Category Archives: OTT / VOD

Four South African comedians available on Netflix comedy special

Netflix is bringing together 47 comedians from 13 regions for a stand-up comedy event series that will premiere in 2019. Loyiso Gola, Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa will be representing the African continent.  According to a press release from the streaming company each comedian will perform a half-hour stand-up special, some of which [...]

MTN and StarTimes strike a deal to launch TV App in Uganda

MTN Uganda collaborates with StarTimes Uganda that will see the telecommunications giant offer special promotional MTN TV bundles for viewers to watch the latest StarTimes entertainment, sports and news for as low as 0.51 US dollars (for two hours) and 1.02 US dollars (for four hours) per day using the StarTimes app.  MTN Uganda Chief [...]

BeIN partners with Metrological for OTT and app experiences

BeIN, the Middle-East TV-operating and entertainment company, has chosen Metrological to provide its new integrated TV app experience.The App Store service will be available BeINs Hybrid Satellite and IP legacy and new OTT set-top boxes (STBs) for customers in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. The Executive Director of Commercial Affairs, BeIN Media Group, [...]

WhatsApp drama launched in South Africa

WhatsApp drama, Ukshona Kwelanga launched in South African first is available to smartphone users as from 5 June 2017. The story takes place entirely within WhatsApp subscribers can be a fly on the wall as a fictional familys funeral arrangements unfold via text, voice notes and video. The drama is written by veteran scriptwriter Bongi [...]

YouTube TV adds Telemundo and Universo

Online pay TV service YouTube TV has added seven new channels to its platform, including Telemundo and Universo (NBCUniversal), local media reported. In addition to the Hispanic channels, the service has added AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV, We TV and IFC, and now the exiting offering reached 46 channels. The service offers a basic $35 [...]

Bolivar launches live soccer streaming app

Bolivian team Bolivar has launched a new application called Bolivar TV- to offer live streaming of its home games on mobile devices. Bolivar is the only team of the Bolivian Professional Soccer League (LFPB in Spanish) that did not give up its TV broadcasting rights, so initially it offered some games on YouTube. Now, it has [...]

Nextel Brasil cierra acuerdo con el OTT EI Plus

Nextel Brasil anunció un acuerdo con Esporte Interativo Plus (EI Plus) para ofrecer acceso al servicio de streaming, sin costo, a los clientes móviles con planes PMG y paquetes con precios superiores a R$ 99,00 (USD 31). EI Plus ofrece contenido on demand y en vivo las 24 horas a través de computadoras, tablets y celulares. [...]

Twitter looking for content partnership in the Middle East

Twitter the American social network service express its intention to tie partnership with the middle East in order to offer more live video. Twitter has already announced 12 streaming content like Bloomberg news and PGA tour. Peter Greenberger Twitters global news director declared: “Were looking for events that will be valuable and popular within the [...]

OTT platform ALT Balaji exports its service internationally

ALT Balaji, the OTT platform of Balaji Telefilms has found a large audience abroad, countries with big Indian Diaspora such as UK, Australia and UAE have shown interest for the Indian company. The success of the OTT player is said to be due to its various partnerships for original and exclusive content.  ALT Digital Media [...]

Noam Josephides CEO at Vonetize : Vonetize introduces pay-per-view and offline viewing for OTT in Africa

Q. Can you briefly explain to our readers the various activities of Vonetize? A. Vonetize provides end to end premium VOD and Internet TV services. We are handling both the content side as we have direct content license agreements with all the Hollywood studios and TV networks. Currently we have licenses for 60 countries including almost [...]