MultiChoice Kenya’s subsidiary GOtv has launched GOcard, to help users connect their digital television sets to its services minus the need of a set top box decoder. The Go Card is the latest of the firm’s offerings which include satellite television, digital terrestrial television and the walker mobile tv and mobile phones.
Speaking during the launch, Felix Kyengo, General Manager GOtv Kenya said; “Our philosophy is to remain innovative in order to continue to deliver the best possible digital television to Kenyans and to keep them at the cutting edge of the move to digital television. GOtv delivers a selection of the best and exciting international channels as well as great African content in crystal clear picture and sound quality, making it the home of great entertainment.”
Available from all leading electronic retailers throughout Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, the GOcard will retail for the special price of shs 3499 which will include two months GOtv Plus subscription and an external UHF GOtenna.
The GOcard, which is compatible with compliant DT2 integrated digital TVs, is installed by slotting into the TV and therefore requires no additional cabling or remotes. However to optimise reception of the GOtv service, it is recommended that an external UHF GOtenna is used.
Stéphanie Bizouerne, Neotion Head of Sales and Marketing said, “The launch of the GOcard reinforces Neotion’s leading position on cardless technology as we continue to penetrate new markets outside Europe and especially emerging ones such as Sub-Saharan Africa. GOtv is set to have the largest DVB-T2 network in Kenya, granting Neotion a wider geographical coverage.”
Unlike the set top box, the integrated GOcard solution will use the menu and channel navigation of the television, thus giving subscribers a totally different experience to what they have had in the past.