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Vodacom Play’s VOD Collaboration With MGM To Roll-Out Across Southern Africa Region

Vodacom’s VoD service, Vodacom Play, has announced that it will be moving beyond its South African base over the next few weeks. In an interview with Balancing Act Africa, Zubair Munshi, Vodacom’s Executive Head of Video, spoke about signing MGM up to the platform and launching in four new countries.

One of the upsides of the current COVID-19 crisis for providers of home entertainment is that it’s now in high demand.

Munshi said that there’d been an upsurge in transactional VoD services, particularly for movies, but also a more significant uptick on TV series.
He said that for the four planned launches of Vodacom Play outside of South Africa – Tanzania, Lesotho, Mozambique and DRC – Vodacom had been going through a process of internal testing before a public launch.

The service will first go live in Lesotho subject to final regulatory approvals.

Munshi said that the other three countries would also launch within weeks once local approvals had been obtained.

The offering will take advantage of MGM’s massive TV and film and including TV series like Teen Wolf, The Pink Panther, Stargate SG-1 and blockbuster movies like Legally Blonde and The Hobbit.

Vodacom Video Play was rolled out on the 16th of June 2018 and over the following seven months garnered 2 million registered users.

There is currently no local content on the platform yet, but the Head of Video assured that Vodacom Play is presently talking to potential partners and would soon be announcing collaborations with major local guys.


Credit: This article originated from www.balancingact-africa.com





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