Distribution News - In Brief


- South African TV distribution company, Clickboogie Media has launched BoogienightsTV, reportedly the first online streaming TV service in Africa to a worldwide audience. The service consists of 7 500 titles across a multitude of genres including action, cartoons, Christmas, classics, comedy, documentaries, drama, family, foreign, thriller, horror, short-films and many more with new titles being updated everymonth. At R1.99 (US$1.30) per movie or a monthly unlimited viewing subscription of R199.00 (US$25.00), the offering of movies at low prices makes it accessible to everyone.

- The cost of acquiring television decoders in Uganda is set to reduce following government's decision to scrap import duty from the electronic devices. The decision was announced on Thursday, 14 June 2012, by Uganda's minister of finance, Maria Kiwanuka as she read the 2012/13 national budget in Kampala.

- This summer, from July 27 to August 12, the world will turn their attention to London to watch the Summer Olympic Games. Millions of Olympic fans from across 64 territories in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will have a chance to watch the games live from London on the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) YouTube Channel. In total, the IOC's YouTube Channel will offer fans in these countries over 2,200 hours of high-definition sporting event coverage from London 2012, including all the medal finals. (Source : YouTube Official Blog)