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Viu, South Africa’s newest streaming video service, is now live

South African TV viewers have a new video-on-demand to try called Viu. The service launches today and includes a catalogue of SABC and eTV content, along with a selection of 'Viu originals'. Users can try the service free for 30 days and can access it using a web browser, or via dedicated apps for Android and iOS.

Video streaming service, Viu, has partnered with the SABC to bring you local content

Video-streaming service Viu is officially entering the South African market and has partnered with the SABC to license local content.

The SABC reportedly wants to charge a TV license fee for tablets, PCs and smartphones

Just when you think that the SABC couldn’t get any sillier, they go and shoot themselves in a foot that nobody knew that they had. According to a report from Channel24, SABC CEO James Aguma told parliament today that the national broadcaster wants the Broadcasting Act changed so that the poorly-run outfit can charge TV license fees for things that aren’t TVs. Things like smartphones, P...[Read More]

Comments that violence on TV begets more violence are an insult to the country’s intelligence

Why don’t government lackeys Google the absurd things they say before they blurt them out? Admittedly, Hlaudi Motsoeneng is past caring what people think of him; or the asinine and trite things that come out of his mouth. His assertion that showing violent protests on TV news leads to more violence is as absurd as it is that he remains in his position, despite the Public Protector’s ru...[Read More]

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