MultiChoice has launched the iDrifta – a plug and play mobile DVB-H receiver specifically designed for Apple mobile devices – and Walka 7. The iDrifta is compatible with the iPod 4th generation, iPhone 4/4S and iPad 1/2/3 retails at Ksh 4,950.
“After plugging it into your iOS device, the application downloads and opens automatically, and you can start watching DStv Mobile right away. “This means that viewers with Apple mobile devices can now access our full range of channels anywhere, anytime – from Africa Magic Swahili all the way through to Citizen,” said Felix Kyengo, DSTv Mobile Kenya general manager.
In addition to the iDrifta, MultiChoice has unveiled in Kenya the Walka 7 – which was first launched in Nigeria just a few days ago. The Walka 7 is a complete portable television with enhanced visual quality. It does not need to be paired with another device to access the DStv Mobile signal.
The device boasts a 7” screen that can be customised using four aspect ratio settings to optimise the viewing experience. In addition, the Walka 7 has a battery life of six hours and audio is delivered via two 1.5 watt speakers. The device retails at a recommended price of Ksh 11,699.
The same channels across the genres of sport, music, general entertainment and children’s programming are available across all DStv Mobile devices, and DStv Premium, Compact, Compact Plus and Family subscribers pay no subscription to access DStv Mobile on one DStv Mobile device. Thereafter, subscription is not more than Ksh 500 per month (not available on a weekly subscription).
The iDrifta and Walka 7 are available from DStv Mobile retailers in Westlands, TMALL, Nakumatt and Nyali; Shankar Electronics, Elite Apple stores, Fone Xpress, Nakumatt Supermarket, Uchumi Supermarket, Tuskeys Supermarket and Naivas Supermarket at select retail outlets and MultiChoice centres
DStv Mobile coverage is currently available in Nairobi, Mombasa and immediate surrounding areas.
DMtv Kenya is a licensed mobile television provider within the MultiChoice Group and gathers and provides mobile TV content and services for a number of mobile devices and technologies. The key brands of DMtv Kenya are DStv Mobile and GOtv.