MTN partners with YOTV to bring uninterrupted local content to customers

Aggrey Mugisha (YoTVChannels) at the MTN Nyonyi Gardens office
Aggrey Mugisha, the YoTVChannels CEO, at a press briefing held earlier today at the MTN Uganda Nyonyi Gardens office. Photo: Courtesy
  • YOTVChannels is a mobile and web-based solution that offers local media content (TV and Radio) and makes it seamlessly available globally.
  • The partnership allows customers to subscribe to watch local and international TV channels and listen to local radio stations for a subscription as low as shs500.
  • The partnership is part of MTNs commitment to grow local enterprises because we are good together.

YoTVChannels and MTN Uganda have today unveiled a first of its kind TV streaming plan.

YOTVChannels is a mobile and web-based solution that offers local media content (TV and Radio) and makes it seamlessly available wherever you are. With more than 50 local channels already, YOTVChannels allows its customers to enjoy local content at their convenience with the ability to pause, rewind, record and catch up with missed programs for up to 24 hours.  

The YOTVChannels App subscription will provide customers with unlimited access to local TV and Radio for 30 days FREE trial after which they will upgrade to a subscription plan of their own preference.

While announcing this partnership, Aggrey Mugisha YoTVChannels CEO noted that this partnership shows that both MTN and YoTVChannels are committed to promoting local content through allowing Ugandans to enjoy uninterrupted local TV and Radio at their convenience through YOTVChannels.

“As a purely Ugandan brand, we recognize the importance of Buy Uganda, Build Uganda. As such, we relish every opportunity that further builds our country. All MTN customers with smart phones should simply download the YOTVChannels APP and register with their MTN numbers to enjoy local TV and Radio anytime, anywhere. At the end of 30 days of free viewing, YOTVChannels users can then upgrade to a subscription plan of their choice starting with as low as UGX 500. We are delighted to partner with MTN Uganda on this.”  Aggrey Mugisha explained.

On his part, MTN Uganda Ag. Chief Marketing Officer, Sen Somdev, said this partnership is a win-win for both YOTVChannels and MTN Customers.

“Our customers are now looking for convenience. With the advent of smart phones, more people are now accessing information with just a click of a button anywhere anytime. Life as it is now is so busy and people find themselves caught up with work commitments leaving them with little time to catch up with their favourite shows. MTN is therefore pleased to partner with YOTV to bring yet more convenience to our customers because we are good together,” Sen Somdev said.

How to get started:

  • Go to the Android or iOS app store and download the YOTVChannels APP
  • Enter your MTN mobile number to register.
  • You will receive a PIN on the mobile number you used when registering.
  • Enter the PIN to complete your set-up.
  • You will then have a 30 days’ data free viewing experience on YOTVChannels.
  • At the expiry of the 30 days, you can then select a subscription plan that suits your needs.

Subscription Plan after 30 days

Subscription offer (data inclusive)

Price (UGX)

1 hour

500

1 day

1,000

1 month

10,000

Note: Subscription to be paid through MTN Mobile Money.  

About MTN Uganda

Launched in 1998, MTN Uganda is the leading communications operator in Uganda, offering Mobile and Fixed telecommunications, Mobile Money Services and Internet Service Provisioning. As at 31st December 2018, MTN Uganda recorded 11.2 million subscribers across Uganda. Visit us at www.mtn.co.ug or follow us on www.youtube.com/mtnug and www.twitter.com/mtnug or www.twitter.com/mtnugpro for assistance. 

About the MTN Group

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator with a clear vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to our 240 million customers in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. We are inspired by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code “MTN”. We are pursuing our BRIGHT strategy with a major focus on growth in data, fintech and digital businesses. 

For more information, please contact:

The mediadesk.ug@mtn.com or 077 212 1372 or

Emmy Olaki at emmy.olaki@tbwa-uganda.com or 078 260 5997