Viu South Africa to launch premium payments through MTN

Viu South Africa and MTN South Africa have announced a new partnership by offering MTN Direct Carrier Billing on its app for Viu Premium payments.

Viu Premium cost R5 per day for a one-day free trial, R20 a week for one-day free trial and R69 ad-free. All options can be downloaded to allow customers to watch later.

Mr. Ryan Solovei, Country Manager – Viu Africa, said: “We at Viu are always working to make the experience for our consumer a seamless one. We understand that mobile payments are one of the most popular ways to pay in South Africa. With this collaboration with MTN DCB, we have made this step of paying for subscription easy and direct.  Our consumers across South Africa can now access top quality premium content instantly on the MTN Network.”

Mr. Ernst Fonternel, Chief Digital Officer of MTN South Africa, said: “Carrier billing is often the most available and immediate form of ‘currency’ and in a mobile-first environment like South Africa, it means that entertainment and content are consumed by a considerable majority of our market. The decision to have MTN’s carrier billing onto the Viu service is relevant to our customers and it will expand our network’s offering to provide access to leading entertainment. We look forward to a successful collaboration with Viu.”