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Multichoice Launches Showmax Pro: What’s New?

Multichoice has announced the launch of Showmax Pro which will expand the offering available on the Video on Demand (VoD) platform. Initially, Pro will only be available in Nigeria and Kenya. So what do you get over the standard Showmax? In addition to the movies, and shows already existing on Showmax, the Pro offering adds […]

How to legally enjoy free Korean Drama series, movies and more

I will be honest, I tend to brand Korean drama series and movies as infantile, over emotional crap productions. There are lots of tears, hyperbolic plots that are as predictable as sunrise and sunset and worst of all banal captions (subtitles) in questionable English. My wife, sisters and sisters in law cannot get enough of […]

TelOne applies for broadcasting licence

In April, we wrote about TelOne’s plans to launch a video streaming broadband package for its ADSL and fibre customers. Today, a notice was published in one of the national newspapers showing the details of an application made by TelOne for a broadcasting licence. The licence being applied for it specifically for a Video on Demand […]

Live streaming service is now available to DStv Compact and Compact plus subscribers

Today, DStv Now updated their streaming service to allow customers on Compact and Compact plus packages to access entertainment on the go. Previously, the service was only available to customers on the Premium package of DStv. This is a good move by DStv as it allows them to keep people on their television network that want to […]

MTN shuts down VU streaming service

Remember MTN’s streaming service called Frontrow? We wrote about it here a few times after it launched. It launched at a time when suddenly it seemed everyone had woken up to streaming. MTN introduced Frontrow in December 2014, Naspers followed a few months later with ShowMax , and then soon after Strive Masiyiwa announced Kwese. […]

African VOD service ShowMax adds new content, challenges Netflix’s domination

It wasn’t too long ago we reported on ShowMax, the NASPERS owned video-on-demand (VOD) service doubling its active users in the first part of 2016 from 5 million active users to 10 million active users. This has now been followed up by the expansion of its international catalog to include South African content. ShowMax which is available […]

Showmax is the best VOD service in Africa right now, and here’s why

Despite these circumstances, it’s still possible to identify the one VOD service that has emerged as the best-placed VOD content provider for Africa. Right now that spot belongs to Showmax.

Wabona and the internet opportunity for pay-per-view video streaming in Africa

We were recently in touch with Simukayi Mukuna, one of the two co-founders of a new pay-per-view video streaming service called Wabona. The service was launched in beta in November last year, and the Wabona team has since been accepted into a 88mph startup incubator in South Africa. it was great opportunity therefore for us to hear out their perspectives and plans withe the service.

Econet to spend 1 million Euro on broadband and voice optimisation

Mobile network monitoring and optimization solutions provider, Astellia, announced today that they have signed a EUR 1 million agreement with Econet Wireless Zimbabwe. According to the announcement, Econet will deploy an Astellia solution to monitor network performance for its mobile broadband and voice services and will also have a team of Astellia consultants to provide expert support.