Naspers appoints Nuvu exec to head OTT video unit

Naspers has appointed the managing director of Ericsson’s Nuvu on-demand service, Niclas Ekdahl, as the CEO of its recently formed connected video unit. Ekdahl is due to take up his new role on September 10, heading up the unit that runs the Showmax and DStv Now internet TV services in Africa and is responsible for […]

Ericsson boosts Nuvu with 20th Century Fox film deal

Ericsson has struck a deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to license feature films for its subscription video-on-demand service Nuvu. The exclusive, multi-year output deal includes 20th Century Fox-produced titles and global film franchises and covers sub-Saharan Africa and multiple languages. Titles include The Maze Runner, The Devil Wears Prada, Dawn of the Planet […]

Ericsson and Airtel Nigeria to launch SVoD service NuVu

Ericsson and telecoms company Airtel Nigeria are due to launch a subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service called NuVu in Q1 2016. The SVoD service will be available to more than 30 million Airtel subscribers in Nigeria and will offer around 3,000 local and international TV and film titles. Ericsson said it is working with a number […]