Nigerian broadcaster EbonyLife is set to shut down video-on-demand service EbonyLife ON this weekend.
An email sent to its subscribers reads: “It has been our pleasure to provide a platform to share high-quality series and movies through our global video-on-demand digital service, EbonyLife ON.
“As we wind down the year, we plan to discontinue our EbonyLife ON service effective November 30, 2020. As a result, we will cancel your subscription account online and via the mobile app.
“Since 2014, our subscribers have watched gripping series, riveting Nollywood movies, unique documentaries, and more. Thank you for subscribing to EbonyLife ON; we hope you have enjoyed your viewing experience.”
EbonyLife ON launched in July 2018 in Lagos, featuring a broad range of content across drama, reality and factual programming.
Its titles include glossy dramas like The Governor, which chronicles the struggles of the first female governor in Nigeria; Fifty, a series adaptation of the 2015 hit movie that follows four women in their 50s in Lagos; and Sons of the Caliphate, a drama about feuding between powerful political families in northern Nigeria.
In addition, viewers could see African celebrities on the red carpet with VVIP Events; the latest celebrity buzz with EL Now; inspirational stories of Africans achieving success in all walks of life in Hello Africa; and Moments Z, a talkshow for millennials.
Earlier this year, EbonyLife ON’s availability was extended across Africa, with EbonyLife CEO Mo Abudu announcing she would take her channel off pay platform DStv from July 31 to focus the VoD service.