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Afrostream taps Wiztivi for SVOD service

Ludovic Bostral

Ludovic Bostral

Francophone African subscription video-on-demand provider Afrostream has tapped user interface specialist Wiztivi to help it deliver its service to telecom operators.

Wiztivi supplied its TimelessVOD HTML5-based user interface, providing a modular UI that can be adapted to different markets, according to the company.

Afrostream, which is backed by Orange Digital Ventures and Y Combinator and was founded by theatre producer and entrepreneur Tonjé Bakang, styles itself as “the Netflix of Afro-American and French films”, offers a range of content for a monthly fee targeted at the African diaspora in Europe.

The service is available on the Orange and Bouygues Telecom networks in France.

According to Wiztivi, the deployment will enable Afrostream to provide a consistent user experience both online and on set-top boxes.

“Afrostream is now available on the biggest Internet Service Providers in France, Orange and Bouygues, thanks to Wiztivi’s TimelessVOD which provides the best user experience possible. The technical partnership between Afrostream and Wiztivi will open new possibilities to bring Afrostream to every screen possible,” said Ludovic Bostral, Co-Founder and CTO of Afrostream.

“We are thrilled to partner with Afrostream on the deployment of such an innovative VOD service. By choosing to go with TimelessVOD, the integration of the Afrostream service into operator set-top boxes is made easier.” said Thibault Demartial, Sales Director at Wiztivi.