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ShowMax rings in the changes

ShowMax, Naspers’s video-on-demand streaming service, has turned one and has refreshed its logo, which now also includes colour. ShowMax says the logo change from the framed black and white logo used in

James Francis
Showdown at the VOD corral

Get ready for the great South African video-on-demand cull. I have no figures to back this up, but my gut tells me that most of the local offerings are doomed. Services like Vidi, MaxVU and ONTAPtv.com made a go at it, but their reliance on rental models

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Vidi reaches the end of the line

South Africa’s highly competitive subscription video-on-demand (VOD) landscape has claimed its first victim. Less than a month after Netflix announced it was expanding to markets across the world, including South Africa, Times Media Group has shuttered Vidi

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TV in SA turns 40

Television in South Africa turns 40 years old on Tuesday. The SABC TV service marks its 40th anniversary since the very first nationwide broadcast on 5 January 1976 when Dorianne Berry and Heinrich Marnitz welcomed viewers to the “opening night” of TV in the country

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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

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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

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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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ONTAPtv.com launched in SA

PCCW Global, the international operating division of Hong Kong telecommunications operator HKT, has become the latest video-on-demand operator to launch services in South Africa and is promising the first “a la carte VOD” offering in the country. The service, called