29 Nov

Low subscriber numbers and debt kill Cell C Black

Disappointing subscriber numbers and a poorly executed strategy led to the closure of Cell C’s streaming service, Black.

22 Nov

Showmax revamps content, launches mobile app

The company also announced new shows and live sport to go with the platform’s fresh look.

Oct 31, 2019

TV streaming wars intensify as Apple TV+ launches in SA

MultiChoice’s high prices and an increasing number of unhappy customers will lead to viewers switching to the new Apple TV+, predict analysts.

Oct 25, 2019

SABC aspires to take on Netflix, Showmax in OTT space

Analysts believe SABC must sort out its liquidity issues, business model and content before it challenges the established players.

Oct 15, 2019

OTT innovation urged ahead of Disney+, Apple TV+ launch

Local over the top service providers must find innovative ways to ward off international competition, says Nozi Dikgale, media analyst at Africa Analysis.

Oct 11, 2019

Streaming giant Netflix’s market share slumps

A new report on global subscription video-on-demand platforms says Netflix’s market dominance is declining but it remains a leader in original content.

Aug 1, 2019

MultiChoice to merge digital assets as OTT race intensifies

The pay-TV operator looks to consolidate DStv Now and Showmax, after facing stiff competition from Netflix, Amazon Video, Facebook and iFlix.

Jul 18, 2019

Netflix misses forecasts, shares tumble

The streaming services giant misses its targets across all regions and loses US customers for the first time in eight years.

Jul 3, 2019

SA YouTube users can now stream sport

Sport fanatics can stream fitness and sporting content, including the 2019 NBA Finals, Women’s World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations, via YouTube.

Jun 25, 2019

Quality content will save MultiChoice from OTT disruptors

Analysts say MultiChoice should consider entering into new content partnerships to grow its streaming services and increase its appeal to customers.

Jun 18, 2019

MultiChoice sees growth in OTT services

In its maiden results following the JSE listing, the pay-TV operator reveals good uptake in Showmax and DStv Now.

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