By: DStv Mobile | Thu, 14 Jul 2011
Launched today in Johannesburg, DStv Mobile introduced the latest member of its family – the new DStv Mobile Drifta USB. Like the original Drifta, it functions as a portable decoder; allowing users to connect to DVB-H broadcast mobile TV and access DStv Mobile content live on their computers. The sleek device gives new meaning to the concept of “work and play”, tapping into the unique needs of South Africans who enjoy a fast-paced urban lifestyle.
Easy to install and activate, the Drifta USB connects directly to a PC via the USB port and does not need to be paired with a device through Wi-Fi. “It’s just a matter of loading the Drifta USB application onto your PC,” explains Mark Rayner, general manager: DStv Mobile South Africa. “After that, you simply plug the Drifta USB into your PC and launch the application; within seconds you can then enjoy DStv Mobile content.” The same great channels are available across all DStv Mobile capable devices: sport, news, music, cartoons, and general entertainment will continue to inform and entertain subscribers.
Also announced was the addition of popular content channel M-Net Series to the DStv Mobile bouquet. The channel boasts content such as CSI Miami
and The Good Wife
. “Consumer feedback has shown us that M-Net Series is a highly desired channel for mobile consumption and we’re glad that we were able to secure it for our mobile viewers,” comments Aletta Alberts, general manager: DStv Content.
Like the original DStv Mobile Drifta launched in 2010, the Drifta USB also makes use of DVB-H technology. Explains Rayner: “The Drifta USB has been launched to address the needs of customers who primarily want to use their PCs and laptops for viewing. Based on the positive response we received from the Drifta, we wanted to come up with something more affordable and exclusive to devices with USB ports.”
Find out more about the Drifta USB at the DStv Mobile website
, or buy it