MobileTV adds South African soaps to its line-up
| 19 May 2014
South Africa's MobileTV has concluded a content deal for soap operas Generations, 7de Laan, and Isidingo as well as the revival of Shaka Zulu and Yizo Yizo.
The television network, which broadcasts via Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) and the direct-to-home (DTH) TV4U platform will benefit in particular from the addition of South Africa's "number one soapie, Generations," says Dr Mothobi Mutloatse, chairman, MobileTV.
"SABC's impressive catalogue has been creatively repurposed, repackaged and realigned on a single channel, enhanced by the familiarity and popularity of the content on offer," he added.
MobileTV has now successfully tested DMB with the content of SABC 1, 2 and audio channels 5FM and MetroFM.
"DMB is not only unique, it is without comparison as it is the only technology dedicated to mobile television broadcasting incorporating the compelling threesome of video, audio and data-casting," said Mutloatse.
"We hope to commence broadcasting the SABC programmes in phases, soonest."
MobileTV is one of five broadcasters recently awarded a provisional pay-TV licence by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa.