New video streaming service Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) has launched in SA, bringing more competition to Netflix and Showmax. Local digital media company Discover Digital unveiled the video-on-demand entertainment player last month. Its offering includes a mix of new-release movies — including Rogue One and Moana — that are available to rent for R18-R30 a movie, as well as on-demand older titles, documentaries, children’s programmes, series, and, finally, a handful of Internet TV channels. The latter includes news channels such as BBC World, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg television, and RT, and a small selection of sports channels. It’s this that DEOD is selling as its major point of differentiation. For now, there are five sports channels with a focus on niche or less mainstream sports: EdgeSport HD, FightBox HD, Motorvision, Nautical Channel and education channel Sportskool, each with associated TV guides for download. What you won’t find is live streaming of whole mainstream s...

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