African mobile content platform Tuluntulu has teamed up with Rhodes Business School and Nedbank to launch a new 24/7 economic empowerment TV channel on the its app.
The content provider says that its vision is to improve the lives of the people of Africa using relevant local content, at the least cost to the end user. The free-to-download app is available without subscriptions and is claimed to use less data, around 50MB per hour, than any other streaming app when connected via mobile networks.
Video content for the app has been created by Rhodes University Business School focusing on economics, commercial law, entrepreneurship and financial planning. Funded by Nedbank, the Rhodes Business School channel aims to be an incubator to promote social enterprise, entrepreneurship and empower people with business management skills.
“We are delighted to increase our free TV offering to over 40 x 24/7 TV channels. Education is a key focus and this new RBS channel is one of seven dedicated education-focused TV channels,” explained Pierre van der Hoven, Tuluntulu’s founder and CEO.
“The Tuluntulu app provides a distribution and monetisation platform for our content partners, and exposure for our sponsors like Nedbank. Economic empowerment is especially relevant content right now, and Tuluntulu is delighted to add the new RBS TV channel to our offering.”
Professor Owen Skae, director of the Rhodes Business School, said the project speaks to the need for Rhodes University to join other higher education institutions globally who play a major role in their immediate communities through hubs of innovation across all faculties towards creating compassionate cities through compassionate institutions. “The Rhodes vice-chancellor often talks about the concept of ‘brightening the corner where you are’; this is what we are doing,” Skae added.
“As part of the transformation agenda, universities and higher education institutions should focus on their role in advancing the social and economic growth of their cities and towns.” said Skae. “It is the digital era and we need to find ways of making knowledge accessible at the lowest possible cost to as many people as possible. South Africa is at a crossroads in its social economic development… we wanted to focus on more specific subjects and audiences to inspire young people to start businesses, grow the economy and employ more people.”
The Rhodes Music Radio station is also available on the Tuluntulu app, which is available both for Android platforms and Apple iOS devices from iTunes.