PCCW Global launched ONTAPtv.com, an Internet-based Video on Demand (VoD) entertainment service across South Africa, the first service of its kind in the country.

ONTAPtv.com allows subscribers to seamlessly access, stream and download multiple content packages, including local and international TV series, movies and lifestyle programs. ONTAPtv.com offers a fully flexible selection of à la carte content packages to suit every South African’s entertainment tastes and needs.

“We are excited about the growth in demand for anytime, anywhere VoD services,” said Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global. “We first invested in South Africa in 2012 through the acquisition of Gateway, and this has been extremely successful for us. We are delighted to demonstrate our further commitment to South Africa through the launch of ONTAPtv.com.”

With around 3,000 movies and episodes available, ONTAPtv.com offers customers the ability to stream using advanced Adaptive Bit Rate technology, or download content using public Wi-Fi hotspots and mobile data.

“There is something for everyone in ONTAPtv.com. Our comprehensive content lineup includes local SABC series, as well as leading international content from studios such as Warner Bros, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and BBC Worldwide, and we are also delighted to announce our sponsorship of projects of the Maxum Media Accelerator (the MMA) to produce local dramas which will be available later this year,” Mr. Lindsay Servian, Head of ONTAPtv.com, said. “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to the development of exciting local content, whilst helping to grow the South African film and entertainment industry. ONTAPtv.com also offers Chinese content from PCCW’s now TV, Hong Kong’s leading IPTV service.”

ONTAPtv.com’s revolutionary à la carte approach ensures that customers only pay for the content they want to watch. Customers can choose from a range of packages specifically tailored to their viewing needs, with only a small incremental payment required for additional packages.

The ONTAPtv.com app is free to download through the Google Play Android and iOS App stores.