Africell taps Perception to launch OTT mobile TV in Angola

Africell taps Perception to launch OTT mobile TV in Angola

Cloud-based OTT video platform vendor Perception Group announced on Tuesday that mobile operator Africell Angola has launched AfriTV, an OTT mobile TV service using Perception’s TVCDN platform.

The AfriTV service offers Africell’s mobile data customers in Angola access to 44 local and international live TV channels on their smart phones for free. The service also includes seven days worth of catch-up TV.

“AfriTV will let customers watch their favourite local and international TV channels on demand and at affordable rates,” said Godfrey Efeurhobo, chief commercial officer of Africell Group, in a statement.

Perception says its Private TVCDN platform connects multiple live channel operators and on-demand content owners via local content aggregation partners and Global Distribution Services.

“Using our fully integrated TVCDN service, Africell mobile data customers in Angola will be able to access very high quality TV via a simple to use one-time password opening up a new world of entertainment and information services,” said Perception CDN CEO John Mills.

Africell said that AfriTV will also be launched in the Democratic Republic of Congo later this year. Once the OTT service is fully operational, it will span a large part of West and Central Africa, seamlessly connected via Africell’s network infrastructure. Africell – which is US-owned and headquartered in London – also operates mobile networks in Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

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