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MTN offers free BBC News Minute

International news organisation the BBC World Service has partnered with MTN Nigeria to deliver BBC News Minute bulletins free of charge to subscribers to the myMTN App in English, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba.

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

The BBC News Minute is the BBC’s 60-second news round-up that keeps audiences up to date with what is trending and shared on social media, as well as the latest local and global news. It also showcases the latest news in sport, tech, entertainment and science.

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, head of West African languages at the BBC World Service said: “This partnership with MTN is at the core of the BBC’s commitment to reaching audiences wherever they may be. It is one of the ways in which the BBC is demonstrating its commitment to Nigeria and we are thrilled about this new engagement with young audiences in this country.”

Srinivas Rao, chief digital officer at MTN Nigeria, said: “We are proud of this partnership. It is one of the ways we offer young Nigerians more channels to consume relevant information. In an era where fake news spread easily, especially through social media, credible platforms like this make a lot of difference.”

Kolawole Oyeyemi, MTN Nigeria’s general manager, customer experience, said: “It is also a demonstration of our passion to deliver the best customer experience possible to our customers who use myMTNApp, so they have relevant and authentic news they can use on the go, completely free of charge.”

Mary Lusiba, head of African business development at the BBC World Service, added: “This exciting deal will raise brand and awareness of BBC World Service for young consumers. It will build on the well-established reputation of the BBC for quality news and information and reach out to a new generation of Nigerians. The launch is timely as content will also update audiences on the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa.”

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MTN rewards TV content creators

Telecoms company MTN Nigeria presented awards at its recent digital conference as part of an initiative to reward content creators.

The conference aims to promote creativity and ensure Nigerian content creators are rewarded properly.

The MTN Shortz platform was launched in July 2017 to allow content creators to upload shortform videos of between five and 15 minutes long.

Budding TV company 3Sixtyworld Creative received three awards: Best Local Channel, Best Local Content and the Most Trending Channel on social media. The company was presented with cash prizes totalling N6.85m.

Creative agency Aerial View N3.5m as Best Engager and Most Responsive Content Provider.

Leke Yusuf, CEO of 3Sixtyworld Creative, said: “I appreciate MTN and the telecommunications sector; it is a sign that we are being noticed. It shows that Nigerian indigenous content can compete at every level on the global stage.”

Aisha Mumuni, general manager of value-added services at MTN Nigeria, said: “MTN Nigeria realised overtime that content creators were not getting the reward they deserve for the amazing content they create and we are willing to give them a platform where they can thrive.”

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Kwesé TV gets to work in Taraba

Pan-African cable network Kwesé TV has commenced operations in Jalingo, Taraba State, reports Gabriella Opara.

Emeka Chinweokwu, a Kwesé TV dealer in Taraba, said: “The official inauguration is an attempt to keep Taraba’s people abreast of the competitive digital world, which offers a lot of opportunities. Kwesé TV offers customers a unique package where they can pay for three days, seven days or 30 days.’’

Mazeli Joseph, Kwesé TV’s head of sales, said the move ensured that customers are guaranteed all-round entertainment from the convenience of their home.

Kwesé TV, which is owned by Econet Media, launched in Nigeria in October and has since added more channels to its platform and collaborated with MTN Nigeria to offer more of its services to subscribers.

Kwesé Free Sports holds exclusive free-to-air rights to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia and the UK’s Premier League. It is also a broadcast partner of the National Basketball Association in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Kwesé inks alliance with MTN

Econet Media-owned pay TV platform Kwesé TV has entered into an agreement with mobile operator MTN Nigeria to sell its decoders throughout Nigeria.

Elizabeth Amkpa

This collaboration brings Kwesé TV closer to Nigerians, ensuring that costumers who would like to purchase Kwesé TV decoders or packages can do so at any MTN store. There are MTN stores located in Y’ello City Service Centre, Ikeja Service Centre, Palm Connect and Matori Service Centre.

The Kwesé TV kit, comprising a dish, decoder and installation services, retail at N10,960. Customers can also get two months’ free subscription this Yuletide season if they pay an additional N1,590 before December 31.

Commenting on the partnership, Elizabeth Amkpa, general manager of Kwesé TV, stated: “Following the recent launch of our pay TV service in Nigeria, this partnership extends our distribution network and makes our products accessible to even more Nigerian consumers.

“We are currently operating in selected flagship stores in Lagos, and we will soon be available in other major cities across the country in 2018 in partnership with MTN.”

Amkpa also announced that the partnership goes beyond having Kwesé TV decoders at MTN stores as it extends to offering Kwesé TV as mobile video content to MTN subscribers exclusively as part of a video data bundle.

Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka, general manager of enterprise marketing at MTN Nigeria, added: “We are working with Nigeria’s newest pay TV provider to offer premium TV and video content to our consumers.

“This is part of our efforts to continue to deliver innovative services to Nigerians through our wide distribution network across the country, in consonance with the MTN vision to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world.”

Kwesé TV offers premium content of more than 70 channels with a diverse mix of news, entertainment, kids programmes, movies and live sports. Kwesé TV also offers its services on-the-go via the Kwesé TV app.

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