Sky’s Glass TV product and experience will be made available to customers in South Africa following an agreement with MultiChoice.
The range of 4K HDR TVs with integrated sound bar featuring Dolby Atmos will be available to MultiChoice customers in a range of sizes and colours.
The agreement with Multichoice follows launches in the UK in 2021, then Ireland and Italy in 2022. MultiChoice will be Sky’s second Glass syndication partner, following the partnership with Australian pay television company, Foxtel, announced last year.
Andrea Zappia, EVP & CEO New Markets and Businesses, Sky commented: “Following a very successful launch in the UK, Ireland and Italy, we are thrilled that Glass will be coming to South Africa via Sky’s partnership with MultiChoice. This is the second international syndication agreement following Foxtel, and Sky’s strategy to grow our international footprint will continue to expand.
Significantly, content aggregation and third-party apps will be available on the Glass panels as well as a range of other MultiChoice devices.
Calvo Mawela, CEO Multichoice Group, said: “We are truly excited about the syndication partnership with Sky and Comcast, and what it means for our customers. We understand that providing world-leading content must come through an exceptional customer experience. This syndication partnership highlights our drive to put the needs of customers at the core of what we do, through both the bolstering of the customers viewing experience as well as demand for streaming aggregation.”
Sky Glass is powered by Comcast’s global technology platform that also serves its North America partners Rogers, Cox, Shaw and Videotron.