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October 21, 2015 05:00 ET

Safaricom & Vuclip Partner to Bring Mobile Customers Affordable Premium Video Content

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - October 21, 2015) - Safaricom has partnered with the leading premium mobile video on demand [VOD] service for emerging markets, Vuclip, to offer customers access to premium video content on their mobile phones.

Using this service, customers can now access up to 100 videos a day for only Kshs. 10 by subscribing to the Premium Video Store launched by the two companies.

"We are very excited to launch this service in Africa, as it is the world's fastest-growing mobile video market in the region and is forecasted to continue to grow," said Arun Prakash, COO for Vuclip.

He said, "We are proud to work with Safaricom to deliver a superior experience to its mobile customers. We will provide an exciting range of premium local and global content and a seamless viewing experience at affordable rates."

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore lauded the move by saying Safaricom's 23.3 million customers have become more discerning in recent times and use their handsets to keep abreast of local and international news, educational and entertainment content.

"Strategic partnerships such as the one we have entered into with Vuclip pave the way for us to exploit current and future technological trends to deliver differentiated services that are consistent with market needs," he said.

Popular content in this video store includes gospel music videos, comedy, television shows and movies from local content studios such as Sakata, along with international content such as Hollywood.

The service can be accessed by logging onto http://videos.safaricom.com or by dialing *822# using a Safaricom mobile connection.

About Vuclip

Vuclip is the leading premium mobile video on demand service for emerging markets with more than 7.5 million subscribers per quarter across nine different countries. Through strategic partnerships with more than 250 top studios around the world, Vuclip brings to subscribers blockbuster Hollywood and regional movies, TV shows and music videos in 34 different languages. Vuclip's Dynamic Adaptive Transcoding™ provides an amazing unbuffered viewing experience to consumers across all mobile devices and on any network. Vuclip and its subsidiaries are headquartered in Milpitas, California and have a presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Dubai, Cairo, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Bangkok.

About Safaricom

Safaricom transforms lives.

We provide voice, data, financial services and enterprise solutions for a range of subscribers, small businesses and government, using a variety of platforms.

As the biggest communication company in East and Central Africa, Safaricom delights over 21 million subscribers, providing over 200,000 touch points for its customers and offering over 100 different products under its portfolio.

Listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange and with annual revenues in excess of Kshs 100 Billion, Safaricom invested Kshs 27.78 billion in infrastructure this year, providing over half of Kenya's population with 3G coverage and providing 2G coverage to 90% of Kenyans. Safaricom has harnessed its proprietary fibre infrastructure to build a dedicated enterprise business which provides managed IT services to clients in the East African region.

Safaricom pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful service of its kind anywhere in the world. Launched in March 2007, M-PESA now has over 21 million customers and over 85,000 Agent outlets countrywide.

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