Tag: Movie Piracy

This Popcorn Time option has just made streaming movies a lot easier

A lot of us who are familiar with the movie streaming service Popcorn Time know how access to it requires an app. Now a site called Popcorn Time In Your Browser is letting you do that straight from the site, no downloads or setups asked. Just visit the site, find your movie, click, and start watching a movie in HD.

What did you just say about paying for content? “It’s not my policy…”

  I am a thief. I have been for a while. In fact, when I stop to think of it, I fear that my children might inherit the inclination to engage in this nefarious activity of mine. Looking back in my internal memory I can’t seem to pinpoint any ONE event or activity that led […]

(April Fools) DStv reduces bouquet prices as MultiChoice buckles under pressure

If you make the right amount of noise your cries just might be heard. Well, that’s the lesson from MultiChoice anyway. The media giant has reduced the prices of its DStv bouquets across all African markets. With effect from the 1st of May 2015, the prices of all DStv packages will be drastically reduced. Some packages […]

Multichoice Zimbabwe announces new bouquet prices for DStv

For The Latest DSTV Prices As Of November 2016 Go Here Just two days ago it was confirmed that Multichoice, the Naspers owned Pay TV service would be effecting a price increase on its DStv bouquets. It has become the norm actually (they have tagged it as an “Annual Price Increase”), with DStv Zimbabwe, like every […]

It’s hello and goodbye to Popcorn Time in less than a week

So, less than a week later, the magic that was Popcorn Time is gone. It was too good to last, and last it didn’t. “Popcorn Time is shutting down today.” said the developers in a goodbye post published on their website yesterday. The reason? Not because we ran out of energy, commitment, focus or allies. […]

Two people convicted for the piracy of local drama Sabhuku Vhara Zipi

Last week two street disk vendors from Chitungwiza: Daniel Maramba and Christine Nemakonde were convicted for pirating the local Shona drama Vharazipi 2 and fined $300 each by Harare Magistrate Tendai Mahwe. According to the report in the local press the two will serve a sentence of  6 months in lieu of the fine should […]

Crowdfunding and business smarts could have saved Gringo film from piracy losses

So the Gringo investors are yet to recoup their $50 000 because of piracy. Well, if they had stopped to consider all options before releasing their film perhaps they would have made a profit before production started.

The infamous pirate Jack Sparrow plagues local ISPs

It feels like yesterday when l was starting up an experiential marketing business. One of my clients was Ster Kinekor Theatres. I vividly remember the regional GM regularly flying into Zim for reconnaissance meetings; each time we ran through the SWOT analysis one bugger kept popping up! Ster Kinekor HQ (South Africa) placed a bounty on this bugger by bringing in SAFACT (Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft) but it seemed like no one gave a hoot locally. After carrying out a research survey we ‘discovered’ that approximately 60% of our market were buying movies on the street, at Avondale or the Village flee market…Those were interesting times…it appears as if they’ve taken a new twist.