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TBI Tech & Analysis: How Disney+ fits into South Africa’s SVOD boom

South Africa’s SVOD landscape has seen rapid growth over recent years with global players joining regional operators in the country. Kane McKenna, research analyst at TBI sibling Omdia, explores how Disney+ might fare when it joins the competition. After a tumultuous but ultimately fruitful early period for South Africa’s SVOD market, rapid sustained growth has […]

TBI Weekly: What’s next for Africa’s blooming drama business?

From the impact of streamers such as Amazon, Showmax and Netflix, to the acceptance of dubbing/subtitling and the appetite for international coproductions, drama series from Africa are in demand like never before. To explore what this means across the continent and beyond, TBI partnered with The Africa Channel (TAC) and its production division, TAC Studios, […]

TBI Spotlight On Africa: MultiChoice Group CEO Yolisa Phahle

TBI has partnered with US-based cable and streaming service The Africa Channel, which develops, produces and distributes content that reflects Africa’s influence on the world, to deliver insight from some of the key players on the continent about its place in the global market. The Africa Channel (TAC) and its production division, TAC Studios, recently […]

Abacus Media snags sales rights to Media Musketeers’ African drama ‘Pulse’

Abacus Media Rights (AMR) has partnered with European producer group Media Musketeers to pick up sales rights to Pulse, the upcoming survival horror drama being produced with South African streamer Showmax and Spain’s The Mediapro Studio. The 6 x 60-minute series, which also has UK-based Forlan Films onboard, is being produced by Steve Lanning (Superman, […]

Showmax boosts Nigerian reality offering with ‘Real Housewives’ commission

African streaming service Showmax has commissioned The Real Housewives Of Lagos, the first Nigerian instalment of the international reality format. The series is being produced by Livespot 360 for a debut on the streamer in early 2022 as a Showmax Original, and will join The Real Housewives Of Durban, from Let It Rain Films, which […]

Round-up: Fugitives strike South African drama pact; Starzplay welcomes ‘Dr. Death’; Int’l nets add ‘Angelo Rules’

Fugitives strikes South Africa drama pact Production and financing company Fugitive has struck a deal with South African entertainment company MultiChoice that will see it becoming the exclusive distributor for scripted originals made available on its M-Net channel and Showmax SVOD platform. The partnership will see Fugitive launching three new drama series – Lioness, Dam […]

African SVOD Showmax moves into reality formats with ‘Temptation Island’

South African streamer Showmax is moving into reality formats with a local adaptation of Banijay’s Temptation Island, marking the SVOD’s first-ever international deal. Temptation Island South Africa will be produced by Afrokaans Film & Television, with an order of 12 episodes set to launch later this year. The deal, struck via Banijay Rights, marks the […]

Kagan: European SVOD revenues to reach $6.8bn in 2022

The European subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is due to reach revenues of US$6.8 billion in 2022, up from US$3.9 billion in 2017, according to Kagan research. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that Netflix’s localised presence throughout Europe was one of the “main factors” contributing to this growth. Other cited factors were the […]

BBC Showcase to host tech giants Apple, Netflix & more

BBC Worldwide Showcase 2018, held later this month (February 18-21), will be hosting Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Hulu and more digital giants in Liverpool, UK. The Showcase, which brings together buyers with A-list talent, commissioners and producers, will also play host to localised SVOD players such as Showmax, Stan and iFlix. Joining the streamers, stars […]