Video On Demand

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Do South Africa's digital inequalities affect music artists' lockdown live streams?

If South Africa’s digital inequalities persist, the results could be more exclusionary, for both music makers and music consumers.

New ‘Versatile Video Coding’ standard to enable next-generation video compression

The new Versatile Video Coding (VVC) has the flexibility to enable emerging applications such as 360-degree omnidirectional immersive multimedia, remote screen sharing, cloud-based collaboration, cloud gaming, and region-based extraction and merging.

Showmax launched a new service in Kenya and Nigeria

Showmax has launched a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after.

Netflix's business model doesn't make much sense unless it plans to monetize user data

Netflix currently spends much more cash than it brings in, leading to consistent negative cash flow and a mountain of debt. Something doesn't add up with its business model, unless it plans to monetize user data.

Jomo Sono's TV2GO launched a dedicated Black Lives Matter channel

South Africa's TV2GO, owned by footballing legend Jomo Sono, has launched a channel dedicated to Black Lives Matter. The company said it is because the Black Lives Matter movement as it upholds and respects the lives of black people in the USA and around the world.

Despite capitalizing on self-isolation, Netflix faces many challenges

Netflix has added millions more subscribers as people practice social isolation to control the coronavirus. However, the service's diverse menu of content is not an efficient business model.

Free streaming service launched in South Africa

A new free video streaming service has been launched in South Africa.