At Discover Digital, we have a single desire to make quality content available to all. We believe everyone should have access to great entertainment, world news and sports, as well as inspirational and educational content, all at affordable prices and on flexible package terms. Our view is that you shouldn’t have to pay for content categories you don’t watch, or be dictated to regarding the times when you watch. Our aim will always be to push the boundaries of traditional broadcasting, by driving market prices down to offer you, the viewer, more choice and control. With DEOD we’ve reinvented the internet TV-watching experience utilising the latest OTT technology, to offer endless hours of exciting entertainment.
Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) is the first converged online OTT television service to launch in Africa, offering a mix of On Demand Subscription content, Internet TV Channels and Pay-Per-View Rentals of the latest cinema releases. With DEOD, you enjoy live news from leading global news channels, DEOD Sports Network (DSN) and niche Sports TV channels as well as the latest movies hot off the cinema, TV shows, Kids programs, documentaries, cooking shows, music videos and so much more!
DEOD includes seven subscription packages all of which are valued for 30 days, including News Channels, Sports Channel, On Demand entertainment and various combinations of all three. For those customers who do not wish to subscribe for a month, we offer a week or weekend subscription service for our DEOD Premium pack.
Video On Demand (VOD)
Video on Demand (VOD) adds a whole new dimension to visual entertainment – it’s all on your terms!
Much like the local video store of old, VOD provides one-stop access to a selection of TV show box sets and movies, but there’s a twist – your VOD store is online and always within reach. It provides you with new ways to access old and new shows, and it’s personalized – you get to choose what you watch and when. It also brings added benefits: access to music videos, kids content, local content, educational content and, in the case of DEOD, sports and news content too.
DEOD offers two VOD options – either Subscription VOD which gives you access to a catalogue of content over a defined subscription period, usually a month, and Rental VOD which allows you to Rent the latest blockbusters and award winning titles, hot off the cinema, on a pay per view basis. Rentals are typically available for a 48 hour viewing period.
How fresh is VOD content?
Globally, all content is subject to rights restrictions. VOD services can only release new programming as these restrictions are lifted.
DEOD’s Subscription VOD service allows you to pick and choose from a large range of entertainment options, to catch up on a series you may have missed on TV, to discover older content for the first time, and to view shows when and how you like on a device of your choice. This means you can go back and revisit those evergreen classics you just want to watch over and over again, or binge watch box sets in one sitting. Rental VOD allows you to pick and choose any preferred title from a great range of titles and pay as you go. VOD broadens and enriches your entertainment options.
Internet TV allows you to access TV channels over the Internet rather than via a satellite. This means with DEOD, you can access news and sports channels over the Internet and watch on the go on your mobile device or your PC! The DEOD subscription service allows you to watch TV packages on their own or take a mix of entertainment On Demand and TV Channels – as you prefer. At DEOD we are all about choice!
Available immediately on an array of PC Browsers, iOS and Android mobile devices with planned future deployments to enable support for Chromecast, Airplay and DEOD Media Players as well as for a comprehensive list of all major Smart TVs applications.
As a DEOD customer, you will have various convenient ways to pay, including credit card and debit orders as well as voucher payments through DEOD partnerships. You can also look forward to future mobile money and charge to bill options in partnerships with telcos and mobile wallet operators, with more payment options being added all the time.
TV shows and movies are streamed over the Internet, which means you need to make sure you have an Internet connection and have access to data (usually via an Internet Service Provider) before you can make use of DEOD’s services.
You will need an Internet connection with a minimum speed of 2Mbps. However, a 4Mbps (or faster) line is recommended to ensure a consistent, quality stream and a great viewing experience, especially if you have more than one user sharing the line or multiple devices streaming at one time.
DEOD uses advanced technology that helps ensure you receive the best quality image using the lowest amount of data. Known as Adaptive Bit Rate streaming, it takes into consideration your line speed, usage of data on the line, and the capabilities of your device to ensure you receive the best possible quality viewing experience.
For example, if you are watching a show from your mobile device in a poor Internet connection area, DEOD will automatically adapt the bitrate stream to suit your environment so you can continue watching uninterrupted. If your environment and line improves, so will the speed and quality of the content being served up. This means your viewing experience is always optimized.
How Much Will You Spend on Data?
Here is an average guide to assist you to plan and manage your data spend:
• Overall, you will use an average of 900MB to 1GB of data per movie depending on your line speed – the faster the line and the higher the quality of the visuals, the more data you will use.
• So, for example, using a 4Mbps line, a 90-minute movie will use approximately 1,5GB data, while a 30-minute episode of a TV series will use between 400MB and 600MB.*
* This is an approximate value that provides a rough guide to data usage. Data consumption is subject to individual line utilization.