Telkom LIT TV streaming video platform unveiled

Telkom has unveiled LIT, a media platform for its subscribers that gives them access to streaming video and music content.

Mobile subscribers on its FreeMe 2GB contracts and up can stream content from certain partners for free, while its higher-end customers can look forward to an offering called LIT TV.

LIT TV from Telkom lets you stream shows, movies, and music at home without depleting your data.

The content partners on LIT at launch are:

  • Google Play Music and Movies
  • iTunes and Apple Music
  • Netflix
  • Showmax
  • DStv BoxOffice
  • DStv Now
  • YouTube
  • Simfy Africa

Telkom said the LIT TV service includes the option of a media streaming box – the Telkom LIT TVC 100 – which is designed for use in conjunction with large-screen TVs.

The LIT TVC 100 is an ICASA-approved and Google-certified Android 7 device, which will include Showmax, YouTube, DStv Now, and the Google Play Store at launch.

“Customers can choose exactly what they want to watch both from our subscription-based partners as well as a host of free content options from the Google Play Store – allowing them to design a personalised entertainment hub,” said Telkom.


When you sign up for or upgrade to Telkom’s HOMEunlimited 8Mbps and up ADSL or fibre services on a contract, you will receive a LIT TVC 100.

SmartBroadband Wireless 50GB and 100GB packages will also include the media box on a promotion, while stocks last.

The media box is also available separately for R49.99 per month for 24 months, or at an outright purchase of R1,099.

Telkom LIT TV will be launched alongside the company’s Summer Campaign in September.

Now read: Everything you need to know about Telkom’s HOMEunlimited packages

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