Discover Digital launches VOD service in South Africa | VOD | News | Rapid TV News
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Discover Digital is launching its own video-on-demand (VOD) service in South Africa after the VU service it had run for MTN for two years was withdrawn on 3 May.

DEOD Logo 9 May 2017The new Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) service will enable Discover Digital to partner with regional telecommunications operators, both domestically and in other African countries.

The service, priced from ZAR49 to ZAR99 per month depending on the pack, will deliver global news channels – Euronews/AfricaNews, France 24, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, BBC World News and Russia Today – as well as its own DEOD Sports Network, providing news and interviews from the world of athletics, cricket, rugby and football. Niche sports channels include fighting, sailing and boating, and extreme sports. Discover Digital sponsors the SA SuperBike Championship, for which it provides live video streams. TV series and movies will also be available on-demand.

“As a full-service, video-on-demand business, we want to use the increased connectivity customers now have access to, to deliver more entertainment in a number of ways,” said Stephen Watson, MD, Discover Digital. “The opportunity in Africa is to deliver mobile phones a broad range of digital entertainment – from video and TV to music, magazines and radio. We believe everybody deserves to have access to quality, affordable content and we will continue to challenge the status quo of competitive offerings and expand our DEOD services to merge lifestyle and entertainment to take it to consumers when and how they want it.”

Elsewhere in Africa, the company already has deals with operators in Zambia and Zimbabwe as a white label VOD provider.