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  • Afrostream is a Netflix for African movies
  • Afrostream is a Netflix for African movies
    Afrostream (2014) ©

Afrostream is a Netflix for African movies

The blockbuster movies found on online streaming services invariably follow the same storyline; a white hero saving the day. But Afrostream is a niche streaming service that will feature only African and African-American content, launching in September 2016 for €7 a month.



  • Article image Empire: the seedy soap opera taking over the small screen

    Somewhere between a gaudy soap opera and hip-hop rendition of Glee, Empire has enjoyed a growing viewership for ten consecutive weeks, now drawing more than 17 million viewers. But what is it that’s made Empire the biggest thing to hit America’s small screen in over a decade?

  • Article image Fast and Furious: driving diversity in the cinema

    Eleven years after its debut, the Fast and Furious franchise is more lucrative than ever. The latest is the third film ever to break $1 billion in the box office. But is its success down to cars, girls and explosions? Or does it offer something no other franchise does – a cast as diverse as its audience?

  • Article image Bevel: speciality shaving for African Americans

    Around 80% of African American men suffer from painful razor bumps. The most effective solution? Give up shaving altogether. But for those that favour a clean shave, that’s not necessarily a feasible option. Can Bevel disrupt the shaving market and become the Procter & Gamble for black people’?

  • Trio of LGBT TV dramas go live in UK Trio of LGBT TV dramas go live in UK

    In a multiscreen, multiplatform world, the way we digest media is changing. With viewers increasingly going online to watch their favourite shows - from House of Cards to Bob's Burgers - a risqué new Channel 4 series is attempting to bridge the gap between TV and online.