Vodafone partners Kwese to introduce video on-demand

By
Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA

Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – Vodafone Ghana has
partnered multiplatform broadcaster, Kwese, to bring the video on-demand and
live television (TV) content to the public through its video streaming service;
Kwese Play.

The partnership would make it possible for Ghanaians
to connect a Kwese Play digital TV device to Vodafone’s high speed
‘fibre-to-the-home’ or ADSL broadband service to access unlimited live
entertainment.

It would also support Kwese Play to access
unlimited bundle on Vodafone’s fixed broadband internet packages for consumers.

This was made known during the launch of the
Vodafone Kwese Playstore in Accra as the leading-edge digital TV device powered
by RokuTM to allow viewers access the world’s best video content using the
Internet.

Kwese Play, which is sold for GH¢450.00 with a
monthly subscription of GH¢165.00, functions when it is connected to the TV
device via its HDMI connector.

Ms Patricia Obo-Nai, the Director of Fixed
Business and Customer Operations, said Vodafone was excited about the
partnership, which would bring world-class entertainment content to its
customers.

She said leveraging on Vodafone Ghana’s
reliable and efficient internet broadband service would enable Kwese Play to
deliver seamless video on-demand and live TV content to Ghanaians.

Ms Obo-Nai said the network’s high-speed
internet connection would resolve problems faced by internet users in spending
hours to download their favourite contents.

Mr Maxwell Dodd, the Country Manager of Kwese
Ghana, said the application had introduced the most diverse video on demand
content due to its strategic partnerships with the world’s leading providers
including Kwese iflix, Netflix, YouTube, TED and RedBull TV.
 

He said Kwese Play would also launch over 200
streaming channels delivered on a single platform. 

“We pride ourselves as being an innovative
broadcast network offering premium content to African viewers across multiple
platforms,” he said.

“The introduction of Kwese Play in Ghana
expands our product offering while bringing the best in general entertainment
to Ghanaian households.”

Mr Dodd noted that Vodafone fixed broadband
subscribers could purchase the Kwese Play device and receive a month’s
unlimited data to stream Kwese’s full live TV content bouquet and a complementary
12-month subscription to iflix as part of the package.

He urged the public to visit the nearest
Vodafone store, www.fbb.vodafone.com.gh or kweseplay.tv for more information on
the package.

GNA

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