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SenseVirtual targets Africa's virtual reality solutions


Tue, 23 May 2017
 Experience the cutting edge world of virtual reality technology this Thursday at the Online and eLea

Behind the extraordinary rise of Cape Town’s GetSmarter


Mon, 22 May 2017
 By Martin Hall...

Showmax strikes deal with mobile operator in Poland


Wed, 17 May 2017
 Showmax has agreed a deal with the Polish mobile network operator Play to supply the Showmax service

360-degree VR documentaries heighten prospects for non-profits


Wed, 17 May 2017
 A growing number of non-profit organisations are looking to technology to pull viewers into their ca

JustFlicks update


Wed, 17 May 2017
 In 2016, JustFlicks launched a subscription video on demand service aimed at mobile users...

Ethiopia’s addiction to Kana TV


Tue, 09 May 2017
 Kana TV marks a breakthrough in a country where until recently the main alternatives to the drab sta

How BlackRhino is building Kenya’s VR industry


Tue, 09 May 2017
 BlackRhino VR is playing a key role in developing Kenya's virtual reality industry...

Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) launches in South Africa


Tue, 09 May 2017
 Discover Digital has a new South African video streaming service, DEOD...

YouTube makes major original content push


Mon, 08 May 2017
 Online video behemoth YouTube has unveiled a slate of original content aimed squarely at the TV main

AAN & Digital Lab Africa partner for Digital Lab Africa - Animation Transmedia


Fri, 05 May 2017
 Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is confirmed as the naming partner of the Digital Lab Africa - Animation Tr

Al Jazeera's Julius vs The ANC full documentary now on YouTube


Wed, 03 May 2017
 Rehad Desai’s authored documentary condenses five years of volatile South African politics into 48 d

Livetree launches creative crowdfund site


Wed, 03 May 2017
 LiveTree.com, a new rewards-based social crowdfunding site for developing and marketing creative vid

Apple hires NASA AR guru to help run its own efforts


Tue, 02 May 2017
 Apple Inc. has gone to space to find additional talent for its augmented reality efforts...

NASA and Amazon to stream first live 4K video from space


Thu, 13 Apr 2017
 NASA has announced it will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a Super Ses

ALTV launches first ever user-generated daily current events show in Egypt


Fri, 24 Mar 2017
 ALTV is a fast growing free streaming service recently launched in the Middle East and North Africa.

Akamai launches media acceleration platform for faster video downloads


Fri, 24 Mar 2017
 CDN provider Akamai Technologies has launched the Akamai Media Acceleration, designed to improve vie

Iflix set to take on Netflix and ShowMax in Africa


Thu, 09 Mar 2017
 Netflix and ShowMax competitor Iflix, which is promising a lower-cost alternative video-on-demand se

Ericsson, Telstra and Fox Innovation Lab claim industry first content delivery solution


Mon, 06 Mar 2017
 Unveiled technology to pre-position personalised, premium film content directly onto consumer device

Tuluntulu adds Reuters to African video streaming platform


Mon, 06 Mar 2017
 African mobile content platform Tuluntulu is adding videos from global news agency Reuters to its tN

Google launches live TV service


Thu, 02 Mar 2017
 Hot on the heels of reporting its surging core business, YouTube has announced that it is to launch

VR headset market poised for hockey-stick growth


Fri, 24 Feb 2017
 The market for virtual reality headsets is expected to be worth $9.1 billion by 2021...

Showmax taps QYOU for custom East African video series


Fri, 24 Feb 2017
 South African subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service ShowMax has enlisted the services of onlin

Facebook, Snapchat bellwethers for social TV


Wed, 22 Feb 2017
 Facebook and Snapchat working on creating new ad models and dabbling in original programming...

Discovery to develop mobile shows for Snapchat


Mon, 20 Feb 2017
 Discovery Communications has announced plans to develop video series for its channel on the Snapchat

ShowMax takes first step into Europe


Thu, 16 Feb 2017
 Naspers-owned video-on-demand platform ShowMax has made its debut in a European country...
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