eMedia Holdings, the owner of eTV and Open View HD has launched video on demand streaming service called eVOD. The media house launched the streaming service in partnership with MTN. eVOD offers thousands of hours of free library content that is available after a customer registers an eVOD profile.
The streaming service offers daily (R5 for 24 hours), weekly (R15) and monthly (R29.99) subscriptions, giving a viewer access to all content and offering more exclusive content, including a first-run eOriginal movie, and access to the next week’s five episodes of e.tv’s top local prime soaps and telenovelas in a functionality called FastForward (FF).
eVOD will plans to offer movie rentals separate from the subscription service in the near future.
“We have a huge following in South Africa through e.tv and all the other TV channels, and we understand in our business that our customers and audiences are changing on a daily basis these days, getting content through means that we didn’t conceive of 10 years ago – the TV has evolved from analogue to DTH to DTT and the last couple of years we went to OTT.” – Khalik Sherrif, eMedia Holdings CEO
eVOD is available to download as an app for mobile devices on Google Play and Apple’s App Store and is online at www.evod.co.za as a browser experience for computers.