This new Afrikaans streaming service wants to compete with Showmax

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Quite right, but still a few hundred countries short of the World.
Many contend that the name originated from "World's Championship Series" as it was sponsored by the NY World newspaper.

Interesting the winners of the world series aren't considered to be world champions. There's the World Baseball Classic tournament which has teams from 20 odd countries for that.
 

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Business plan,

1. Find the smallest market possible
2. Offer a product in a language no one else in the world cares about.
3. ???
4. Profit
If there is a need for such a business, why not create it?
 

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Good luck in convincing the old people to ditch their SABC and DSTV in favour of this streaming thing, I could be wrong but I doubt there's enough young market for it.
 
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Not a lot of content.

Years ago there was a Free to Air Afrikaans channel on satellite. Pretty similar to this.

KykNet doesn't have anything to be worried about.

Good Luck to them though.

Please incorporate casting into the Android app.
 

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Danie: "Mariekie hou jou fokken bek, en luister na jou ma"
Mariekie: "but Pa, dit was boetie se skuld"
Danie: "Mariekie, hou op jou boetie blameer vir jou kak"

cmon, who wouldnt want to watch this good stuff? lol
 

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Kyknet already has a huge Afrikaans market.

Not sure this will grow much bigger.
Was going to say this. I'd imagine, second to sport, kykNET is responsible for the most of DStv's subscribers. Multichoice has made some unpopular political decisions recently and it may be that, if priced correctly, there is a large market for this. People often miss that Afrikaans remains the third most prevalent home language in SA.
 

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Ek dink nie dit gaan werk nie, alhoewel daar is ou geld in Afrikaans.
 

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it all depends on the quality, Rapport still stands out as a good SA newspaper for example, better than most of the English press. The pressure is always on Afrikaans content creators to offer a high quality product. Many such as the missions just fail.

That being said, why can't they just sell Afrikaans TV programmes on Netflix like the French do?
 
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