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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

VR players form Global Virtual Reality Association

Tue, 13 Dec 2016
 Acer Starbreeze, Google, HTC VIVE, Facebook’s Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment an

Global SVOD homes to reach 428 million by 2021

Tue, 13 Dec 2016
 The number of SVOD homes is forecast to reach 428 million across 200 countries by 2021, up from 177

Sky and Cisco launch streaming OTT platform

Mon, 12 Dec 2016
 A streaming OTT TV service named OnPrime TV and operated by Sky UK Ltd and Cisco Systems Inc was lau

BBC iPlayer to stream Ultra HD and HLG footage

Fri, 09 Dec 2016
 Online could be the key channel to hasten 4KTV development, and in a move that could see a spike in

YuMe announces 360° mobile ad format

Thu, 08 Dec 2016
 Online video advertising technology provider YuMe has announced the availability of an immersive 360

ShowMax is now on Android TV

Wed, 07 Dec 2016
 ShowMax has released an updated Android app which now supports Android TV devices...

Netflix now offers downloads

Thu, 01 Dec 2016
 Netflix is making some television shows and movies available for download to watch offline...

YouTube goes HDR and Atomos offers HDR upgrade discount for content professionals

Wed, 30 Nov 2016
 Timed with the recent announcement by YouTube for HDR delivery, Atomos announced a new OS update to

StarTimes partners with One Championship to screen MMA content in Africa

Wed, 30 Nov 2016
 StarTimes has partnered with ONE Championship. According to the deal, StarTimes will screen the worl

Live sports streaming gets interactive on social media

Fri, 25 Nov 2016
 South African video on-demand specialist, Discover Digital, has broken traditional moulds for sports

Kagiso Media makes big move into e-sports

Fri, 25 Nov 2016
 Kagiso Media is placing a big bet on electronic sports and competitive videogaming with the launch o

Bounce TV inks distribution deals covering Africa and Europe

Wed, 23 Nov 2016
 Bounce TV has announced it is syndicating its original content with two separate programme licensing

Introducing an all-in-one media management app: Kyno

Wed, 23 Nov 2016
 Lesspain Software has announced the official release of its media management app, Kyno, initially fo

Unpacking the global VOD content flighting debate

Tue, 22 Nov 2016
 Video on demand (VOD) is not just about having the latest or the most programmes on a service...

Ericsson’s Nuvu to screen content from 20th Century Fox Television Distribution

Mon, 21 Nov 2016
 The pact will benefit Nuvu, the subscription video-on-demand service of Ericsson across sub-Saharan

Vodacom collaborates with DStv and ShowMax to launch VOD service

Thu, 17 Nov 2016
 Vodacom has revealed the future launch of its video-on-demand service in collaboration with DStv and

ShowMax reaches agreement with NAPAfrica

Wed, 09 Nov 2016
 ShowMax has announced that it has reached an agreement to peer at the Teraco-managed internet exchan

StarSat and AFOREVO join forces to elevate local content

Fri, 04 Nov 2016
 South African Pay-TV operator StarSat and online African entertainment video content provider AFOREV