflix On Content

Disney has announced that it will seek to put its content streaming services as the strategic driver of its key ambitions from now on. Unveiling the plan during the Investor Day presentation, Disney said it now wants to reach 350 ...

DStv South Africa Launches Standalone Streaming Service - Reports

According to industry reports, DStv South Africa has now launched the long-talked-about standalone streaming platform that allows subscribers to access "the full DStv experience" without needing a satellite connection.   Recall that earlier in the year, Broadcast Media Africa and ...

"No Going Back On 30% Local Content On Streaming Platforms" - South African Govt.

The South African government says it is serious with the proposed requirement of thirty per cent local content on streaming platforms operating in the country. This will impact on all international streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple+ ...

TelkomOne Streaming Service - What's Featured?, What's Missing? And Where It's Going?

TelkomOne, the recently launched subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) and streaming platform owned by Telkom South Africa was put through a review by "TV with Thinus" to check its main features; what it is missing and its forward intentions.   Accordingly, it ...

Showmax Rated 2nd Most Watched Streaming Service In South Africa

JustWatch - the international streaming guide and rating service - have recently released its viewing figures for streaming platforms in South Africa. The figures, covering the third quarter of 2020 showed that Netflix is the leading streaming platform in South ...

South Africa: SABC and Telkom Get Together To Remake Content Streaming Market

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Telkom South Africa have announced that they are entering a strategic commercial partnership with to drive the success of the new OTT streaming platform "TelkomONE".   Announcing the five-year partnership to the media ...

Multichoice Launches "Free Showmax" Streaming For The South African Market

A free version of Showmax - the Multichoice streaming platform - has been launched for the South African market, according to news reporting. With this offering, Showmax consumers can access some content on the platform without the need for a ...

SABC Issues Request For Information (RFI) For OTT Media Streaming Platform

Following our reporting that the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation is set to launch its own streaming platform early next year, the organisation have now issued an official Request for Information (RFI) document for the service.   In the RFI document, ...

South Africa: Telkom Video Streaming Platform Expected To Launch On Nov. 5 2020

Telkom, the South African fixed-line infrastructure and services provider, have announced that its long-awaited video streaming platform called TelkomONE will be launched on Thursday, Nov. 5.   According to Ms Wanda Mkhize, the company executive in charge of the platform, ...

South Africa: DStv's Netflix Deal In Abeyance, As It Goes Under Investigation

The South African Competition Commission has started an investigation into the planned deal between Multichoice and global streaming platforms, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, to see if and how it could breach the country's competition rules and regulations.   Under ...