#IncludeEveryone: Which is Africa’s Best Content App? Here are the #DIAA2019 nominees.

Posted on August 8, 2019

#IncludeEveryone: Which is Africa’s Best Content App? Here are the #DIAA2019 nominees.

In the new world, the audience is only thrilled by cost effective, convenient and demand satisfying products/services. People are on the go, very busy and always multitasking.

These factual characteristics have made mobile phones some of the most sought after digital products. But a mobile phone is nothing without apps. It is the different software applications that make it tick or flop.

Lately, people in Africa are fast changing their consumption of video content. While traditional TV sets are still popular, consumption of mobile TV via APPs is on a drastic rise.

This makes the #DIAA2019 Africa Best Content App a very special one.

Listed in an alphabetical order, the #DIAA2019 nominees for Africa Best Content App are DSTV Now, Kwese iFlix, Netflix and StarTimes ON.

DStv Now is a free app for DStv customers – accessible anywhere, anytime and at no additional cost – all you need is to be an active and paid up DSTV customer. It’s the home of DStv on the move – with the ability to watch Live TV, see the full DStv TV Guide, enjoy DStv Catch Up content and search for your favourites on a variety of devices, from desktop and laptop computers, to a multitude of Android and iOS-based tablets and smartphones. Anyone can download DStv Now, however you do need a DStv login in order to access the app. The content available for viewing and/or downloading depends on your subscription bouquet.

Kwesé iflix is a one stop center for ‘the freshest line-up of live streaming and on-demand sports and entertainment. It’s when, where and how, on your terms. “Because we don’t do “normal” at Kwesé iflix. We only do awesome. Kwesé iflix is entertainment straight to your mobile,” the owners of the APP note. The Kweséiflix mobile software application once downloaded to a smart phone or tablet with a current version of Google Android or current version of Apple iOS installed as its operating system enables a user to access content on that smart phone or tablet.

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Netflix is a streaming service that allows signed up members to watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices. With Netflix, you can enjoy unlimited viewing of a variety of content without having to watch a single commercial. Netflix membership is a month-to-month subscription that begins on the date you sign up but comes with a 30 days free trial. To movie and series lovers, this is a popular go to platform.

Described as Africa’s number 1 online video service platform, StarTimes ON is dedicated to providing fresh entertainment and convenient online video service anytime, anywhere and on almost every device. It is used by more than 14 million users, has over 160 live channels, more than 20,000 hours of Video on-demand content and covering at-least 45 countries. Its flagship content includes News, Documentary, Entertainment, Movies, Music and Sports in languages such as English, French, Swahili and Portuguese. Most of its local content comes from Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Mozambique. After downloading the StarTimes ON APP, its subscription mode is pay per hour/day/week/month. You don’t need to be a StarTimes Digital TV subscriber to subscribe for the StarTimes ON APP.

The overall winner for the #DIAA2019 Africa Best Content App will be determined by a Jury/Research Panel assessment and public survey/vote.

Under the theme #IncludeEveryone, Digital Impact Awards Africa is a platform that promotes Digital Inclusion, Financial Inclusion and Cybersecurity. Precisely; the Awards seek to recognize, celebrate and appreciate different individuals and organizations that are spearheading the use of digital mediums to better serve their communities. There are 16 Uganda and 6 Continental Categories.

HiPipo looks forward to host all the nominees and other players come 20th September 2019 at Kampala Mestil Hotel. Contact the #DIAA2019 team to book your attendance package Standard ($1,595) for awards attendance Or Corporate ($3,450), Corporate Branded ($5,200) that will give you access to Include Everyone – Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit and Panel discussions with Digital Leaders.