VivaBox Partners with AfricaXP

VivaBox partners with AfricaXP to provide premium content for MTNTV Ghana

1 June 2018

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Johannesburg, May 30, 2018 – AfricaXP(AXP), Africa’s leading provider of premium themed content announced today that VivaBox DMS, a leading turn-key Mobile IPTV/OTT provider for Telco’s has signed a multi-year contract to provide premium content for MTN-TV (Ghana).

Under this agreement, 10 premium AXP channels will be provided to VivaBox for the MTNTV platform. MTN Ghana’s 14 million subscribers will have access these channels specially themed to meet the needs of the African market.

AfricaXP, Head of Channels, Francois Schreuder said: “our channels are themed with the audience in mind. The bouquet brings a balance of African, kids content, sports, telenovelas, lifestyle, factual and International movies to the audience. We are delighted to partner with Vivabox”

Executive Director at VivaBox Ghana, H.E Princess A. Ocansey, noted: “The Premium-one blends AXP content and top local channels into an affordable, yet appealing bouquet to the Ghanaian viewer”.

AfricaXP maintained it’s commitment to support innovation on the continent according to CEO, Craig Kelly, who noted “we are passionate about supporting new and innovative offerings on the continent, and our channels will be a compelling addition to the VivaBox powered MTN-TV platform. The subscriber base, technology and content make a win win scenario for all and we look forward to a fruitful relationship in the coming years”.

VivaBox CEO, Julius Nyingmeh, said: “AfricaXP is a valued partner. This deal further strengthens our pan-African expansion strategy to provide turn-key solutions to telco’s. It’s about combining exciting African content with carrier grade technology, partnering with MTN Ghana to make this affordable to the end-user without compromising the viewer experience.

AXP channels will be offered in the MTNTV Premium-one bouquet from July 2018, alongside International news and local Ghanaian channels. MTN subscribers with access to a smart device will be able to access the MTN-TV app on Android, IOS and Web while the Viva 4G and Viva-Connect Tv Boxes will be available for homes and MTN Fiber to the home subscribers.

 

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Being Among Magine’s New Partners

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STOCKHOLM: Magine has secured four new partnerships, including with being, which is tapping into the company’s cloud-based platform to enable access to the FIFA World Cup, the NFL, Formula 1 and the French, U.S. and Australian Opens in 16 countries.

Olivier Dufour, the director of digital at being, commented: “Magine serves our premium content to hundreds of thousands of customers each day in 16 countries. They supported the launch of bein’s digital on-demand services securely, delivering our premium content on a reliable and proven platform.”

Magine also landed a partnership with Nick Fraser’s new documentary streaming service Yaddo, which will see a range of critically acclaimed documentaries streamed to over 160 territories this fall.

 Fraser, former head of documentaries at the BBC and founder of Yaddo, said, “Magine was the obvious choice as a distribution partner when we looked beyond technical capabilities. Their commitment to providing a TV Superhighway, at the service of great content, makes them the perfect partner to build a truly innovative global business model with.”

An agreement was signed with a Beijing-based digital TV system operator that saw the start of a drive to build, launch and operate a cloud-based video streaming system for the Chinese market, which will see Magine’s TV Superhighway stream live TV to more than 100 million Chinese households. Marten Liu, a Chinese digital TV executive, said: “We are delighted to have Magine as our partner for this important development of our internet video streaming system and service offerings.”

Magine recently entered into a partnership with Africa XP to extend their business beyond existing conventional broadcast platforms, additionally monetizing their channels in partnership with dynamic, new and direct-to-consumer digital platforms. Craig Kelly, the CEO of Africa XP, commented: “Magine gives our channels global reach affordably and offers our operator partner’s instant OTT deployment of our channel bouquet in their markets—this expands our footprint and revenue generation potential exponentially.”