Ethiopia Launches its First Online Cinema Platform

Eagle Lion System Technology, a technology company in Ethiopia, has announced the launch of TeleTV, the country’s first online cinema platform, in collaboration with Ethio Telecom. The platform aims to modernize Ethiopia’s movie rental industry by allowing users to stream and rent Amharic films digitally.

The TeleTV service enables users to easily rent movies by downloading the app or visiting the website at Starting July 5th, 2024, two recently released Amharic films, “Kelelitu Sidist Sat” and “Tizita,” will be available for rent on the platform.

Audiences can make rental payments using the Telebirr mobile money service for domestic transactions, while international users can use popular card payment options like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

“The launch of TeleTV marks a significant milestone in Ethiopia’s entertainment industry,” said Bersufikad Getachew, the founder and CEO of Eagle Lion System Technology. “By providing a convenient, accessible, and secure platform for movie streaming and rental, we hope to expand the reach and viewership of Ethiopian cinema.”

Eagle Lion System Technology, known for its innovative financial technologies, has developed the TeleTV platform with robust security measures to prevent unauthorized downloads and recordings. The company aims to collaborate with film producers and other stakeholders to offer a wide range of movie genres that can be enjoyed on various devices, anytime and anywhere.

The launch of TeleTV is expected to drive growth and accessibility in Ethiopia’s movie industry, providing filmmakers and audiences with a modern and streamlined digital platform.

Eden Teshome

Editor-in-Chief of Ethiopian Business Review (EBR). She can be reached at

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