The Côte d’Ivoire branch of MTN has signed a deal with SUMMVIEW to bring mobile TV to the people of Côte d’Ivoire.
The new service that has been launched is called the “MTN TV”; this service will offer MTN users access to view live channels as well as on-demand content via their mobile devices. Users will also have the option of downloading the application MTN TV on MTN CI website or on Google Play Store. They will also have the option of choosing subscription, either for a day, a week or a month.
The availability of video on smartphones and tablets relies on the platform developed by SUMMVIEW. With a few clicks, users access from the terminal, a catalog of live channels and on demand videos.
“With MTN TV, MTN Côte d’Ivoire expands its range of services and mobile applications and provides its subscribers an innovative offering of quality content, information as well as entertainment on mobile. The “one stop shop” offer of SUMMVIEW allowed mastering the costs and securing the roll-out. By deploying this new service, MTN continues its actions to offer its customers a new digital world and contributes to the emergence of a digital Ivory Coast, “said Wim Vanhelleputte, CEO of MTN Côte d’Ivoire.
Denis PAGNAC, CEO SUMMVIEW: “SUMMVIEW is pleased to provide the service “MTN TV”. The SUMMVIEW Content Delivery Solution (S-CDS), a SaaS platform proposed in white label, is designed to meet the specific needs of each client, allowing MTN CI to propose its own mobile video service benefiting from the expertise of SUMMVIEW in the field of the distribution of video content on mobile phone.”
For this launch phase, the first five international channels accessible on MTN TV are FRANCE 24, Al Jazeera, TRACE AFRICA, BBLACK and TIJI.