MMIT’s Rebecca Barnett on CNBC Africa

MMIT's Rebecca Barnett

(Mobile Media Info Tech — September 9, 2015)

MMIT’s Director of Marketing, Ms. Rebecca Barnett, appeared live on CNBC Africa today to discuss MMIT’s (Mobile Mediea Info Tech) partnership with First Bank of Nigeria Limited and their mobile wallet product, Firstmonie. The partners are please to announce the introduction of premium video-on-demand content provider SmartVOD Africa to Nigeria.

This service is the first of its kind in the competitive Nigerian mobile money and payment landscape and will allow Firstmonie’s 2.8 million mobile wallet users the ability to pay for the latest in Hollywood movies and TV shows through their mobile wallet.

The SmartVOD Africa app, available through the Google Play store, allows consumers to stream content directly on their mobile devices and tablets on 3G/4G networks and WiFi.   With over 2000 movie and TV show titles in its library, the app includes new releases and popular TV shows.  Users can pay for a 30 day subscription or pay for individual movie show titles and watch anytime, anywhere.

CEO of MMIT, Kim Fraser said: “MMIT is very excited about the launch of services with FirstBank’s mobile wallet. The ability to use an African based mobile wallet to transact with international merchants is a first in the alternative payments space, and MMIT is very proud to be working with First Bank of Nigeria on this initiative”.

Acting Head of Mobile Financial Services at FirstBank, Celestine Okobi, also asserted “the Bank is proud of this innovation, which is the first of its kind anywhere in the world”.







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