GOtv – the leading DTT pay television service in Ghana – and technology company Neotion in partnership with Hisense, has announced the launch of yet another revolutionary product into the Ghanaian market and the first of its kind in West Africa.
The CAM (Conditional Access Module), or GOcard as it will be called – is an electronic device (decoder) that slots into a compatible integrated digital television that is equipped with the appropriate hardware facility to view the great television channels offered on the GOtv service .
Available from Monday 28 April 2014, the GOcard is a mini decoder but instead of being a separately powered device, it slots directly into a CI+ enabled digital television and functions as a single unit.
It is a Conditional Access Module (CAM) and therefore is equipped with the appropriate hardware facility to view GOtv.
Mr Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, GOtv Ghana Director said “Our philosophy is to remain innovate in order to continue to deliver the best possible digital television to the people of Ghana. GOtv delivers a selection of the best and exciting channels and African content in great picture and sound quality, making it the home of great channels.”
Currently the GOcard is compatible with the new Hisense 32”, 39” and 46” integrated digital televisions and will retail as a bundled offer and will retail as follows – the 32” Hisense for GHC 1,150 (plus 6 months subscription), the 39” Hisense TV for GHC 1,800 (Plus 12 months subscription) and the 46” Hisense TV GHC 2,200 (plus 12months subscription) all prices includes the TV, GOcard and GOtenna.
“Hisense bundle offer is a perfect solution for anyone looking to buy a new TV and at the same time looking to subscribe to GOtv for great family entertainment,” concluded Sunkwa-Mills.
This innovative product from GOtv in partnership with Neotion, not only provides great entertainment, but also offers the best way to join the digital revolution, it is already digital, therefore when Ghana migrates from analogue to digital transmission, current GOtv subscribers won’t be affected by the transition and will not need to buy a new TV or decoder.
Stéphanie Bizouerne, Neotion Head of Sales and Marketing said, “The launch of the GOcard reinforces Neotion’s leading position on cardless technology as we continue to penetrate new markets outside Europe and especially emerging ones such as Sub-Saharan Africa. GOtv is set to have the largest DVB-T2 network in Ghana, granting Neotion a wider geographical coverage. We are very pleased to work with GOtv on this exciting new project and to offer our technology to new markets across Africa”
He concluded by saying, “Devices like the GOcard are the best and easiest solution to receive digital TV signals. They will support Africa’s digital migration at the economic level and meet the high security requirements regarding content protection.”
The GOcard is not available as a stand-alone product and at this stage is only bundled with selected Hisense televisions. It is easy to install as it slots into a compatible TV therefore no additional cabling or additional remotes are required. However to optimize reception of the GOtv service, it is recommended that an external UHF GOtenna is used.
Mrs. Yram Seinti Marketing Manager Hisense Ghana said, “We are very excited about this partnership with GOtv not only because we’re able to give the people of Ghana the latest and best technologies available, but this partnership put us at the forefront of technology as it is a first for West Africa.”
She concluded by saying that “this unbeatable offer is available at all Hisense showrooms and GOtv accredited dealerships in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Tamale, Sunyani and Takoradi currently.”
Unlike the set top box, the integrated GOcard solution will use the menu and channel navigation of the television, thus giving subscribers a totally different experience to what they have had in the past.
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