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Vubiquity Joins Forces With Discover Digital For Zimbabwe Deal

The Amdocs-owned technology firm and on-demand operator Vubiquity has inked a multi-year deal with the payment platform Discover Digital to offer local and international content to African service providers, starting with TelOne Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) in Zimbabwe.

The deal covers two bands of subscription content on the Discover Digital Service –DEOD Premium and On Demand– that provide content including music videos and transactional movies from six leading Hollywood studios available on a rent-by-title basis.

Discover Digital manages and provides solutions which offer included payment channels, enabling customers to subscribe, rent or buy through mobile money platforms and vouchers from any TelOne branch.

TelOne Zimbabwe is the largest telecommunications operator in Zimbabwe and also has the second largest fixed-line network in all of southern Africa. The new service will provide TelOne customers with the flexibility to consume content via a selection of different payment channels.

The CEO of Vubiquity and Head of Amdocs Media, Darcy Antonellis said that Vubiquity was absolutely delighted to be joining forces with Discover Digital and TelOne on this highly important and exciting new venture. She also declared that Vubiquity was pleased to support and contribute towards such a positive project in the highly dynamic and rapidly growing African video market.
Antonellis added that this particular deal would build on Vubiquity’s global experience, and further establish the firm as a first-choice content and VOD partner in the emerging markets.

Discover Digital’s International Director, Stephen Watson said that rolling out the TelOne DEOD service in Zimbabwe was yet another significant milestone for Discover Digital’s long-term, strategic partnership with Vubiquity. He added that introducing a service with a solid foundation of international premium content would allow TelOne to start with a quality content base that could be built upon. Watson said that having the valued input and trust of Vubiquity as the companies grow their DEOD service internationally was essential for Discover Digital’s broadcast and telecommunications partners in accelerating their OTT video offering.

TelOne DEOD was launched recently in Harare by Zimbabwe’s Communications Minister Kazembe Kazembe. The service is a combination of on-demand TV through TelOne broadband.

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