TelkomONE introduces free catch-up service in SA

Telkom’s video-streaming platform has introduced a free catch-up functionality across its SABC and other free-to-air channels on the platform – a first-of-its-kind value-added offering by a video-on-demand service locally. Catch-up is a system-driven recording of various popular programs across your favourite channels, that is then made available as a single asset, on-demand.  This means you can ‘catch up’ on any programme you may have missed during the live channel playout or wish to re-watch and enjoy again.

TelkomONE users can now use their mobiles, laptops and PCs to view any SABC 1, 2, 3, SABC Sport or SABC Education shows, or specific programs from the bouquet of news and faith-based channels, in their own time, outside of its scheduled playout, because they may have missed it, it was at an inconvenient time, or just because it’s worth watching again and again.

The Executive Smart Home and Content at Telkom, Wanda Mkhize, said, “You can’t get much better value by providing a zero-cost Catch Up service across already-free streaming channels. TelkomONE’s vision is to provide the widest selection of content, at the most affordable price, and backed by unmatched functionality. Scarcely six months after launch, we believe we’re delivering on all fronts and the viewer is the winner.”

Mkhize further stated that while there’s plenty to catch up across TelkomONE’s free TV channel and SABC offering, there is also a growing catalogue of local TV ‘box set’ shows, expected to exceed 1 200 hours in the coming weeks. SABC is, of course, also one of the continent’s leading content producers.

Unveiled in November 2020, TelkomONE will continue to provide an array of popular free to air on-demand content and channels, which will be further enhanced by a growing catalogue of the programs made available as catch-up.