DW teams up with Tuluntulu in Africa

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 12 January 2015

Deutsche Welle's English TV channel can now be streamed to mobile devices in Africa using the Tuluntulu app, following a partnership between the two organisations.

Tuluntulu offers a range of TV streams a low bandwidth, making video content available on mobile networks as well as wireless broadband. The free app, available for Android and iOS devices, provides advertising-funded content without subscription fees for viewers, though data costs are applicable for mobile users.

"Tuluntulu is an innovative service that is making content available to everyone, everywhere," said Sevan Ibrahim-Sauer, head of distribution, Deutsche Welle Africa. "We are excited to use opportunities like this to reach out to new and different target audiences."

Tuluntulu claims to have been downloaded almost 100,000 times since launch, particularly in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Morocco, Uganda, Mozambique, Tunisia and Zambia. It currently streams 12 channels, including news providers Al Jazeera, AAN7 and music channel GUAP.

"The response to our app over the last few months has been tremendous. We are excited to have partners like DW come aboard and provide interesting content for viewers around Africa," said Pierre van der Hoven, CEO, Tuluntulu.