Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

Vibes of Africa is a web portal dedicated to African music videos. The website promotes music video clips from Nigeria, Uganda, Ivory coast, Congo, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Ethiopia and Rwanda. It embeds videos from other web platforms such as YouTube and iROKO.


DreamStream, the world's first and only application to support streaming directly from PC to TV, via Chromecast is free for a limited time. The launch introduces a streaming application that allows users to wirelessly stream endless amounts of videos and music direct to their TV ' without the use of a browser. To celebrate the launch, for 3 days from April 24 ' 26th, they're offering a free download of the premium version to use for an entire year. Full story here: 

TechNavio is reporting that unprecedented growth of streaming video is directly boosting the Global Video Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market. The market is projecting a CAGR of 29.66 percent from 2014-2018. 'In 2013, the average video traffic over the internet was estimated at 23.2 exabytes per month, and is expected to reach 71.5 exabytes per month by 2018,' says Faisal Ghaus, Vice President of TechNavio research.  Full story here

Netflix, the US based provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, has poured cold water over suggestions that it will enter the South African market any time soon. READ MORE Via Busines Tech Full story here

Canalplay, the on-demand arm of French pay TV provider Canal+, has launched a new version of its mobile app that integrates support for Android devices and Chromecast for the first time. Full story here