20 September 2018

Kwesé Iflix and Clickatell Transact Establish a Partnership to Expand Mobile Streaming Entertainment in Nigeria

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Kwesé iflix partners with Clickatell

LAGOS, NIGERIA – September 2018 - Kwesé iflix, Africa’s game-changing digital entertainment platform and Clickatell Transact, together with GTBank and some of the most prominent banks in Nigeria, have partnered to offer the freshest line-up of sports, news and entertainment, available to millions of Nigerians, via the Kwesé iflix platform.

The Kwesé iflix service offers users the ultimate entertainment experience, including live coverage of the world’s most elite sporting competitions - including the best of European Football with all the UEFA Nations League games and upcoming World Heavyweight Boxing Clash between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin on September 22nd – as well as the best international and local content programs to stream or download.

The Kwesé iflix app can be downloaded via the Google Play or Apple app Stores. Customers can then purchase a Kwesé iflix VIP subscription via USSD and other banking platforms, powered by Clickatell Transact.

From September 2018, Clickatell Transact and its banking partners will be enabling their customers to purchase Kwesé iflix subscriptions effortlessly in 3 simple steps:

Step 1-  Enter your bank’s designated USSD code (GTBank - *737*60#)

Step 2-  Choose ‘Self’ or ‘Third Party’ from the USSD menu, and select the desired package ranging from N150 a day to a monthly (30-Day) subscription for only N999!

Step 3-  You will then receive a link to a Kwesé iflix subscription, and by clicking on the link your voucher will be automatically redeemed and activated on your account on the Kwesé iflix platform of your choice. Then sit back and enjoy access to all the action.



Each VIP subscription gives users access to thousands of hours of programs available on Kwesé iflix, including local and international first-run exclusive shows, award-winning TV series and blockbuster movies, such as, Shuga, Hot Ones, Saints & Sinners, Riviera, Grand Prince, The Legend of the Blue Sea, Broken, Britannia, Tin Star, Being Mary Jane, Medici: Masters of Florence, and Luther, as well as popular local and regional content  - Telenovelas such as Secrets at the Hotel, Passion and Power and LaViuda Negra - children’s programs and lifestyle content. The service also offers Nigerians quality content they can watch for free, including short-form drama series, first episodes of TV shows, and local free-to-air TV stations, such as NTA & Kwesé Free Sports.

Announcing the launch of the partnership, Kwesé iflix CEO, Mayur Patel, said, “Together with Clickatell Transact, Nigeria’s leading distributor of airtime, data and digital products, we have expanded our service, making it as easy as possible for people to access our world-class sports and entertainment content. We are committed to delivering the best mobile TV experience to subscribers across the country, with Clickatell Transact’s support.”

Jeppe Dorff, Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Clickatell Transact stated “Clickatell Transact is focused on creating real and sustainable value for our clients and all consumers in Nigeria and we are constantly looking to partner with strong and growing brands in the market.  We are excited about the partnership and look forward to being a part of the continued adoption of Kwesé iflix in the market”.

About Clickatell Transact

Clickatell Transact, is a leading distributor of airtime, data and a vast stable of digital products, providing banks and other organizations with cutting edge, innovative solutions. Clickatell Transact, is committed to creating positive customer experiences, and are dedicated to developing unique, efficient and exceptional solutions for our clients, and their customers. Our industry leading solutions allow us to assist organizations in offering their customers the products and services they want, on the platforms they use. This, alleviating the strain of having to maintain countless relationships with individual providers, and ensuring a seamless integration into any new or existing electronic or digital channels for easy management and reporting.

Clickatell Transact, in partnership with leading Nigerian Banks have pioneered innovation to develop and grow USSD banking, now WhatsApp banking to create greater financial inclusion in Nigeria. Their solutions allow for consumers to engage with their banks more effectively, efficiently and gain access to services that add value to their lives, and in turn encourage higher retention and consumer satisfaction for banks. Clickatell Transact is dedicated to unlocking possibilities for their clients and end-consumers.

For more information about Clickatell Transact and how they can add greater value to your business, visit www.clickatell.com/products/transact

About Kwesé iflix

Kwesé iflix is a mobile platform that offers cutting-edge, youth-focused programming showcasing video-on-demand and download-to-watch-later entertainment content. It is a product stemming from a joint-venture between Kwesé, a pan-African media company, and iflix, the leading emerging market mobile video-on-demand service. Aimed at becoming the core vehicle to delivering seamless mobile experiences to millions of viewers, the App offers users the region's most extensive combination of live sport, entertainment and highly acclaimed local African and international series and movies, including first-to-market exclusive programming.

For more info: www.kweseiflix.com

About Guaranty Trust Bank plc

Guaranty Trust Bank plc, also known as GTBank, is a foremost African Financial Institution with an Asset Base of over N3.35trillion and banking operations across Nigeria, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. The Bank is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model in Africa’s financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service delivery and innovation.


About Clickatell

We create a better world through technology, making commerce in chat accessible for everyone, everywhere. Consumers can now connect with brands to find goods and services, make purchases, track orders, and resolve issues with a simple text or chat. No need for cash, phone calls, in-person interactions, or apps. Founded in 2000 with now over 10,000 customers, Clickatell is powering the digital commerce transformation. Clickatell is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA and has offices in Canada, South Africa, and Nigeria (www.clickatell.com).

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