Aflix unveils ABC studio
December 15, 2014
Africa’s leading mobile streaming service, Aflix has unveiled its ABC studios in a move that will see it providing some of ABC’s best contents to Aflix users within the continent.
This is coming on the heels of partnership between the televisionproduction division of Disney – ABC Television Group, that saw Afix acquiring licences to show some of its popular contents through its streaming service.
Some of the titles will include The River, Missing, Samantha Who? Melissa and Joey, Happy Endings and Once Upon a Time. The licence period for these titles will extend to May, 2015.
Recall that Aflix, Africa’s first Hollywood premium content provider launched in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya in August, 2014 and by September, also extended its services to at least 30 other countries within the Sub-Saharan Africa including Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.
Others include: Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia and Madagascar.
The services were also extended to Malawi, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In a bid to boost access to its content, Aflix also went into partnership with the Electronic giant, Samsung to preinstall the Aflix app in all Samsung Smart TVs within these regions of operation, excluding South Africa.
Speaking on the unveiling of the ABC studio, Chief Executive Officer of Vonetize, Noam Josephides whose company, Aflix is based on its SmartVOD offering, said, “The unveiling of the ABC studio heralds the premium quality brand in terms of content which Aflix is building. We are happy that this partnership with ABC pulled through and that we are helping Aflix live up to expectation and their resolve to provide Hollywood premium contents to the African audience.”
According to him, Aflix users should expect more premium contents from ABC studios through licensing of more titles even as talk is in progress to partner with other Hollywood studios to bring to Aflix users the best of Hollywood entertainment.