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Netflix set to launch US$3.99 mobile-only plan across Africa

Netflix is set to launch a mobile-only subscription plan across Sub-Saharan Africa according to a report by News24. This is after Netflix had tested the concept in Nigeria, and South Africa last year. The world biggest streaming service will now put itself in direct competition with DStv’s Showmax with regard to offering a mobile-only service. […]


DStv may soon let you pay for channels you want to watch

After 25 years of boxing customers into packages depending on their tax bracket, it looks like Multichoice has finally seen the light. In a report by News24, the paid TV service is testing out “unbundling” its entertainment, sports, and movie channels in what is being called “DStv Flex”. What this essentially means is that you […]


Local comedian “Tha Slick Pastor” lands Netflix deal

Tha Slick Pastor who’s real name is Nigel Maritinyu has become the second Zimbabwean this month to land a deal with Netflix to feature in a movie according to a report by New Zimbabwe. The first was socialite Lorraine Guyo who announced that she will be starring in a Netflix Original Film called “The Bad […]


Invincible Review: Amazon clearly doesn’t want us to trust a Superman-like figure

If you’ve watched The Boys (which is another show on Amazon Prime Video) then you are familiar with Homelander and what he is all about. And in the network’s newest superhero show Invincible, a common theme has emerged. Amazon doesn’t want us to trust a Superman-like figure or as a Reddit post I saw when […]


Two Zim content creators have been selected to make a Disney movie

Two Zimbabwean content creators Pious Nyenyewa and Tafadzwa Hove have been selected to be a part of the Disney’s “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire” African Anthology. The two were picked along with 12 other African content creators to make ten short films for Disney’s streaming service. Disney’s selection process was curated by Cape Town animation house […]


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…


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.