Saturday 25 February 2017

@Vodacom #VideoPlay Launches New Local #Comedy Channel #Gunga7Com

Hi Guys,

Vodacom has extended its Video Play bouquet following the launch and addition of a new comedy channel called ‘’ This follows a content licensing deal with production company Diprente Films and takes the total number of channels to 10 (and they include; music, gospel, sports, kids, news, lifestyle, NXT LVL, Siyakha, TV shows)

‘’ is a subscription channel that goes live today. For R4, 99 a day or R14, 99 a week or R39, 99 a month viewers can now enjoy a large selection of local comedy shows. These include:
  • ‘The Bantu Hour’ hosted by Kagiso Lediga and Hugh Masekela,
  • ‘Next of Next Week’ featuring comedians Skhumba Hlophe and Thapelo Seemise, “Tips Shampoo”, Ntosh Madlingozi and Celeste Ntuli,
  • ‘Late Night News’ with Loyiso Gola
  • And old favourite ‘Pure Monate Show’ featuring a host of comedians including David Kau, Joey Rasdien, Chris Forrest, and Riaad Moosa.
Ashraff Paruk, managing executive of digital services said; “the introduction of ‘’ forms part of Vodacom’s content strategy to bring more targeted local video content to consumers in an easy and simple way via their mobile phones”.
In November 2016, Vodacom announced plans to offer video on demand streaming service in partnership with a range of content providers which include MultiChoice (DSTV) and Showmax. Vodacom Video on Demand will launch in April.
@Vodacom Video Play Launches New Local Comedy Channel #Gunga7Com
§ How to subscribe to Video Play
o To subscribe to Video Play SMS video to 31116 from your Android phone, download Video Play and click on ‘Gunga 7’. Ts & Cs apply

§ Fast facts about Video Play
o Video Play has circa 150 000 active monthly users since its launch in 2015
o Subscribers can choose from a range of video content which include the latest music content and over 25 of the best local soapies like; Uzalo, Skeem Saam, Generations, Inkaba, The Wild and many more
o The Video Play app is available on Google Play or the Vodacom App Store
o There is no charge for browsing or downloading, only for the minutes of the video a user downloads (In the case of subscription the downloads are unlimited as long as the subscription is active)
o To get the best experience out of the App customers are encouraged to purchase a prepaid bundle of minutes which is available in the App
o Once content has been downloaded (when the network is quiet, usually within 4 hours of the request), the customer can watch the videos offline whenever they want
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