The streaming service market seems to have so many players joining in every other instance. The latest deal on the market is a juicy partnership between MTN South Africa and eMedia Investments. The product: eVOD – a video-on-demand service.
The eVOD product is designed to offer both free content, as well as that for subscription. The free content (which accounts for the majority) will include ads, as is the case with most streaming platforms. MTN, on the other hand, comes in as the mobile data provider and payment gateway for the service.
The telecom company is offering all its customers up to 4GB of data per month to access the service. The condition: you have to sign up for an eVOD subscription. This particular condition is valid until 31 January 2022. With this package, you can enjoy up to about 14 hours of viewing before the data is used up.
The eVOD app is available on Android and iOS, and streaming will also be available via web browser.
How to access eVOD on other networks
If you are not an MTN subscriber, you are not left out of the eVOD enjoyments. However, you will have to pay for the data you use. The content you watch on the platform will be streamed using an adaptive bitrate, to a resolution varying from 360p to 720p.
The platform is also working on having support for smart TVs, Chromecast, Apple TV, and similar devices.
How much is eVOD subscription?
You can choose between daily, weekly, and monthly subscription options and get access to all content no matter what you pay for. Daily subscriptions running for 24 hours cost R5. A weekly option costs R15, while monthly subscribers pay R29.99. Subscription can be done with your mobile number or e-mail address, and you can sign up through Apple and Google.
When you subscribe for eVOD, you unlock the “fast-forward” feature, which lets you watch five days’ worth of episodes of television shows in advance of their airing on TV.