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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

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

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

PCCW to challenge ShowMax in SA

Hong Kong-based telecommunications company PCCW is planning to launch a video-on-demand service, possibly as early as next week, that will challenge the recently launched ShowMax

Vidi app comes to Samsung TVs

On the same day that Naspers is set to take the wraps off its new video-on-demand service called ShowMax, another VOD player, Times Media Group’s Vidi, has claimed it’s become the first to market in

Moneyweb makes case in copyright battle

The copyright battle between Moneyweb and Media24 started in the high court in Johannesburg on Thursday, with Moneyweb’s counsel explaining why it was important to protect the work of its

Now TMG enters digital wires fray

Just weeks after the not-for-profit South African Press Association (Sapa) announced it would close its doors at the end of March, three prospective new commercial news…

Vidi inks deal with the BBC

A week after announcing it was sourcing local content for its online video-on-demand platform through the SABC, Times Media Group’s Vidi service has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial

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