People also spent more than 100,000 hours watching content on the platform.
“Buni TV had such an exciting first year,” said Founder and CEO Marie Lora-Mungai. “We proved that Africans were ready to discover and watch video content on their mobile devices, we established Buni TV as a strong supporter of emerging film talents, we built solid partnerships with companies like Safaricom and AfricaFilms.tv, and we launched our first exclusive content with the Buni TV Comedy Series. We’re now looking forward to continue on this trajectory and hit many more important milestones in the next few months.”
Buni TV is a leading African video-on-demand platform which makes quality content such as films, documentaries, television shows, animation, web series and music videos available to new audiences on the continent and abroad through the internet, tablets and mobile phones.
Recently, Buni TV released its first comedy series produced with 40 episodes bearing such evocative titles as What to Expect in Africa, The Cursed Kenyan, Sexual Olympics Academy, White Savior Inc or Pastor Tim’s Sunday Sermon, the Buni TV Comedy Series brings together exciting young talents from Kenya and Africa. It’s no doubt that the 500,000 unique visitors milestone is due to the platform’s massive original content.
In February, Buni TV announced it had reached 1 million views, with 60% of the total traffic from from Africa, and 22% from North America and Europe in just 9 months after launch. Moreover, 33% of Buni TV’s total traffic – and 77% of new visits – originated from mobile devices, validating the platform’s bet to strongly target mobile users.