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Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

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Zim’s first WhatsApp exclusive drama is going to be like a family Group Chat

Is this going to change content consupmtion in Zim?


What does it take to make a locally produced film or series?

The trials of the people looking to make it in on the small and silver screen.


Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a million times better than the 2017 release

You won’t even feel the 4hr runtime


Get your own account to keep watching – Netflix

The password sharing days might be coming to an end


Was Batman Vs Superman (BvS) really that bad?

It was a mess but it wasn’t boring…


Showmax’s Crime and Justice is both different and familiar

Definetly worth a watch.


Netflix will now auto-download content you’ll like

Netflix has announced a new feature calle Downloads for You which will auto-download shows that match up with your tastes and watch history


Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is free to view on YouTube

Netflix has made the Aaron Sorkin written and directed Trial of the Chicago 7 free to watch on its official YouTube page for the weekend


We need to talk about that Snyder Cut trailer

The trailer for the Snyder Cut is out, we finally ger to see Zack Snyder’s vision for the film and boy… do we have a lot to talk about


DStv has launched Honey, a pan-African lifestyle channel

DStv has announced the launch of Honey, a Pan-Africa lifestyle channel that will explore the diversity of Africa from relationships to reality shows


Zim govt to collect VAT from Netflix subscription fees

The Zimbabwean government will now be collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) on Netflix subscriptions starting March 5th 2021.


Bridgerton is a fanciful Shonda Rhimes Netflix production starring a Zimbabwean

One of the few reasons to tolerate Bridgerton is that a Zimbabwean is part of the main cast but in my opinion, it offers little else.


Amazon Prime Video launches US$1.21 mobile-only package in India

Amazon Prime has announced that it is launching mobile-only packages in India, this is, of course, compete with Netflix in the country.


The Mandalorian was 2020’s most pirated TV-Show

Disney’s The Mandalorian was the most pirated tv-show in 2020 ahead of Rick and Morty, The Boys and Westworld.


Strive Masiyiwa appointed to Netflix board of directors

Netflix has added Strive Masiyiwa to its board of directors after the departure of Susan Rice who is joining the Biden Administration.


African media house Kugali partners with Disney on animated series

African media House Kugali Kugali has partnered up with Disney Animated Studios on an animated series called Iwájú which will air on Disney+ in 2022.


Skyworth 55″ 4K TV review: a bargain for the specs and features it offers

If you are in the market for a 55-inch TV, then the Skyworth 55UB7500 is worth considering.


Horror movies to kick back to during this Halloween weekend

Image credit: History.com Halloween is here, although we don’t see any trick or treaters in these parts, Halloween is for me an occasion to go through the horror movie archives and pick one or two enjoy on the day. I’ll admit that the horror genre isn’t for everyone, some would call it an acquired taste. […]


BancABC & NashTV team up for a dancehall vs traditional live show

BancABC and NashTV have joined forces for a Dancehall vs Traditional live show. The event looks like a promotional event for BancABC’s domestic remittance service City Hopper. This I think is an interesting move by BancABC. NashTV is a good partner because of the success of its Color Vibes unfiltered artist experience that was held […]


Sony Music appoints Taponeswa Mavunga as Director of Africa

Sony Music UK has appointed Zimbabwean Taponeswa Mavunga as Director of Africa. Mavunga will be responsible for supporting artists within Africa to develop relationships, identify opportunities and increase the visibility of UK signed artists across Africa. Before joining Sony, Mavunga previously held the position of Head of Publicity at Columbia UK. In that position, she […]


Netflix launches mobile-only subscription in Nigeria

Netflix is trying to increase its presence on the continent. The hurdles to that expansion have been the price of the packages as well as the availability of broadband. These factors have kept the service limited only to those who can afford the packages and have access to the internet. In light of this Netflix […]


Batman Unburied, a scripted narrative series coming to Spotify

Image Credit: Jim Lee/DC In June, Spotify and Warner Bros. announced a multi-year partnership to produce original Podcasts. These podcasts will be scripted narrative audio series featuring popular DC characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and more. The first series to come out from this partnership is titled, Batman Unburied. The narrative series will be […]