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MTN SA in big VOD strategy rethink

MTN’s video-on-demand strategy in the South African market has not worked as expected and will now be radically overhauled. That’s the word from MTN South Africa CEO Mteto Nyati, who was speaking

MTN FrontRow relaunched as VU, prices cut

Video-on-demand platform FrontRow, launched earlier this by MTN in partnership with Discover Digital, has been rebranded as VU, effective 1 December, and has cut its prices to match the competition. As with FrontRow before it, MTN subscribers’ data will be zero-rated (provided free) when they stream

Showmax said to eye foreign expansion

Naspers’s fledgling video-on-demand platform, ShowMax, will be expanded to three new continents in the coming year, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The news wire cited an unnamed source as saying that the company is targeting more than

Neutrality would boost Netflix in SA

A local network neutrality policy could boost the market dominance of international streaming providers such as Netflix, says an expert. Net neutrality is the concept of treating all Web traffic equally. It further involves website owners and consumers not having to pay extra for a

Inside SA’s exploding VOD market

It’s a veritable feast for couch potatoes – or at least those with access to affordable and fast broadband. In the space of just a few months, almost half a dozen new video-on-demand players have been launched in South Africa, promising an alternative to satellite pay

Why MTN zero-rated FrontRow

MTN has provided more details about its plans to zero-rate its FrontRow video-on-demand offering. The decision means it won’t charge users of its mobile network for the data they consume while watching

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No such thing as a free (data) lunch

The greatest barrier to extending Internet use in South Africa, and indeed in most African countries, is the cost of data. In South Africa, 1GB of data on mobile networks – the only means of accessing the Internet for most – is R149 (prepaid). This means that for millions of people

MTN to zero-rate FrontRow data usage

MTN has just upped the ante in the developing war with rival video-on-demand operators by announcing that it will zero-rate data usage for those streaming content on its FrontRow service. The

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