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Kenya: MultiChoice offers OTT

February 7, 2022

By Chris Forrester

South African pay-TV giant MultiChoice is to start streaming content to Kenya-based users with smart TVs and without the need for a dedicated decoder.

MultiChoice Group Kenya MD Nancy Matimu said that the latest plan to venture into the OTT service is informed by the young generation “who are always on the Internet.”

“We need to move and capture that value and be able to give great service to Kenyans and shift with the times,” she said. “And without saying much, I just want to mention at this point that we shall be launching a streaming service in March, which will be decoder-less and dishless. We are really looking forward to the launch”.

Matimo made her comments while opening a new customer service centre in a Mombasa suburb.

The new MultiChoice OTT service will allow subscribers to access content directly to their phones or tablets without extra hardware, including a decoder or a satellite connection as long as they have an active subscription and a dependable internet or cellular connection.

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