Canal+ Group and iROKO partner on SVOD service for Francophone Africa

Canal+ Group and iROKO are partnering to create and launch the first Francophone SVOD service aimed at bringing affordable, popular mobile TV content to French- speaking Africa. Canal+ Group and iROKO have previously worked together through content distribution deals for linear TV channels such as Nollywood TV, and are now consolidating their partnership to launch…

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Fight Against Piracy : Official launch of DIFUZ, a platform for secure and legal downloads.

DIFUZ is a security application and sells African audiovisual digital content (music and movies), compatible with any type of electronic device that uses the Internet (smartphones, tablets, PC’s). DIFUZ is the 1st African Codec designed by N’GUESSAN Cyprien, a young Ivorian, to fight effectively against the piracy of Audiovisual works. The DIFUZ Store is available under…

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Lagardere Group brings DIFFA to Africa starting in Côte d’Ivoire

(Ecofin Agency) – It was about time DIFFA settled in Africa. The Paris-based firm whose acronym stands for Distribution Internationale de Films et de Fictions en Afrique (distribution of films and dramas in Africa) has indeed opened its francophone Africa bureau in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. According to the French magazine “Jeune Afrique”, a second office…

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DISCOP: Top Online Distributor of African Content Launches Global Division

African TV pioneer, iROKO (the world’s largest online distributor of African content), has launched its global content distribution and licensing division, iROKO Global, at DISCOP – the most important pan-African film, television programs, adaptation rights and packaged channels market taking place twice a year. The iROKO team will license its extensive library of Nollywood films and…

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Making a success of Africa online content – Commissioner, Curator or Aggregator? Something for everyone and nothing for someone

With the rise of social media, Africa is awash with content that has been copied, pasted and hurled out into an unsuspecting world. African content creators struggle to become the signal rather than the noise. Russell Southwood looks at how Africa’s online platforms can seek to differentiate themselves in an increasingly noisy market. When the…

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Virtual reality: the next frontier

  The rise of virtual reality (VR) technology and devices has prompted online video subscription service providers, such as Netflix and Hulu, to launch virtual reality apps which allow users to access content in 3D. In partnership with Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus VR, Samsung Electronics has developed a product which transforms Samsung smartphones into…

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