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Times Media unveils video streaming service

Vidi offers both an unlimited streaming service and a rental service.

Times Media Group has launched Video, a video-on-demand service. Picture: www.vidi.co.za.

JOHANNESBURG - Times Media Group has launched its video-on-demand service and, good news for viewers, there's a free 30 day trial period.

Vidi offers two options- an unlimited streaming service that costs R149 per month and a rental service that costs between R15 and R27 per title, depending on the movie rented.

Each rental is available to stream for 48 hours.

Tech Central's Duncan McLeod says the service is pure streaming over the internet.

"All you need is a broadband connection and a large amount of data, preferably uncapped. It's similar in a way to the Netflix service in the US. These services are becoming increasingly popular and offer consumers a video on demand service for a fixed monthly fee per month.