TECHNOLOGY & CONVERGENCE
Senegal: Sonatel launches mobile TV
Since 19 January 2012, watching TV programs on a portable terminal is now possible in Senegal. The operator Sonatel-Orange has recently introduced this service to journalists. Twelve TV channels are currently available, including a bouquet of ten channels offered by Canal + Africa. The service also includes video on demand (VOD) which allows you to select content to watch later.
To get the service, customers must be in an area covered by the 3G network, be equipped with a compatible phone with a 3G chip.In prepaid mode, users must also have at least 400 FCFA credit. Mobile TV is also available in postpaid mode under 'Orange Teranga' brand.
The operator currently offers, at a promotional price of 49,000 CFA francs, a pack consisting of a compatible mobile TV and a prepaid SIM card.