Avvatta, the brainchild of the former CEO of Cell C’s now-defunct entertainment platform, Black, has been launched, promising more competition in the already-crowded streaming video market in South Africa.
Cell C is pulling the plug on Black, its ill-fated video-on-demand platform in which it invested well north of R1-billion since its launch just two years ago.
Cell C has stopped broadcasting the linear channels on its Black video-streaming service as the struggling mobile operator continues a major review of costs in its business.
Cell C spent R523.9-million acquiring programming and movie rights for its Black video-streaming platform in the 2018 financial year, the mobile operator has revealed.
Black, the streaming video entertainment platform owned by Cell C, has announced it will cut the price of its premium subscription plan by 80%.
About 2.5 million people have browsed through the Black catalogue to date, Cell C said of its video entertainment platform on Tuesday alongside its half-year results to 30 June 2018.
Netflix does not pose a threat to job creation in South Africa’s sector and the “hype” surrounding the US online streaming service is “exaggerated”. That’s according to Surie Ramasary, CEO of Black, the new streaming
Cell C has argued that Netflix and other so-called “over-the-top” services, including its own Black platform, do not pose a significant threat to MultiChoice in the near term. MultiChoice has argued that Netflix and
Cell C will zero-rate data for all its customers this Easter long weekend wanting to try its new Black video-on-demand entertainment offering. The mobile operator, South Africa’s third largest, is making a big push
Thank you for listening to the TechCentral podcast. In this episode, CEO for content at Cell C division Black Surie Ramasary returns to the show to talk about how the video entertainment platform has progressed