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Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates


Netflix has started delivering on its mobile games promises

It was not so long ago that we learnt that Netflix was going to be pivoting into the mobile games market. Netflix seems to have hit the ground running after the announcement. The company has now started to deliver on its word. Those in Poland were recently invited to play two new mobile games whose […]


SABC is planning to launch its own VOD platform

South Africa’s state broadcaster might be struggling to make people pay for the licence fees just like ZBC but it seems this is where the similarities end. While our own broadcaster has been a perennial disappointment that makes promises that it cannot keep, SABC has made some noteworthy achievements. Not only are they on track […]


Netflix’s featured film, Monster Hunter, is totally, unwatchable

These days chances are if you open your Netflix app you are either confronted with Monster Hunter or the latest instalment of Tomb Raider-the one without Angelina Jolie. Neither films are particularly new. Monster Hunter is a forgettable film from last year that was an unlikely Box Office success while Tomb Raider is an unremarkable […]


Another Disney Channel is set to leave the DStv platform

If you have children you might have noticed that the Disney XD the channel is no longer available on DStv. It hasn’t been available since September last year. The eagle-eyed will also notice that Fox Life also left DStv about the same time. Now it’s happening again. Fox channel, another Disney owned channel will no […]


Does OpenView HD really have the capacity to block Zim decoders?

Ever since we heard that OpenView was planning on blocking those of their decoders that are being used outside South Africa a lot of Zimbos who rely on this platform for entertainment have been on edge. Most are worried that they will just wake up one day to a black screen. This has led to […]


Wadiwa Wepamoyo S2 coming September!

You know something is good…or bad when memes are made out of it. I mean who can forget the iconing ‘Ndeipi’ line. And thats the sort of treatment Wadiwa Wepamoyo got in it’s season debut. Well this local drama is bringing us an encore next month!


Showmax Pro to stream EPL, La Liga & more but only SA will get UCL

After the successful live streaming of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Showmax Pro will be bringing the world’s best football to its subscribers. Showmax Pro is the only streaming service in Africa to stream all matches of the English Premier League (EPL), La Liga and Serie A and the DStv Premiership, courtesy of SuperSport. The new […]


Can free satellite TV services like OpenView get an operating licence in Zim?

Free-to-air satellite service OpenView yesterday said that it would start blocking decoders that are outside of South Africa. The reason they cited was that they are only licenced to operate in SA. OpenView also said that it would be expanding to other African countries at a later date which we assume will mean that it […]


OpenView to start blocking decoders that are outside South Africa

Popular free-to-air satellite TV provider OpenView which offers a range of channels like eTV, SABC, France 24 and more is going to be blocking decoders that are outside South Africa. Chatter of this surfaced on WhatsApp and we reached out to Openview to verify the messages that were circulating and this is the response we […]


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