MTN Group have announced the shutdown of their video streaming service, MTN VU, effective 3 May 2017. MTN VU was originally launched in late 2014 as MTN FrontRow.
MTN VU customers were notified earlier on 2 May 2017 of the video streaming service being decomissioned.
"We regret to inform you that we’ll soon be saying farewell to MTN VU, Which we’ll be shutting on 3 May 2017. Thank you for enjoying some of the world’s best entertainment with us." said MTN in a statement to customers.
This shutdown is despite MTN VU being zero-rated on the MTN network for customers. Added to this, MTN has said that current MTN VU customers will receive a free three-months subscription service to another video streaming service, ShowMax.
"As a gesture of goodwill, we will pay three months of ShowMax subscriptions at no extra cost to affected customers. The decision to discontinue VU does not signal a departure from this space, we are still committed to becoming a significant player in this field. To this end, we will announce new services to the market at an appropriate time," said Maxwell Nonge, Chief Digital Officer at MTN South Africa.Share this article via: