Technology & Convergence News - in Brief

Technology & Convergence

- Simfy Africa, the local version of a European music streaming service, was launched last month. Some see services like Simfy as a godsend for local labels and musicians, but industry players argue they’re not yet a genuine alternative revenue stream to album sales.

- TV5Monde has launched a VoD service for documentaries. Branded "TV5Monde + documentaires"  in French, its unlimited option is priced at 7.99 Euros per month and includes several Africa-related programs.

- Universal Networks International has launched HD versions of its Universal Channel and Studio Universal channels on Multichoice’s DStv platform in Africa.