Netf lix, Telkom sign part­ner­ship

The Herald (South Africa) - - Your Business - Ia­van Pi­joos

Net­flix has of­fi­cially signed its first part­ner­ship with a South African telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany.

Telkom con­firmed the agree­ment with the lead­ing in­ter­net en­ter­tain­ment ser­vice on Thurs­day.

Net­flix ser­vices in the coun­try in­clude li­censed and orig­i­nal tele­vi­sion se­ries‚ movies‚ stand-up come­dies‚ doc­u­men­taries and chil­dren’s pro­grammes.

Telkom con­tent ex­ec­u­tive Wanda Mkhize said it was ex­cited to ex­pand its con­tent with Net­flix.

The part­ner­ship pro­vided a plat­form for Telkom to of­fer more en­ter­tain­ment, she said.

“As a start‚ we can re­spond to cus­tomer re­quests for the in­clu­sion of Net­flix on Telkom’s LIT TV Box.”

Mkhize said teams were work­ing on ex­cit­ing mo­bile and broad­band ser­vices‚ which

Teams are work­ing on ex­cit­ing mo­bile and broad­band ser­vices

were ex­pected to be launched be­fore the end of the year.

They would in­clude en­hanced LIT video op­tions and data of­fer­ings.

Telkom LIT is a set of me­dia stream­ing ser­vices con­structed into FreeMe mo­bile con­tracts and cer­tain fixed-line and fixed-LTE ser­vices.

Net­flix’s Maria Fer­reras said the agree­ment high­lighted the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to the coun­try.

“With this part­ner­ship‚ Telkom users will eas­ily ac­cess the most-loved en­ter­tain­ment ex­pe­ri­ences that Net­flix pro­vides‚” Fer­reras said.

Net­flix will be avail­able on Telkom’s LIT TV box later in 2018. –

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