Telkom-Netflix talks confirmed

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has held talks with media companies such as Comcast, Bertelsmann, Naspers, and Netflix, Bloomberg reported on Friday, 10 January 2013.

According to Bloomberg, the talks to carry content on Telkom’s fixed-line networks are part of an effort by Maseko to boost revenue.

The Bloomberg report confirms information MyBroadband received from a source in October 2013.

Telkom’s plans to offer online media content are no secret, with the company saying that it wanted to offer “media-rich content” with its very-high-bitrate digital subscriber line services.

VDSL launched commercially in South Africa during March 2013.

Telkom has also been running a promotion which offers uncapped data from a number of online video content services.

The promotion includes DStv Catch Up online, DStv BoxOffice online, Apple TV (iTunes), and Samsung Video Hub, and is set to run until 31 March 2014.

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