(Ecofin Agency) - Video on Demand service Afrostream and French telecom operator Bouygues Telecom signed a partnership which will enable the distribution in France of more African, Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean movies and series. Afrostream’s VoD offer which will from now on be available on all Bouygues’ boxes can be accessed on various platforms (box, tablets, smartphones…).
Afrostream’s founder and president, Tonjé Bakang, said that “through the partnership, many France-residing subscribers would be able to watch original Afro-American and African cultural programmes”. Afrostream indeed offers a large range of exciting programmes including: Sœurs Ennemies (Cote d’Ivoire), Windeck (Angola), Before 30 (Nigeria), Being Mary Jane or the BET Music Awards 2016 (USA), and many other classics.
Launched at the end of 2015, Afrostream mainly targets Africa and its diaspora. With more than 15,000 subscribers in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the service should extend to English-speaking countries by the end of the year. Among big names partnering with Afrostream (distribution, actors) there is: Sony Pictures Television, Viacom, Warner Bros, Lionsgate and ITV.
Sabine Réveillon, audiovisual content director at Bouygues Telecom, welcomes the new partnership with Afrostream which she believes will “boost their customer experiences and satisfy their needs”.