VUBIQUITY brings Warner Bros to South Africa TVOD

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 09 June 2015

VUBIQUITY has inked a transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) content deal with Warner Bros to bring the studio's content to South African satellite-based entertainment service Altech Node.

Altech Node was launched in September 2014 by South African telecoms and technology group Altron TMT, the largest privately owned converged solutions provider on the African continent. Altech Node combines an entertainment hub, streaming server, Wi-Fi hotspot and e-commerce platform, alongside an integrated home automation and energy management system, a home security system, and telephone and videophone service, all in one.

The company also recently announced it is to be Africa's first certified partner of YouTube's Leanback technology.

VUBIQUITY provides a fully outsourced TVOD and SVOD service for Altech Node including content acquisition, scheduling, processing and marketing support.

"We're very proud of the content available on our service, and this new deal only adds to the huge range of outstanding films already available," said Marius Marais, managing director of Altech Node. "Working with VUBIQUITY we've secured some exciting new releases from Warner Bros for the forthcoming season including: American Sniper, The Judge, Interstellar, The Hobbit, and Horrible Bosses 2."

Adam Poulter, MD for EMEA at VUBIQUITY, added: "Customers in emerging markets are increasingly time-poor and rigid broadcasting schedules no longer meet their needs. The appetite for streaming services is growing rapidly and customers rightly expect to be able to access the latest Hollywood movies and critically-acclaimed TV series whenever and wherever it suits them. VUBIQUITY works with content owners and service providers to meet consumers' demand to watch video content on their own terms."