SABC Partners With Mangomolo to Upgrade SABC+ OTT Platform in Africa


Mangomolo, an Over-The-Top (OTT) video platform provider, was selected by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to upgrade the capabilities of its SABC+ platform. SABC+, the corporation’s OTT video and audio streaming service, offers a wide array of TV and radio channels accessible across various internet-connected devices and is set to receive a substantial upgrade.

Expanding Reach with Mangomolo
With Mangomolo’s services, SABC+ aims to widen its audience reach and bolster its public service offerings to internet-connected devices. Currently, the platform supports seven TV channels spanning entertainment, news, sports, and education, alongside 19 radio stations catering to diverse content preferences.

“We’re making it simple to expand the SABC’s offering and deliver content to audiences on whatever device they want to use. As smart device adoption grows across Africa, we’re ensuring that broadcasters can connect with their audiences and grow viewership with a comprehensive OTT video platform,” said Wissam Sabbagh, Founder and CEO of Mangomolo.

Project Collaboration and Management
This collaborative project also involves key Mangomolo partner, Broadsmart, which will lead project management operations, ensuring a seamless integration and end-to-end ecosystem for SABC. Monetisation aspects are strengthened by partnerships with Castoola and Triton Digital, delivering advertising services for both video and audio content, the official release said.

The SABC’s acting Chief Operations Officer, Lungile Binza, said, “Mangomolo has been a great partner on our OTT video journey and has supported us as we grow our digital offering. The entire process has been seamless, allowing us to focus on our core business while the Mangomolo team takes care of the technology and other managed services.”

Mangomolo’s Service
Mangomolo provides an end-to-end service, with monetisation capabilities, content management, media preparation, and delivery all through a single platform. Managing over a billion streams per month, it serves more than 30 million viewers globally, the joint release said.