Lagos-based telecommunications company Globacom, owned by Nigerian billionaire Michael Adenuga, has launched a mobile television service called Glo TV.
During the launch event, which took place at the company’s headquarters in Lagos this week, it was claimed that Glo TV would overhaul the television landscape in Nigeria, as it will beam highly sought-after TV content to millions of subscribers via their desktop-based and handheld devices.
Powered by the Glo 4G technology, the new TV service will bring engaging, interactive and premium entertainment content through a rich bouquet of offerings, Globacom said.
“Glo TV will offer hundreds of live entertainment programmes, music, documentary, news, original shows, fashion, lifestyle, kiddies’ interest channels and over 1,000 videos as the company continues to partner with content providers to address the needs of more customers across social strata,” Globacom said in a statement.
“This first-of-its-kind mobile TV initiative will offer the best premium all-round entertainment, news and sports content and is set to become Nigeria’s one-stop entertainment destination. We are confident that with the launch of Glo TV, our network will cater to the content preferences of Nigerians across different socioeconomic groups and offer them an exclusive opportunity to experience the best-in-class TV content.”
The company added that Glo TV users will also have access to movie channels including Nolly Africa, African Movie Channel and Legacy Network; factual channels CGTN and RT Documentary; news networks Aljazeera and France24; as well as children’s channels such as ZooMoo, English Club TV and Lollykids.
Globacom has more than 54 million mobile customers, making it the second largest mobile operator in Nigeria. The company, which also operates in Ghana and Benin, is owned by Adenuga, the third richest person in Africa.