Netflix may find it difficult to take on the rivals owned by Africa’s largest media company, Naspers. But there’s a good chance the Los Gatos, California, company will have a major ace up its sleeve: original Netflix-owned shows and movies.
It won’t be plain sailing for Netflix in South Africa. Naspers, which owns the country’s biggest pay-TV service DSTV, completely dominates the market. And earlier this year, it launched a streaming video service called ShowMax that could be stiff competition for Netflix.