Africa’s DStv available on MTN Play

Technology & Convergence

DStv Mobile in partnership with telecommunications operator MTN launched a 3G streaming Mobile TV service that will allow MTN subscribers to watch DStv channels on their handsets.The service will commence operations on 15 November 2011. MTN subscribers who subscribe to this service will now watch 11 channels for a subscription of R40 per month or R15 per week

“We are very excited that the service is now available to a wider audience on different platforms.  Our broadcast mobile TV service has been available from MTN for close to a year and bringing mobile TV on a 3G platform is a natural progression of our partnership,” says Mark Rayner General Manager: DStv Mobile South Africa.
Great sport channels include Live on SuperSport and SuperSport Blitz, for the latest news and highlights from sports fields around the world.

Africa’s leader in music television Channel O and the non-stop music videos on Trace Urban will keep music lovers entertained. Kids can enjoy top toon stars on Cartoon Network and adults can take a walk down memory lane with vintage cartoons on Boomerang Mobile.

Additional channels include the celebrated AfricaMagic, a channel with extensive African content from movies to game-shows; international current affairs channel CNN, SawSee, a movie trailer channel for all the latest Hollywood blockbusters and E! Entertainment Mobile, your front row seat to the latest Hollywood glitz and scandal. Says Mapula Bodibe, MTN South Africa General Manager: Consumer Marketing:  “This service is in response to the needs of our customers who are demanding offerings that are seamless, instantaneous and offer ease of use. We believe that this service will offer value to our customers; coupled with our network capability, we are certain that their experience will be seamless. The affordability of the service will ensure that our customers always enjoy value-added services that are simple and convenient.”

The service will be available to all MTN subscribers and works on 3G compatible handsets that can connect to MTN Play. Check out here for more information.