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Customers of local cellular network operator MTN will now be able to stream select DStv channels to the screens of their handsets.

The mobile operator has struck a deal with DStv Mobile, the mobile television service offered by South Africa’s MultiChoice-owned subscription satellite operator DStv, to stream various channels to customers’ handsets via 3G on MTN Play (

MTN customers who elect to subscribe to this service will be able to watch eleven different channels on their cellphones for a monthly fee of R40 or R15 per week. Queries about whether customers will have to pay separately for the data used when streaming the service have remained unanswered.

The channels offered include something to suit everyone’s taste: SuperSport and SuperSport Blitz for sports fanatics; Channel O and TRACE Urban are aimed at music lovers; Cartoon Network and Boomerang Mobile for the kiddies; AfricaMagic for Afrocentric entertainment; SawSee airing movie trailers of all the latest Hollywood blockbusters; E! Entertainment Mobile will appeal to celebrity gossip lovers; and CNN for news and current affairs.

According to Mark Rayner, the General Manager for DStv Mobile South Africa, this partnership with MTN will make DStv attainable to more viewers. “We are very excited that the service is now available to a wider audience on different platforms. Our broadcast mobile TV service has been available from MTN for close to a year and bringing mobile TV on a 3G platform is a natural progression to our partnership,” he says.

“The service is in response to the needs of our customers who are demanding offerings that are seamless, instantaneous and offer ease of use,” says Mapula Bodibe, MTN South Africa’s General Manager. “The affordability of the service will ensure that our customers always enjoy value-added services that are simple and convenient.”

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written by Wolfe, November 17, 2011
....providing subscribers don't send in their handsets to MTN only for them not to phone you to collect it and as result your phone ending up being confiscated by them.......

Thought I would mention it in case nobody heard me the previous 20 times....

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