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Sonatel Launches IP-TV

11 Jul 2006

Following an extensive two-year trial, Senegal’s national fixed line operator Sonatel has finally launched IP-TV over ADSL, via a new product called Kergui TV. The new service offers around 100 TV channels and gives subscribers the ability to buy additional programmes on an à la carte basis. Sonatel is claiming to be the first operator to offer IP-TV and video-on-demand (VoD) on the African continent. The incumbent plans to target its existing 20,000 DSL subscriber base, offering two packages, Kergui TV Silver and Kergui TV Gold. The former offers ten free TV channels, 200 VoD titles (priced between XOF500 and XOF1,500 a title – USD0.97 and USD2.92) for XOF4,990 (USD9.72) a month, complete with modem and decoder – installed by Sonatel. Kergui TV Gold offers an additional suite of programmes by Canalsat Horizons (up to 65 channels) and includes a total of 250 programmes (including radio).

Senegal, Sonatel (Orange)

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