TF1 will launch the AfrostreamVOD service, already partly available on line in the MyTF1VoD offering, according to the reports. The service includes a mix of Hollywood, Nollywood and other African content, including Hollywood films like 12 Years a Slave and Ray, French movies including Bande de Filles and African movies including Abderrahmane Sissako’s César-winning Timbuktu.
TF1 is launching the service in partnership with startup Afrostream, whose director Tonjé Bakang last year unveiled plans to launch an SVoD service dedicated to African-themed movies and series in France.
Afrostream is currently taking pre-registrations for an SVoD service offering a range of content at €6.99 a month. However, the latest reports say that the TF1 venture will make movies available in their original French version or subtitled at a price of between €3 and €5.