25 kids’ shows to download this holiday

2018-12-12 15:26

Toddlers to teens, boys and girls, festive specials, family films, cult classics and superhero action - there’s something for every child to enjoy this holiday on Showmax.

Netflix is 17% more expensive in SA than in the US – if you count the titles you can watch

2018-11-27 13:21

American users have access to 5,839 titles on the streaming service, while South Africans have access to only 4,291 titles, and on that basis, South Africans can be slightly unhappy with what they pay.

Netflix selling $2bn of junk bonds to fund new shows

2018-10-22 16:28

Netflix is once again turning to the junk-bond market to fund new programming as the streaming-video giant seeks to maintain its torrid subscriber growth.

As its rivalry with Google heats up, Amazon is reportedly offering popular YouTubers multimillion-dollar contracts to switch to Twitch

2018-08-16 10:35

The two video platforms are competing heavily to convince streamers and creators to stay on their respective platforms.

Amazon servers are now in Cape Town, making for much faster stream for its cloud customers

2018-07-12 12:30

Amazon's second CloudFront Edge location is now live, and local users are paying less than those in Australia and India.

Spotify ends misconduct policy after music-industry revolt

2018-06-03 16:05

Spotify rescinded a short-lived policy that penalised artists for misconduct, bowing to pressure from irate musicians and record labels, Bloomberg reports.

Netflix and chill with F1?

2018-03-26 10:40

US streaming service Netflix has announced that it will produce an original 10 episode-long series of the 2018 Formula 1 season.

YouTube to `frustrate' some music users with ads so they pay

2018-03-22 12:59

YouTube says it will increase the number of ads that some users see between music videos, part of a strategy to convince viewers to pay for a forthcoming subscription music service.

Spotify South Africa is now live - and it is much cheaper than in the US

2018-03-13 05:42

Users can enjoy the free version with ads or pay R59.99 p/m and enjoy music anywhere - anytime.

 

Spotify's annual year in review playlists are out, and the internet has a lot of questions about their accuracy - but not in SA

2018-12-07 16:09

Spotify's 2018 Wrapped feature appears to be experiencing some kinks in the US but not in South Africa.

More South Africans say they watch Showmax than Netflix – but SABC1 and YouTube are tops

2018-10-29 06:49

A new survey of the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa looked at brands and services winning in SA – and the local streaming service is holding its own against the US giant, if only just.

Your local cafe is probably streaming music illegally

2018-10-16 06:15

Artists and record companies lose $2.7bn (about R39bn) in revenue annually because small business owners typically stream music from personal accounts at cafes or barber shops rather than a commercial-use license.

Netflix is testing ads that will play while you binge watch, and users are not pleased

2018-08-20 07:04

Netflix is testing promos for its original content in between TV episodes while users binge watch, and subscribers took to the internet to voice their displeasure.

Netflix just took a jab at DStv in a new advert — here are 4 other times companies trolled each other

2018-07-24 14:05

The new Netflix ad mocked DStv's installation process.

These are the top 10 songs people have asked Shazam to identify in 2018 so far

2018-06-27 13:08

Pop stars like Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello appear on the list alongside up-and-coming names like Anne-Marie and Alice Merton.

Netflix's latest action-packed drama series on the Trojan War – shot in Cape Town – is streaming now

2018-04-06 17:50

It was BBC’s most expensive drama, costing R32.7 million per episode.

The problem with Netflix

2018-03-25 00:00

Google the words “Netflix diversity” and the first search result is a page from the TV and movie streaming service’s website. It’s from the job section that tells you how diverse it is as a company, writes Rhodé Marshall.

Spotify launches in SA with free music streaming using less data

2018-03-13 19:51

The world’s biggest music streaming platform Spotify has just gone live in South Africa.

The top 10 shows South Africans like to binge-watch on Netflix

2018-01-25 07:50

Streaming video service Netflix has revealed the top binged shows South Africans have watched in less than three months in 2017.

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