Tag Archives: Vodacom

BBC Worldwide sealed the pact with Iflix, Vodacom and MTN

BBC Worldwide has signed the SVOD deal with the Malaysian video-on-demand service which is soon to be available in the sub-Saharan Africa. With 150 hours of UK programming, the BBC Worldwide will be offering Top Gear (motoring format), Luther (Cop series) and Citizen Khan (BBCs comedy). Alongside the agreement with Iflix, the BBC Worldwide has [...]

Showmax in partnership with Vodacom for new service

Showmax, the subscription video-on-demand by Naspers, will be providing its subscribers with free Vodacom data, 3 GB in total, for a period of three months. The condition will be applicable to those signing up for Showmax through Vodacom and to existing customers. Chris Savides, Head of Showmax Africa, commented: Internet TV is taking off – [...]

Vodacom seals deal with Diprente Films and reveals comedy channel on Video Play

Video Play, the video-on-demand (VOD) service of Vodacom, is introducing Gunga7.com, a new local comedy channel, to its subscribers. This launch follows an agreement signed between Vodacom and Dipente Films, the production company, for content licensing. With this, the VOD service will see its bouquet expanding to 10 and will include content encompassing news, sports, [...]

ShowMax links up with Vodacom for low-priced internet TV option

ShowMax, the Video-On-Demand service of Naspers, has teamed up with Vodacom, African mobile communications company, to introduce a new internet TV option, ShowMax Select, for its subscribers. The service will be a low-cost one priced 49 ZAR (3.65 USD), monthly on an add-to-bill basis. Subscribers will be served with unlimited access to a collection of [...]

Vodacom collaborates with DStv and ShowMax to launch VOD service

Vodacom, the African mobile telecommunications service, has revealed about the future launch of its video-on-demand (VOD) service in collaboration with DStv and ShowMax. The new video-on-demand platform, Vodacom On Demand will offer mobile streaming to its users. In one app, subscribers will be able to access on demand content and TV services. The launch is [...]

Vodacom reveals VOD plan for Africa

Vodacom, the African mobile communications company in South Africa, is up for the expansion of its video-on-demand (VOD) service Video Play. The news has been revealed by Shameel Joosub, the chief executive officer of Vodacom Africa. Introduced last year in August, the VOD platform has gained in 80,000 users in South Africa. Proffering numerous e.tv [...]

Vodacom introduces Video Play app in South Africa

  Vodacom, the telecom operator from South Africa, has launched an app called Video Play, which uses spare spectrum to play selected video content at lower price. According to Vodacom, subscribers can select content that begins downloading between midnight and 5:00 am when the demand for internet is slower than usual. The telco will also [...]

Vodacom, Naspers in talks for sharing DStv video content

The African mobile communications company, Vodacom , and South African mass media company, Naspers, are reportedly discussing the possibilities of bringing DStv video content through its pay-TV platform MultiChoice to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The exorbitant data costs per megabyte has hampered the uptake and growth of video-on-demand (VOD) and other over-the-top (OTT) [...]

Vodacom plans VOD launch in 2015

The African mobile communications company, Vodacom, announced its plans to launch a video-on-demand (VOD) service in South Africa in 2015, with its strategy closely aligned to its parent company, Vodafone. We get revenues out from the data growth, as well as from the content itself. I think the margins in VOD is not big, but [...]