Aflix by SmartVOD, dubbed the ‘first OTT Hollywood premium service in Africa’, is now available on smartphones and tablets across sub-Saharan Africa.
The premium service, which was launched in collaboration with a Nigerian tech company and runs on the Vonetize SmartVOD platform, offers over 2,000 hours of content, including new releases from major Hollywood studios, TV series, kids content, sports, lifestyle, nature and science, music, Bollywood, telenovelas and more.
Content includes movies from major Hollywood studios such as Disney, Warner Brothers, MGM and top TV series such as Mad Man, Weeds or Anger Management. The service is fully operated by Vonetize and includes the complete SmartPay.tv in-app billing solution.
Aflix by SmartVOD also supports local cash and pre-paid payment services, which enable end-users to purchase physical vouchers at retail stores, redeemable inside the Aflix app for content bundles.
Vonetize says it has plans to expand the reach of its SmartVOD platform on LG, Toshiba and Samsung smart TVs as well as STBs across Africa during 2015, with the help of its Nigerian partner.
“Africa is on the verge of booming with new and exciting content offerings, based on a growing penetration of broadband and wireless connectivity,” said Noam Josephides, CEO of Vonetize. “SmartVOD brings to Africa a top-notch content offering, reasonably priced and available on any device, anywhere”
This story also appears on IBC’s Content Everywhere.