Mid this month Buni Media launched Buni TV, its new web and mobile Pan-African digital video platform. Buni TV is meant to show the best, most innovative and visually arresting content being currently produced in or about Africa and distributing it new audiences on the continent and abroad.
The platform currently offer the entire 5 seasons of Kenyan political satire The XYZ Show. Ok what else….Expect other videos from award-winning Kenyan animation films like Kwame Nyong’o’s The Legend of Ngong Hills, documentaries by Egyptian filmmaker Abu Bakr Shawky, Nigerian children TV program Bino and Fino, music videos from across the continent.
“There is actually quite a lot of remarkable, high-quality African content out there, but it’s often scattered over niche sites and very difficult for African audiences to find. Buni TV editors will do the leg work for our audience and select only what is worth their time. Buni TV wants to become the number one destination to watch modern, creative African content online and on mobile,” said Marie Lora-Mungai, CEO of Buni Media.
Streaming videos on Buni TV will initially be free with advertising. Buni TV will share the revenue made from advertising around their work with the filmmakers on a 50-50 basis. In the future, the platform will develop a subscription option to allow access to premium content.
[pullquote]Buni Media (www.bunimedia.com) is a multi-media company based in Nairobi, Kenya and Los Angeles, California. It is the production outlet behind The XYZ Show, Africa’s first political satire program featuring life-size latex puppets. The XYZ Show (www.xyzshow.com) reaches an audience of more than 8 million people every month through its various platforms.[/pullquote]