May 29, 2020

SA viewers show appetite for VOD services with local content

Audiences turn to video streaming provider Viu to catch up on the latest episodes of their favourite locally-produced dramas and soapies.

May 19, 2020

MultiChoice ventures into academic cyber space

DSTV customers will have access to 600 free courses offered on the platform until the end of July.

Apr 9, 2020

Netflix, Showmax numbers surge on COVID-19 lockdown

Video-streaming interest rises locally and globally, in some instances doubling from pre-COVID-19 crisis peaks.

Feb 21, 2020

FNB customers splash R500m on streaming services

The bank’s clients paid close to R500 million in subscription and gift card purchases from Netflix, Showmax and Spotify in the last 12 months.

Nov 29, 2019

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.

Nov 22, 2019

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.

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