Telecommunications company TelOne yesterday launched its entertainment streaming service DEOD (Digital Entertainment On Demand) in Bulawayo. The platform, like iFlix, Netflix and DSTV’s Showmax, will provide a wide range of movies, series, music videos, kids programming, documentaries, lifestyle television shows and other television channels. This move comes after the state owned company brokered a partnership deal with South African company Discover Digital.
Speaking during the cocktail party launch event at Ster Kenikor Movie Theatre (Bulawayo Centre), the guest of honour Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo Mr. Vote Thebe highlighted that DEOD was a platform keen on shifting the world into a global village. Mr Thebe elaborated on how “Now, top range entertainment is only a click away from being accessed by a Zimbabwean based person the same way it is a click away from being accessed by a person in America.”
Also speaking at the event, the Head of Marketing and Business development, Maureen Charambaguhwa said the platform gives the subscribers the option to rent content on a title by title or pay per view basis. She called on content creators to submit their works since the platform was ready to host local content.
DEOD has integrated payment platforms that will allow customers buy or rent movies using mobile money and other digital payment platforms. Vouchers can also be purchased in-store at TelOne outlets and the packages are as follows;
TVOD HD Current $3
TVOD HD Library $1.75
TVOD SD Current $2.50
TVOD SD Library $1.50
To register go to deod.tv.zw or download the mobile application on playstore (DEOD). Those with an active TelOne Broadband account are in for a treat as they will not face any extra data charges by using the DEOD platform. Currently TelOne has 33 000 subscribers and this becomes a great market for the streaming service.