BY BRENNA MATENDERE
TELONE has moved to end DStv’s monopoly on the showbiz scene by introducing real time gross settlement dollar prices for its Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) packages through which viewers can access their favourite television series and movies over the internet.
The company’s head of marketing, Maureen Chirambaguwa, told higher education officials at Midlands State University in Gweru recently that the DEOD prices were pegged in local currency, which the majority of citizens had access to.
“For the DEOD premium, we are charging ZWR$11,99 for the whole month. If you want to subscribe for a week the price is ZWR$4,50 and if you want the service just for the weekend, it’s just $ZWR2,50. In all the packages there is high quality entertainment that gives value for money paid,” she said.
The DEOD platform, which was launched in October last year, is now an instant hit for entertainment lovers who are unable to afford forex demands by DStv.
Chirambaguwa said TelOne’s internet bandwidth has been made strong and solid by the launch of the Beitbridge-Harare optic fibre network that was launched early this month in the border town.
“Our DEOD platform offers television series — international TV series, Hollywood TV series, kids programming, movies, music videos, documentaries and lifestyle programming as well as news, sports and inspiration documentaries which makes them enjoy themselves at home. The internet connectivity is now very reliable after the launch of the Beitbridge-
Harare optic fibre network in the border town a couple of weeks ago,” she said.