DEOD or Digital Entertainment on Demand offers viewers just that – converged on-demand entertainment with pay-per-view service and linear internet TV service.
In an announcement event held in Johannesburg recently, the managing director of Discover Digital, Stephen Watson said that DEOD will offers its viewers a great variety of the latest TV shows and movie rentals at highly competitive rates.
The launch of the online service streaming comes at an exciting time in South Africa, giving viewers alternative options to NetFlix, Showmax and DStv. DEOD is however not intending on playing small as the new kid in this competitive industry, it already has plans to take its viewing options across the continent through partnerships with regional telecommunications companies and ISPs.
DEOD’s monthly on-demand packages include:
• News – R49
• Sport – R99
• On Demand – R79
• News and Sport – R129
• On Demand and News – R99
• On Demand and Sport – R159
• DEOD Premium – R189
DEOD’s sports packages will comprise of five channels: EDGE Sport HD, Fightbox, Motorvision, Nautical and Sport Skool. While news channels on the package will include: Al Jazeera, Africanews, Euronews, Bloomberg, Russia Today and France24. Move rentals start for as low as R18 for older movies and from R30 for newer releases.
DEOD also has a premium offer, which is a combination of the News, Sport, and On-Demand packages and is available as a weekend (R49) or week-long package (R69).
Apps for the DEOD service are now available for Android and iOS, however the support for Chromecast, Airplay, DEOD media players and major Smart TVs will only be coming later.