M-Net – the multi-channel Pan-African content provider – has launched the African Film Library (AFL), a video-on-demand service, offering the world’s largest ever collection of African film content.
Managed by DStv Online – Africa’s multi-channel digital satellite online TV service, part of M-Net’s parent company MultiChoice – the AFL features films and documentaries from across the continent. The aggregation of this content makes it accessible to viewers worldwide in a move which aims to drive the growth and development of African and African Diaspora film markets across all media platforms.
The catalogue currently has 110 titles available, which users are able to download or rent by registering and purchasing credits. They are then able to watch the film multiple times within a 24 hour window. Following the initial launch the catalogue will expand to include around 700 titles and will focus on various themes and profile renowned African personalities and directors.