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…

Demand for online video soars in SA

South Africans are racing to adopt video and are watching more and longer rich media clips on smartphones, new research shows. According to research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), locals recorded the second highest year-on-year increase in video consumption. The report, which is entitled ‘Mobile Video Usage: A Global Perspective’, says that SA increased…

Ebonylife TV and Summview Announce Launch of Premium VOD Platform Dedicated to Content Made in Africa

At the 1st edition of DISCOP Abidjan, EbonyLife TV has announced a strategic partnership with SUMMVIEW (https://summview.com) enabling the launch of a premium multi-screen VOD platform. The accessibility of the service on mobile application (Apple Store, Google Play Store) and online platforms (vod.ebonylifetv.com), will allow EbonyLife TV to offer African Diaspora users around the world, the ability to…

“Nollywood Cinema Just Became More Accessible – iROKO Inks Deal with Netflix’s Streaming Platform”

If you’re a Netflix streaming subscriber, you just may have noticed the service’s recent Nollywood (Nigerian cinema) additions to its library! It’s because Netflix, the world’s leading internet based movie and TV series streaming service, and iROKO TV, the leading distributor of Nollywood films online recently, have inked a deal, after what are said to…