Glo Launches Dstv Mobile
Subscribers of major West African mobile service provider, Globacom, can now watch DStv programmes on their mobile phones as the company rolls out the DStvMobile service on Glo for subscribers who have DVB-H enabled handsets.
Globacom’s Head of Value Added Services, Samson Isa said that Glo subscribers who sign up to DStvMobile on Glo will enjoy a wide range of programming from news channels such as CNN to entertainment and movie channels such as Africa Magic, Magic World, Africa Magic Yoruba, Africa Magic Hausa, Channel O, Sound city, Cartoon Network, TBN, Super Sport 7, Super Sport 9, Super Sport Blitz and NTA Plus. Subscribers to the service will also enjoy super fast Internet access.
“The High Speed Internet Service on the package is connected to the GLO 1 Cable”, Isa disclosed, adding that this gives the subscriber a robust and seamless viewing experience. He explained that DStvMobile from Glo comes with Nokia 5330, one month free High Speed Internet bundle and free DStvMobile subscription until 31 March, 2011. The handset can be used to make and receive calls and for internet browsing.
Isa said Mobile TV is the silver lining in the home entertainment and information industry providing a variety of top-quality content. He said that traffic congestion which translates to long hours of commuting with attendant boredom has made the DStvMobile a necessary product in the Nigerian market. “ Very busy executives resident in urban and suburban centres, who have very long commuting time and also travel regularly for business purposes do not want to miss out on anything that is happening, be it news, entertainment or sports,” he said.
The service is available, to start with, in 10 Nigerian cities including Lagos, Ibadan, Benin, Asaba, Onitsha, Enugu, Aba, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Kaduna.