Nigeria’s first downloadable online mobile television application ‘OyaWatch TV’ has debuted.
It has been designed with suitability for all major mobile devices and smart TV’s with contents from both local and international broadcaster.
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The app is the first service of its kind dedicated to Nigerian audiences by streaming live programmes of high quality news, sport, and entertainment and documentaries channels with available menu in English, French, and Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo languages.
It affords subscribers the ease to navigate through various channels easily.
OyaWatch TV Marketing Director, Francesca Minaise, said the subscription based streaming service is available on all App Stores and designed to bring television experience closer to users as they can now watch any programme of their choice on their palm.
Minaise said, “Imagine the avid followers of programs and shows in remote locations where the viewer does not have access to a TV but with his Smartphone, just a click of a button, the viewer is just as the man, woman or child sitting before the giant screen in the sitting room or the viewing any centre. The same goes for lovers of sports, news, lifestyle/entertainment, music, movies, kids shows movies and many others.”
According to her, the name OyaWatch comes from the Yoruba slang “oya”, meaning instant or “instantly”, saying “we want to make the best global and local media and entertainment experiences available to everyone in Nigeria.”
The company’s Media Director, Mr. Sadiq Yusuf Akilu said, “OyaWatch is the future of Nigerian television. We are committed to delivering family entertainment to Mama Africa, providing the greatest selection of local channels in the continent and international channels for Nigeria. Our reliable service is one you can trust. Experience the digital revolution in your home now or anywhere, anytime and anyhow.”
Sadiq disclosed that “one of the beauties of OyaWatch is it has 24 hours catch up, so if a person has missed the news, sports or movies, they can just simply rewind.”
The firm said OyaWatch is offering over 60 channels of live news, movies, tv-shows, documentaries, sports and children’s content at a moderate price by subscription with other popular channels lined up for the future.
“Through the renowned Red Bee’s OTT platform, we have built a competitive subscription service available on every device, including smartphones, which are crucial in reaching a wider audience in Nigeria.”
The Media Director affirmed that “by launching ‘OyaWatch TV’, we want to make the best global and local media and entertainment experiences available to everyone in Nigeria.”