MWC 2015: MTN Côte d'Ivoire, Summview unveil mobile TV service

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 03 March 2015

MTN Côte d'Ivoire has teamed up with France's Summview to launch a mobile video service, offering a range of live TV and on-demand content for users of Android-based smartphones and tablets.

150226sThe content available for second screens in Côte d'Ivoire during MTN TV's initial launch phase includes five international channels: France 24, Al Jazeera, Trace Africa, BBLACK and Tiji.

Users have the option to subscribe to the new service for a day, a week or a month, and can download the MTN TV app from the MTN CI website or from the Google Play Store.

"With MTN TV, MTN Côte d'Ivoire expands its range of services and mobile applications and provides its subscribers with an innovative offering of quality content, information as well as entertainment on mobile. The 'one stop shop' offer of Summview allowed mastering the costs and securing the roll-out," said Wim Vanhelleputte, CEO of MTN Côte d'Ivoire.

"By deploying this new service, MTN continues its actions to offer its customers a new digital world and contributes to the emergence of a digital Ivory Coast."

Denis Pagnac, CEO, Summview, welcomed the partnership, adding: "The Summview Content Delivery Solution (S-CDS), an SaaS platform proposed in white label, is designed to meet the specific needs of each client, allowing MTN CI to propose its own mobile video service benefiting from the expertise of Summview in the field of the distribution of video content on mobile phone."