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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...

ShowMax and Vodacom team up on new lower-priced internet TV service


Thu, 09 Feb 2017
 Available exclusively to Vodacom customers on an add-to-bill basis, ShowMax Select is a new internet

Pretoria joins the 4DX revolution


Tue, 07 Feb 2017
 Nu Metro can now confirm that Gauteng’s second 4DX cinema will open its doors to public at Nu Metro

Kwesι brings P.Diddy's multi-platform REVOLT TV to Africa


Mon, 06 Feb 2017
 Kwesι is the first international distribution partner for REVOLT...

Apple joins AI partnership


Mon, 30 Jan 2017
 The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society has gained another high-pro

Open call for short web documentaries


Mon, 23 Jan 2017
 IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from t

CNN Marketplace Africa: Social and digital media in South Africa


Mon, 23 Jan 2017
 CNN Marketplace Africa examines the expansion of social networks across South Africa and their role

Fox launches location-based entertainment, virtual and augmented reality unit


Fri, 20 Jan 2017
 Emerging from the Fox Innovation Lab, which launched The Martian Experience, the company’s first com

Go gaming with Cartoon Network


Mon, 16 Jan 2017
 Cartoon Network, one of South Africa’s kid-focused channels, will be introducing multiple digital of

Icflix strikes deal with Orange Tunisia


Wed, 11 Jan 2017
 Icflix, the streaming and VOD platform based in the Middle East North Africa...

Amazon Prime Video extends reach into South Africa


Wed, 11 Jan 2017
 Amazon has made its over-the-top (OTT) Prime Video service available around the globe, except for Ch

Periscope launches 360-degree live video


Fri, 06 Jan 2017
 Periscope has launched live 360-degree video across all platforms...

MTN Rwanda introduces mobile TV


Thu, 05 Jan 2017
 The MTN TV application allows users to stream and share videos on their Android data-enabled handset

2017 to bring big changes for VOD


Wed, 14 Dec 2016
 Library depth may no longer be a competitive advantage and rights holders will put content back in t
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