Vonetize, a VoD solutions provider, has formed a partnership with global telecom operator Tigo. The deal will allow Tigo to distribute and market Vonetize’s premium content service in Africa, branded Aflix by SmartVOD, to its 2.5 million cellular customers in Rwanda beginning in June 2015.
Vonetize develops premium content services and technology platforms for Smart TVs and mobile devices that reach millions of viewers worldwide, with an emphasis on emerging markets. The company launched Aflix, the first OTT premium content service in Africa, less than a year ago. The service now spans 34 countries on the continent, and offers top-tier content from major Hollywood studios including feature films, TV series, children’s content and more.
“Rwanda has made leaps and bounds with regard to its internet infrastructure, making Tigo the perfect partner for our launch in Rwanda,” said Noam Josephides, CEO of Vonetize. “Consumers there long for affordable, quality content and Aflix is the only Hollywood content service available in Sub-Saharan Africa feeding this need. We see extraordinary potential for growth as the region continues to develop.”