Nokia and Safaricom announce DSTV mobile partnership.

It has been reported in the media this week that Safaricom, Kenya’s largest mobile network and Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone company have announced a strategic partnership for the distribution of DSTV mobile. Nokia has just launched a range of mobile tv compatible phones which will have free access for one year to the Safaricom powered DSTV mobile service when purchased. DSTV mobile is a service from DSTV, Africa’s leading digital satellite tv service which has been distributed in Kenya exclusively by Safaricom since last year. DSTV mobile is currently operational in South Africa (testing), Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria and Ghana and runs on the DVB-H mobile broadcasting technology.

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  1. June 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm — Reply

    Hi Moses.

    I am also very excited about the entry of mobile television in Kenya. However do you have any idea as to whether the local TV stations namely KTN, NTV, Citizen e.t.c. will offer their services via mobile? If they did that it would go along way towards adding to local content in that sector. Perhaps someone should think about launching a mobile TV broadcasting station.

  2. Jayne
    June 25, 2009 at 4:14 am — Reply

    I have a Nokia N73 and would like to access KIN TV on it. How do i go about it?

  3. ammar Nyawa
    June 25, 2009 at 8:10 am — Reply

    There are many mobile handsets that are specified as TV- capable, could these phones access KTN via Dstv?

  4. October 29, 2009 at 5:33 am — Reply

    Pls i need dstv mobile software pls.thanx

  5. Kirui
    December 16, 2009 at 1:15 am — Reply

    when will we be able to access the service in up country, I av the Dstv phone with all the settings but it cant give me any entertainment.

  6. martin
    March 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm — Reply

    got an n96 n soo far my dstv has been free since the phone came with the app…so is this service free??

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