Come August 2013, Uganda’s MultiChoice subscribers will be enjoying TV on the go and will start watching DStv and GOtv on mobile handsets. In a statement issued last week points out that ”the commercial launch is set for a few week’s time after a successful pre-launch that saw the mobile TV service made available to a select group of key stakeholders.” DStv Mobile has only been available – commercially – in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya among other.
The service will be launched with three devices Walka 7, Drifta and iDrifta. The Walka 7 is a portable TV complete with a seven inch screen. It boasts 6 hours of battery life and audio is delivered via two 1.5 watt speakers. The device makes the perfect companion on your desk at work. The Drifta is a mobile TV decoder that receives the mobile TV broadcast signal and relays it over WiFi to a range of WiFi capable devices, this includes laptops, PCs, tablets and Smartphones. The device is compatible with certain Android, BlackBerry, IOS, and Symbian Smartphones and tablets, as well as Windows and Mac computers. The iDrifta is a plug and play mobile TV broadcast decoder dedicated to iOS devices. It enhances the mobile TV viewing experience of consumers with Apple mobile devices, including iPads, iPods and iPhones. The iDrifta is compatible with the iPod 4th generation, iPhone 4/4S and iPad 1/2/3.
According to the The CEO Magazine, the service will be available for users in Kampala from the start. The General Manager, Multichoice Uganda Charles Hamya, says the company is looking to bringing mobile TV to Uganda and their trust that the mobile TV experience will bring convenience and flexibility of accessing first-class DStv and GOtv content.
Source: The CEO mag