Africabox has started to offer its two channels as an OTT service, on the web, smartphones and tablets, either live or on demand.
Africabox offers thematic pay-TV channels dedicated to the culture of sub-Saharan Africa. It was introduced on IPTV networks in 2009 with the pay TV music channel Africabox TV, available from major cable providers, and has recently launched Africabox Séries, a second channel devoted to cinema and fiction.
Africabox is now partnering up with TDF Media Services to make all its contents available as an OTT offering.
To that effect, the companies that make up TDF Media Services (Cognacq-Jay Image, Qbrick, and SmartJog) have developed a fully integrated solution. Africabox subscribers will have unlimited access to Africabox TV and Africabox Séries, either live or on-demand, 24/7. They will be able to view both channels at the same time, and to rewind up to three hours after the beginning of a programme.
“Our comprehensive offer, which includes content acquisition for both channels, transcoding, catalog management, and content delivery network (CDN), allowed us to offer Africabox a turnkey solution”, explained Michael Da-Silva, business development manager.
“In addition to providing efficiency, reliability and quality, TDF Media Services manages the production’s value chain from start to finish, meaning we only have to speak to one provider who is furthermore an expert on these matters. This allows us to focus on our core activity,” adds Maria-Laureine Aboke, general manager of Africabox.
Subscriptiona to Afrocabox are starting at €3.99 per month.
Earlier this month, Thema has launched Le Bouquet Africain La Box TV in partnership with Alpha Networks. This bouquet also targets French-speaking viewers from sub-Saharan Africa with an offer of 20 channels.