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A search engine that allows users to search video-on-demand services has launched in South Africa.
JustWatch collates the TV programmes and films offered by the country’s largest streaming providers, allowing users to see which programmes are being shown on which platforms, all in one place.
Users can search for specific programmes or filter by genre, streaming provider, price, rating or release date.
JustWatch South Africa currently indexes shows from Netflix, iTunes, Mubi, ShowMax and DSTV’s BoxOffice.
JustWatch’s CEO explained why they chose to expand into the South African market, saying: “South Africa’s infrastructure and online penetration has been growing so fast in the last years that streaming is working now better and better.”
Around 1 million South Africans currently have broadband speeds fast enough to stream online TV, out of a population of over 50 million.
As fibre optic internet becomes more commonplace in the country, however, this proportion is expected to grow dramatically.