Tuesday, October 13, 2015
SABC's education division joins the Tuluntulu app to provide educational programming as a new channel on the Africa app.
SABC Education will provide educational programming to Tuluntulu through the SABC Education channel on the app. The SABC also provides some children's programming through the SABC Children channel on the Tuluntulu app.
The Tuluntulu app which can be downloaded from the Google Play and iOS Apple stores are free, and uses about 50MB of data per hour when used.
The Tuluntulu app already has streaming streaming TV channels like Al Jazeera which is also on MultiChoice's DStv and On Digital Media's StarSat, as well as Infinity Media's South African TV news channel ANN7 (DStv 405) on DStv.
South Africa is one of the most popular countries where Tuluntula has been downloaded as an app, together with Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The app has been downloaded over 222 000 times already in 154 countries.
"To remain competitive, it is imperative that we share our television content with mobile users," says Eric Muragana, the web and new media manager at SABC Education.
"Our partnership with Tuluntulu, one of the fastest growing content apps in Africa is very important for learning," says Eric Muragana.
"Tuluntulu is delighted to partner with SABC Education in this new venture," says Pierre van der Hoven, Tuluntulu CEO and founder.
"We believe this new mobile channel will have a significant positive impact in education across Africa".