In an unexpected move, MultiChoice announced a partnership deal with Netflix and Amazon, in June. Aiming to be a one-stop shop, MultiChoice plans to offer the streaming services of its competitors through its new decoder. Some have expressed concern about the pay-TV group warding off competition. Duncan McLeod, Founder & Editor of TechCentral joins CNBC Africa for more.
South African animation studio, Triggerfish is the leading group behind Netflix’s first animated TV series from Africa, and they have announced its first international studio to be opened in Galway Ireland. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack their international expansion is Stuart Forrest, CEO of TriggerFish.
For billionaire Bill Gates, reading and watching TV and movies helps “stem the tide” of anxiety amid the Covid-19 pandemic, he said in a blog post on May 18.
From Lagos to Sindia, from Pointe-Noire to Costa Rica and now on to the set of Netflix’s Selling Sunset. This is the phenomenal success of a South African based leading firm of architects. Mark Bullivant, Director and Professional Architect at SAOTA joins CNBC Africa to discuss how one of their designs found itself on the streaming service.
All eyes are on video-streaming giant Netflix, which faces new competition from Disney’s highly anticipated streaming platform,Disney+, as it reported its first-quarter earnings Tuesday.
ICASA has been anxious that MultiChoice group is using its dominant position in the market to limit competition in the streaming market. MultiChoice has submitted that streaming services such as Netflix pose a significant threat to its operations in South Africa and are therefore calling on ICASA to regulate international streaming services. For more CNBC Africa is joined by Botlenyana Mokhele, a Councillor at ICASA
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