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Naspers to expand ShowMax to more African countries with movie and TV Shows download feature

Naspers to expand ShowMax to more African countries with movie and TV Shows download feature

Naspers is prepping to release a new offering in its video-on-demand service ShowMax, that gives customers the option to download movies and TV series, reports Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the matter. The Cape Town-based company, claimed to be Africa’s largest company by market value, will be expanding ShowMax to other countries in Africa


Firstmonie now lets you pay for international digital content with local currency

Nigeria’s First Bank has teamed up with Mobile Media Info Tech Global Limited (MMIT) in a deal that enables consumers purchase services on international merchant websites via Firstmonie with local currency. The first merchant to go live on Firstmonie with the digital e-commerce initiative is Aflix, a mobile Video-On Demand (VOD) content provider that offers


Vidi launches video-on-demand TV app in South Africa

Vidi, the Times Media Group’s video-on-demand service, has partnered with Samsung to launch a video-on-demand (VOD) TV app for the South African market. The video-on-demand TV app will come pre-installed on the 2013 to 2015 models of Samsung smart TVs, with a version for the 2012 models to be released in the coming months. In


Naspers officially launches its VOD service, ShowMax

Naspers has launched ShowMax today, its video-on-demand service that will rival online streaming service, Netflix which is expected to launch before the end of 2016. According to Fin24, the service which will feature TV series like Game of Thrones, Sherlock and African content as well as movies at a premium subscription cost of R99 per


Naspers reportedly in talks with Vodacom to bring its VOD service to mobile devices

Africa’s largest company by market value, Naspers is said to be in talks with South African mobile operator, Vodacom to deliver video content to mobile devices across Africa, reports Bloomberg. The deal, if it goes through, would give Naspers additional distribution for its soon-to-be-launched video-on-demand service, called ShowMax, according to Bloomberg sources. The service initially


Naspers’ video-on-demand service, Showmax set to launch on August 19

South Africa’s Naspers looks set to launch Showmax, a video-on-demand service as it prepares to compete with US-based on-demand streaming service Netflix, which plans to hit the South African market with its services. Showmax will be officially launched in South Africa on 19th August 2015 with commercial roll-out of its subscription service beginning afterwards. Subscribers


South Africa’s Naspers to launch Video-on-Demand service

Naspers, Africa’s biggest publicly traded company by market value, is set to launch a video-on-demand service. According to a report from TechCentral, Naspers planned launch of its video-on-demand service is to compete with Netflix, a US-based company that provides on-demand streaming service as Netflix prepares to hit the South African market with its service. The

Kenya’s Safaricom gets Television Broadcasting rights

Reports have emerged that The Communication Authority in Kenya has approved Safaricom’s four TV broadcasting licenses according to a gazette released by the communications body. However, the approval is subject to public objection within the month of August. This implies that for Safaricom to begin operations, no one individual or company should kick against its applications

DStv Premium channels coming to Compact subscribers at no cost

MultiChoice is giving four of its DStv Premium TV channels — Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Nick Jr. — to the cheaper DStv Compact package for almost a month from 26 June at, no extra cost, reports myBroadband via Channel24. According to the company, A+E Networks UK’s Lifetime (DStv 131) and Viacom International Media Networks

Xbox exclusive games coming to Windows 10

Microsoft is finally wetting gamers appetite with Windows. In an announcement made at the E3 conference today by Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, Microsoft will be bringing support for Xbox only games to Windows 10. Just announced at the @PCGamer E3 Briefing… Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will be coming to Windows 10! #GearsPC pic.twitter.com/tv64N1VmAH

Microsoft showcases Minecraft for HoloLens at E3

Microsoft first introduced HoloLens two months ago at its Build event and yesterday impressively showcased a full Minecraft universe running on a table specifically designed for the HoloLens headset. Demo above Two words: Insanely Cool. The new Minecraft version for the HoloLens headset can apparently be played with a controller and, using your voice gestures,