SA’s next VOD service arrives in 2015

Technology & Convergence

On 1 February 2015, mobile digital broadcaster MobileTV is set to launch its VOD offering, TV4U, in South Africa. According to MobileTV founder Mothobi Mutloatse, the service will be more affordable than its competitors; Altech’s Node and Times Media’s Vidi.

According to ITWeb Mutloatse said,"Because ours is a satellite-centric concept with content delivered directly to the customer's disk, fast and highly cost-efficient, it provides the additional edge of multiscreen interactivity."

MobileTV will make use of Sentech Freevision's IS20 satellite network, which means consumers interested in acquiring the service who already have DStv or Freevision dish installations won’t need a new dish.

Through international partnerships TV4U’s VOD bouquet, Movielicious, will offer users a spread of Hollywood movies, Pakistani and Bollywood films as well African movies and sports viewing.

"In addition, TV4U's developmental platform will roll out its digital learning service to bridge the distance learning divide and present opportunities to learners and teachers alike from primary school to universities and colleges, to experience simultaneous digital learning television," Mutloatse added.

Source: Screen Africa 6 October 2014