Netflix doesn’t want to answer questions over its unpaid licence fee in South Africa already accumulating to R1.59m since the video streaming service rolled out its service in South Africa and across Africa since January 2016. by Thinus Ferreira
Less than two weeks after its release, locally produced film "Keeping up with the Kandasamys" has earned millions at cinemas across South Africa. The comedy, which was released on March 3, was sold out during its opening weekend, and earned R1.6-million from 26 cinemas.
Malaysian streaming video service iFlix plans to launch in South Africa in the first half of 2017. Spokesperson Jo Eyre told MyBroadband they are looking to be in at least seven African countries in the next few months, including South Africa.
Gravel Road Distribution Group announces their acquisition of Bino & Fino, a Nigerian Kids Animation series. Gravel Road will be distributing the series in multiple language versions in Africa, North Africa, the Middle East and North America.
South Africa’s Naspers’ internet TV service ShowMax is launching in Poland. Polish on-demand TV consumers are about to be flooded with a strong portfolio of local content catering for their needs.
Delta Air Lines has concluded arrangements to bring Nollywood to the skies with Nigerian-made movies on board its flights. The genre is being rolled out across Delta’s inflight entertainment system Delta Studio and will be complete in April. By Nthony Awunor
Nu Metro is the first cinema group to premier the revolutionary 4DX cinema format in Africa. This new cinema at Menlyn Park marks the fourth 4DX cinema for South Africa following the success of 4DX at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront (Cape Town), The Pavilion (Durban), and Hyde Park (Johannesburg).
Merely 10 days after opening at cinemas nationwide, Huisgenoot’s centenary film, Vir Die Voëls, has hit the R3m mark with more than 56 000 people watching the film. The movie is currently number 4 in the Top 10 at the box office.
Netflix subscribers can now binge on many of their favourite shows and movies even when they don't have an internet connection.
South African exhibitors have shown strong performances by a number of local pics fueling optimism that the industry can build on the success of 2015, when total B.O. passed the billion-rand mark (around $74.1 million) for the first time. By Christopher Vourlias
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