Zimbabwean Discover Digital platform expands

July 24, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa

Zimbabwean Discover Digital platform set to expand in 2019

Zimbabwean Discover Digital platform set to expand in 2019. (Image source: TechZim)

Zimbabwean telecommunications company, TelOne, has announced the expansion of its Discover Digital platform. The platform is set to introduce 12 new channels, adding to the 15 already existing channels. 

The free channels include Al Jazeera, Africa News, TRT World, Russia Today, France 24, Deutche Welle, GOD TV, HopeChannel, SBN, Inspiration TV, KayaTV and RT documentaries. These are in addition to the local Zimbabwean Zollywood collection of films added to TelOne’s platform in April this year.

Chipo Mtasa, TelOne Managing Director says “we’re delighted to continue bringing quality television viewing options in partnership with Discover Digital”.

“The recent addition of the Zollywood catalogue will not only bring a true Zimbabwe flair to the platform but will give customers more freedom on viewing options. The launch of the Free-to-air channels also give the service the edge in the home entertainment industry,” adds Mtasa. 

According to TelOne, their strategy is to develop quality content to reach a larger audience through a mix of low-cost video-on-demand subscription packages and free to consumer or advertising-funded content.

“The addition of such a mix of local and international content, as well as the inclusion of free TV channels, will give viewers a lot more choice and flexibility as far as their digital entertainment-on-demand is concerned,” says Stephen Watson, International Director at Discover Digital. 

The offer includes a mix of entertainment on a-pay-per-title-rental basis, from all six major studios in Hollywood, a large selection of subscription content including series, movies, documentaries and music videos, offering both free-to-air and Pay TV linear channels.

The Pay-TV channels include BBC Worldwide, Bloomberg, Euronews, Fightbox, Motorvision, Nautical, Ginx, Vox Africa, Docubox, Filmbox, Filmbox Arthouse, 360 Tune Box, Gametoons, Fast as well as Fun Box and Fashionbox.

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