DVB-H mobile TV service agreement

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom has signed an agreement with Nokia and DMTV concerning the DVB-H mobile TV service in the country. The agreement will enable Safaricom subscribers to watch DStv’s menu of TV programmes from certain Nokia mobile phones. As part of an introductory offer, the service is free until April 2010 for customers with DVB-H enabled Nokia phones. The service is currently available on the Nokia N96 and N77, which both have an integrated DVB-H receiver. In addition, users can access DStv Mobile service on the Nokia N79, N85, N86, N97, E75 and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic devices by purchasing a Nokia Mobile TV Receiver SU-33W. The handsets will be available at any Safaricom Retail Centers in Nairobi and from DStv and Nokia dealers. Coverage is currently available in Nairobi and Mombasa and plans are already underway to extend this to other parts of Kenya.
Source: Telecompaper
Item added: 22nd June 2009