Africa: Canal+ Overseas puts in place electronic distribution for TV subscription renewal

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Canal+ Overseas, the international subsidiary of Canal+ Group and pay TV network available in Africa has selected French smartcard maker Oberthur Technologies for electronic top-up service for the distribution of their prepaid pay TV renewal of subscriptions in Africa.

Using electronic top-up will allow Canal+ Overseas to dematerialise and automate the reselling process of prepaid subscriptions. Canal+ Overseas' retailers will be able to top-up subscribers' pay TV accounts via a mobile phone.

The platform will also manage e-voucher purchasing and delivery via SMS. The service will be run in one of Oberthur Technologies' data centres located in Tewkesbury, United Kingdom and will use the MoreMagic m:TopUp system including a mobile application for retailers and a pan-Africa SMS brokering service.