VENTURES AFRICA – Côte d’Ivoire’s unit of telco giant MTN has announced a strategic partnership with tech developer SUMMVIEW to launch of a new service called “MTN TV”, which is accessible via mobile devices. MTN says it now offers its users the ability to access from their smartphones and tablets, to a set of live TV channels as well as on-demand content.
Wim Vanhelleputte, CEO of MTN Côte d’Ivoire, said MTN TV expands the telecom’s range of services and mobile applications and provides its subscribers an innovative offering of quality content, information as well as entertainment on mobile. “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,” he said.
CEO of SUMMVIEW, Denis Pagnac explained that the company’s Content Delivery Solution (S-CDS) is designed to meet the specific needs of each client, allowing MTN 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.