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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. […]


Local filmmakers submissions for European Film Festival Zimbabwe 2021 are open

The European Film Festival Zimbabwe 2021 is calling on all filmmakers from across Zimbabwe and in the diaspora (Europe/Africa) for the second edition of the Bioskop Zimbabwe Short Film Competition. The competition is open to all genres of film (animation, documentary, live-action). Films will be judged based on content and creativity, as well as technical […]


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 […]


FileLinked, a popular Android sideloading service goes down, here are some alternatives

It seems Filelinked is no longer working. If you’ve never heard of FileLinked, it is an app that made it easy for people to install Android Apps that are not available in the official stores. It was especially popular in the streaming and Android TV Box community where it was one of the most installed […]


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 […]


Frustrated SABC turns to debt collectors to force people to pay licence fees

Last month we talked about how SABC, just like our own doomed ZBC TV, is finding it hard to convince people to pay their licence fees. It seems this has not changed and now SABC seems to be trying a new strategy to induce people to pay. They are sending out SMS to all those […]


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 […]


The upcoming version of WordPress will support WebP

I don’t often write about WordPress, the popular CMS (content management system) that powers both Techzim and all the sites I work with but today I decided to make an exception as I couldn’t contain my excitement. The next coming version of WordPress, version 5.8 which is coming out on 20 July, will have native […]


Where and how to watch Euro 2020 matches

The delayed European Championships (Euro 2020) started in earnest last night when Italy the hosts crashed hapless Turkey. The final score was 3:0 in favour of Italy. Over the next 30 days, 50 matches will be played all of which will be broadcast live on various platforms. So which one is more suited to you? […]


Get up to 50% discount on your Showmax subscription, here is how

The maths checks out. This is a good deal.


DStv South Africa launches T.U.M.I the chatbot

The bots are taking over!


Netflix might be forced to reduce its South African library to comply with the law

At least it’s not a statutory Instrument


Zim Multichoice Talent Factory graduate now has a film on Showmax

A couple of months ago Multichoice announced that its Talent Factory (MTF) Class of 2020 was finally going to graduate after the pandemic slowed down proceedings. The MTF Class of 2020 had 60 graduates and among them were two Zimbabweans, Nelson Madzima and Nkosilesisa Ncube. In what is a fantastic turn of events one of […]


Top 10 Zim YouTube channels: earnings, views & subscribers

YouTube has been a revelation for the liberalisation of content creation the world over. In Zimbabwe, it took power out of the hands of the monopoly that is the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and handed it down to anyone who has a camera and data. So I thought it would be interesting to look at […]


DStv’s Showmax is going to be streaming Euro 2020 matches

DStv’s Showmax will be streaming all 51 Euro 2020 matches which start on the 11th of June and end on the 11th of July 2021


How and where to watch the Friends Reunion special

The One where they get back togeth


Apple Music ups the ante with free lossless audio

Something for the snobs.


ZERO DATA: Techzim is now free, no data needed!!

Now you can access Techzim even when you don’t have data. For now, this is only possible on the Econet network but we hope to extend this to NetOne and Telecel in the near future. Important to note If you have a general mobile data bundle, accessing Techzim will use that bundle first. This is […]


YouTube Music to challenge Spotify & Apple Music in Zim?

YT Music vs Spotify vs Apple Music


Just like ZBC, SABC is still finding it hard to make people pay TV licences too

Taxation without representation is tyranny.


Neria 2021: A welcome update for the modern age or unnecessary?

A Zimbabwean classic getting a refresh…


Beware of the DStv gift card scam

Stay on your toes ladies and gentlemen… The scammers are getting craftier


It’s true, Spotify really sucks for musicians

Singing for a song.


Watch HSTV Documentary: Mbare Hostels, A forgotten people

From the horse’ mouth.


Senditoo partners with Star FM to takeover Tilder Live & more

Senditoo is giving yet another lesson on brand awareness…