Content provider Vubiquity and BBC Worldwide have signed a deal to deliver original television content to South African video-on-demand (VOD) service MTN FrontRow. The new shows include the BBC’s BAFTA award-winning Sherlock series and David Attenborough’s Planet Earth.
MTN FrontRow was the first OTT VOD service to be launched by a South African-based telecoms company, going live in December 2014, in a partnership between Discover Digital and MTN. The service offers both subscription and transactional VoD, via its FrontRow Club and FrontRow Premiere brands.
The new deal brokered by Vubiquity allows MTN FrontRow Club subscribers to watch the latest BBC Worldwide series. Along with Sherlock and Planet Earth, the deal also includes Golden Globe-winning crime drama Luther, and popular period drama Call the Midwife. Customers will also be able to watch leading new-release documentary Africa, and children’s TV programming including Charlie and Lola.
The full list of shows includes: Sherlock, Orphan Black, Luther, Ripper Street, Happy Valley, Top of the Lake, Moone Boy, Call the Midwife, Pramface, The Honourable Woman, Charlie and Lola, Africa and Planet Earth.
MTN FrontRow Club subscribers can stream content instantly via their internet browser to their mobile device or computer, or through its Android or iOS apps. The service is available to everyone regardless of their current operator, and users can sign up to the service from R119 per month. MTN zero-rates its data for FrontRow for all MTN customers.
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