Naspers to launch its own streaming service. You snooze you lose, Netflix?

According to news reports, South African media giant Naspers is in the process of launching its own streaming service to compete against Netflix.

Nextflix is set to launch in South Africa by the end of 2016.

What does all of this mean for the local market and its viewing behavior?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Chris Botha, Group Managing Director of The Media Shop.

Scroll down to listen to the audio.

I’m not surprised by this. Naspers knows that the future of television is pay-per-view. I am surprised, however, by the speed at which they’re moving.

Chris Botha, The MediaShop MD

Naspers is, in fact, creating a competitor for itself!

Chris Botha, The MediaShop MD

Naspers could decide to create their own content.

Chris Botha, The MediaShop MD

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Is Naspers too dependent on Tencent?

Is Naspers too dependent on Tencent?

We interviewed Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk about the perceived over-reliance of his company on Chinese behemoth Tencent.

Meet Chris Botha, the man in charge of South Africa’s very best media agency

Meet Chris Botha, the man in charge of South Africa’s very best media agency

Media Innovator of the Year (2010); one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans (2013). Meet The MediaShop’s MD...

Naspers owned Tencent now world’s 11th the most valuable brand (1st in China)

Naspers owned Tencent now world’s 11th the most valuable brand (1st in China)

Internet services company Tencent Holdings, in which Naspers has a 34 percent stake, has surpassed Facebook in brand value.

Naspers owned Tencent buys stake in Kim Kardashian game developer Glu Mobile

Naspers owned Tencent buys stake in Kim Kardashian game developer Glu Mobile

The Chinese tech-firm will pay R1.5bn for a 15 percent stake in the US developer famous for its hit "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”.

Why you should stay the heck away from Naspers (despite the hype)

Why you should stay the heck away from Naspers (despite the hype)

Everyone from your hairdresser to your dentist is urging you to buy Naspers. This is exactly why you should read this.

Yet another analyst agrees; Naspers is one heck of a great investment right now

Yet another analyst agrees; Naspers is one heck of a great investment right now

First Avenue Investment Management analyst Nadim Mohamed is the latest in a string of experts to sing Naspers’ praises.

Why the sky is the limit for the Naspers share price

Why the sky is the limit for the Naspers share price

The Naspers share price is booming and analysts expect it to continue. Here’s why…

Why you must own shares in high-tech, emerging market juggernaut Naspers

Why you must own shares in high-tech, emerging market juggernaut Naspers

An investment analyst picks the two hottest stocks on the JSE right now: Naspers and Brimstone.

Why you must own Naspers, the hottest tech-firm in Africa (or is that China?)

Why you must own Naspers, the hottest tech-firm in Africa (or is that China?)

Naspers is expensive, but geared for growth. Ashburton Investments’ Nick Crail on why you should just be brave and buy its shares.

How once tiny Afrikaans publisher Naspers became an emerging market juggernaut

How once tiny Afrikaans publisher Naspers became an emerging market juggernaut

Bruce Whitfield speaks to historian Professor Lizette Rabe about the story of the Nasionale Pers.

Popular articles
7 tips on how to keep your child safe in public

7 tips on how to keep your child safe in public

Social worker and Childline manager Faiza Khota shares practical advise on how to help protect children in public spaces.

Soon you may not be able to light up in public (indoors or out!)

Soon you may not be able to light up in public (indoors or out!)

The Dept of Health is looking to introduce draft legislation that includes a complete ban on all smoking in public areas.

'KZN nudist beach would be a draw card for international tourism'

'KZN nudist beach would be a draw card for international tourism'

Chairman of KZN Naturists Association Christo Bothma says having the section of the South Coast beach will boost the economy.

New drug known as 'flakka' hits Durban

New drug known as 'flakka' hits Durban

Sam Pillay, founder and director of Anti-Drug Forum SA says once the drug takes effect, the user appears possessed.

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

A PDF version of the book has been doing the rounds since Sars and the State Security Agency threatened legal action.

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Can you love your partner, but no longer be in love with them? Dr Eve unravels stages of disaffection in romantic relationships.

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Author Amanda Ndiki, celibate for 6 years describes her journey and how celibacy helped mend her sense of self.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.