Sentech plans to invest in OTT platform

Sentech, the state owned signal distributor for South African broadcasting, will invest ZAR 902.3 million (USD 84.58 million) over the next three years to build the infrastructure for an over-the-top (OTT) content delivery platform.

“South Africa, as most territories in the world, is experiencing an unprecedented surge in the on-demand and over-the-top content distribution and consumption segments,” said a Sentech’s statement. “Sentech’s goal for the next three years is to provide an open access inter-operable platform service that enables universal access to digital content and communication services for all South Africans.”

Sentech is also set to develop digital multi-screen content distribution and management network services that will offer community and public television content on an array of devices, including tablets, smartphones and PCs.