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2014 review: OTT trends in Africa

In the second of a series of interviews taking the temperature of African connected entertainment in advance of this year’s AfricaCast, IP&TV News catches up with Simbarashe Mabasha, director at the Afrikan Dust Media Group.
IP&TV News: Hi Simbarashe. In the year that’s passed since AfricaCast 2013, what have been the most significant advances has OTT made in the regional ecosystem?
A: The most significant advances in the past year have been the increase in Afro-centric or Afro-focused Video-on-Demand services. The other significant advance has been traditional broadcasters and telco companies entering the OTT space with their own music and video streaming services. Read the full story here. 

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), have vacancies for South Africa-United Kingdom Seasons Project Manager and Project Coordinator

The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) - Call For Entries Extention here: 2014 review: OTT trends in Africa

In the second of a series of interviews taking the temperature of African connected entertainment in advance of this year’s AfricaCast, IP&TV News catches up with Simbarashe Mabasha, director at the Afrikan Dust Media Group.
IP&TV News: Hi Simbarashe. In the year that’s passed since AfricaCast 2013, what have been the most significant advances has OTT made in the regional ecosystem?
A: The most significant advances in the past year have been the increase in Afro-centric or Afro-focused Video-on-Demand services. The other significant advance has been traditional broadcasters and telco companies entering the OTT space with their own music and video streaming services. Read the full story here.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), have vacancies for South Africa-United Kingdom Seasons Project Manager and Project Coordinator

The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) - Call For Entries Extention here:



APO Media Awards open for only two more weeks

The APO Media Awards close for entries on 1 September 2014 for stories about Africa that were broadcast or published between January and August 2014.
The first prize is $6,000, one laptop, one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of your choice and one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide. The second-place winner will be awarded $300 a month for one year and the third-place winner will receive $200 a month for one year. For more, go to www.apo-opa.com.