“Got any good series recommendations?”

Expect that question to get complicated as Netflix spends $1bn expanding its studios to produce more content. That, coupled with market movements at home, means South Africans will have even more streaming choices. SA company MultiChoice has decided that “if you can’t beat them, join them”, so they’re integrating Netflix and Amazon Prime to their service. Thanks to discounts, Showmax also saw a jump in usage during lockdown. Government entities are joining the party too: Telkom is launching a streaming platform with SABC content, Financial Mail reports. We live in an age of prestige television, so get the popcorn out and enjoy. 

This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.