Vodacom looking to bring Netflix to SA

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Vodacom looking to bring Netflix to South Africa

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub said they are looking to partner with services like Showmax and Netflix to bring video-on-demand content to subscribers.
Good lord...from sensationalist to plain frikken deceitful with the headlines now. Look at techcentral's proper and factual headline and an intro right to the point:

" Vodacom reveals big VOD plans "


Vodacom will launch its own video-on-demand offering in the new year, and is also in talks with Netflix and other players about offering a platform that integrates with its billing infrastructure.

http://www.techcentral.co.za/vodacom-reveals-big-vod-plans/61155/
 

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Good lord...from sensationalist to plain frikken deceitful with the headlines now. Look at techcentral's proper and factual headline and an intro right to the point:

" Vodacom reveals big VOD plans "


Vodacom will launch its own video-on-demand offering in the new year, and is also in talks with Netflix and other players about offering a platform that integrates with its billing infrastructure.

http://www.techcentral.co.za/vodacom-reveals-big-vod-plans/61155/
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Come on Kev. You can do better.
 

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But Schmuckmeel was only complaining the other day that OTT operators were using too much data. Now he wants to increase data usage.
 

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I assume once they do this, they'll expect Netflix to "invest in Vodacon's infrastructure"...
 

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Watching Titanic in Full HD @ R2 per meg. You're life savings will go down with that ship.
 

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Shark bait!

First there was Jaws. Then came Sharknado. Next it will be Vodacom Netflix OOB Shark attack!
 

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All this noise about OTT highlights the need for net neutrality if you ask me. Consider this.. Vodacom partners with Monochoice to their clientele perhaps offering a converged billing solution where Netflix maybe sees no significant advantage.

What stops Vodacom from degrading their network for use with Netflix who is n their preferred partner(revenue share) ? Or releasing press statements about charging their users extra because it's a non preferred network ab-using their network with no direct (other than increased data usage) investment in their network. ;)
 

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All this noise about OTT highlights the need for net neutrality if you ask me. Consider this.. Vodacom partners with Monochoice to their clientele perhaps offering a converged billing solution where Netflix maybe sees no significant advantage.

What stops Vodacom from degrading their network for use with Netflix who is n their preferred partner(revenue share) ?
Net neutrality wouldn't help here, they'd just choke Netflix/Showmax's streams on the peering uplink, that's outside of Net Neutrality's domain.

There's SO many ways to screw everyone over that if a company really wants to, they'll dodge in and out the loopholes and do it. One has to just hope that free market forces force them to stay honest.
 
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I really hope Vodacom can sort out their VOD offering ASAP. I have Vodacom FTTH available in my complex. The prices are a bit steep - with a 24 month contract. If it included a decent VOD service I would sign up tomorrow.

However at this time there are no details from Vodacom, and there is no way I'm signing a 24 month for what could turn out to be some watered down version of Netflix at high cost.
 
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