Telkom and SABC have announced their partnership to bring their new online streaming service called TelkomONE to South Africa. TelkomONE was built by Discover Digital and Telkom and signed a 5-year contract with SABC to carry SABC 1 and SABC 2. The new service will carry more SABC content and is available through downloading on its mobile app, internet browsers, Android TV and Telkom set-top box.
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide South Africans with free access to watch their favourite SABC content, online, when and wherever they want,” said Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko.
“TelkomONE will make it possible for subscribers to pause, go back into the programme guide (time-shift) and instantly watch a scheduled TV show they may have missed. Telkom is making digital TV functionality available to all.”
“The partnership is significant in ensuring that our content, in all its formats, reaches consumers everywhere at any time,” SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe said.
“The SABC has a wealth of content – both acquired and produced by local talent – that we broadcast on our free-to-air channels.”
“Through the new streaming channel, we will further promote universal access to popular SABC content for audiences and customers, in an affordable manner and with ease of access on mobile.”