(Ecofin Agency) – In Cote d’Ivoire, MIABOX launched pre-orders for Video on Demand (VoD) and online TV. The commercialization phase should start between June 1 and July 1, 2016.
This firm positions itself as the leader on the online TV and VoD local market. MIABOX started its activities with an offer that provides 50 TV channels, including 25 Africans. VoD gives access to 5,000 hours of movies and series. A diversified catalogue comprising African productions (Nigerian, Ivorian, Ghanaian, South African and Kenyan), telenovelas, as well as American and French movies.
MIABOX service will be available on its website, mobile apps, and on mobile operators’ platforms. Partnerships have been established to make it available in hotel rooms. By deploying this service, the company intends to cover many African nations and European countries that focus on African diaspora.
Founded and headed by Vamehi BAMBA since 2015, MIABOX is a member of French Tech Abidjan, a platform which regroups actors of Cote d’Ivoire’s digital industry. The country currently experiences the birth of online video and television.
However, MIABOX will be competing with the French start-up Summview which, since March 2015, offers a TV/Video on Demand service in partnership with MTN. Canal+ also entered this market in the country.