DEOD (short for Digital Entertainment on Demand, and pronounced “dee-oh’d”) is aiming to penetrate the local and African markets with affordable streaming television.
Telone and South African digital media company Discover Digital unveiled the video-on-demand entertainment player today.
DEOD’s on-demand packages span news, sports, entertainment, and several other combinations. They are priced per month as follows:
- On Demand – Daily=$0.90, Weekend = $1.55 ,Weekly = $2.75 and Monthly = $5.99
- DEOD TV- $8.99 PER month
- DEOD Premium – $11.99
DEOD Premium, which is a combination of the News, Sport, and On-Demand packages, is also available as a weekend ($2.50) or week-long package ($4.50).
DEOD has integrated payment channels that will allow customers to subscribe and buy/rent movies using mobile money and other digital payments platforms as well as purchase vouchers in-store at any Telone outlet.
Its offering includes a mix of new-release movies including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Breaking In — that are available to rent for $2.50 a movie, as well as on-demand older titles, documentaries, children’s programmes, series, and, finally, a handful of Internet TV channels.
The latter includes news channels such as BBC World, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg television, and RT, and a small selection of sports channels. It’s this that DEOD is selling as its major point of differentiation.
TelOne said it offers “dual view” capability, and allows five linked devices on a single account and its also ZERO rated to Telone customers.