GOtv Kenya launches GOcard CAM with NEOTION

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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GOtv unveils its GOcard in Nairobi

GOtv, the leading DTT pay television service in Kenya in partnership with Neotion on Tuesday announced the launch of yet another revolutionary product into the Kenyan market and the first of its kind in Sub Saharan 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 Tuesday, 15 April 2014 the GOcard is a mini decoder but instead of being a separately powered device, slots directly into a CI+ enabled digital television and functions as a single unit.

It is a Conditional Access Module and therefore is equipped with the appropriate hardware facility to view GOtv.

Felix Kyengo, General Manager GOtv Kenya said: “Our philosophy is to remain innovative in order to continue to deliver the best possible digital television to Kenyans and to keep them at the cutting edge of the move to digital television. GOtv delivers a selection of the best and exciting international channels as well as great African content in crystal clear picture and sound quality, making it the home of great entertainment.”

Available from all leading electronic retailers throughout Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, the GOcard will retail for the special price of Ksh3,499 which will include two months GOtv Plus subscription and an external UHF GOtenna.

“This 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 Kyengo.

The GOcard, which is compatible with compliant DT2 integrated digital TVs, is easy to install by slotting into the TV and therefore requires no additional cabling or remotes. However to optimise reception of the GOtv service, it is recommended that an external UHF GOtenna is used.

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 Kenya 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 Kenya, 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.”

Bizouerne 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.”

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.