The SABC and Telkom have come together to bring us a new online streaming service. The two brands announced on Monday, November 9, 2020, that they have entered a 5-year indenture for a new online streaming service known as TelkomONE. Telkom will house the public broadcaster’s free-to-air radio and TV channels.

Source: Telkom and SABC Facebook pages

TelkomONE

The new service will stream live SABC’s television channels 1,2, Sport and Education as well as all 19 SABC radio stations under the 5-year contract. The service will be available on Android, iOS, and web browsers. TelkomONE will consist of local content as well as international and locally produced exclusive entertainment.

Telkom group’s CEO, Sipho Maseko told news platforms, “We are excited about the opportunity to provide South Africans with free access to watch their favorite SABC content, online, when and wherever they want”.

“TelkomONE will make it possible for subscribers to pause, go back into the program guide (time-shift) and instantly watch a scheduled TV show they may have missed. Telkom is making digital TV functionality available to all”, he said.

The nitty-gritty

TelkomONE
Source: Telkom Facebook page

The SABC will, however, not be providing its content to Telkom exclusively. In exchange, the SABC will receive a license fee for its presence as well as a percentage of the advertising revenue generated on the TelkomONE platform.

Customers can peruse the catalog and register for free to access free content that has a mixture of news, inspiration, and entertainment channels.

They can also subscribe to AMP subscription packages that include music, short films, TV series plus the free content by default when they register.

  • Daily AMP: R7 a day with 90MB Telkom data to the stream.
  • Weekend AMP: R17 with 360MB Telkom data to stream.
  • Weekly AMP: R19 with 720MB Telkom data to stream.
  • Monthly AMP: R49 with 1800MB Telkom data to the stream.
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Nomakhaya Makhaya

Nomakhaya Makhaya is a B.A. Journalism graduate.

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