MMIT in partnership with Firstmonie to bring streaming video provider SmartVOD Africa to Nigerian consumers

Lagos, Nigeria September 9th, 2015 – MMIT (Mobile Media Info Tech) in partnership with First Bank of Nigeria Limited and their mobile wallet product, Firstmonie, is pleased 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.

Noam Josephides, CEO of Vonetize and SmartVOD Africa said “We’re thrilled about this partnership that will allow the Nigerian consumer to access top-tier content across a wide array of categories through our SmartVOD offering. SmartVOD is committed to bringing the best content to users across 33 countries on the African continent, and our partnership with Firstmonie is going a long way to accomplish that goal”.

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”.

New users can register for the Firstmonie wallet by dialing *894# on their phone and the service is available on all the major network telecommunications operators including MTN Nigeria, Etisalat and Globacom. Not only can Firstmonie wallet users shop on international merchant sites, they can also use their mobile wallet to send money, pay bills, top up their phone airtime, and deposit and withdraw cash.

About MMIT
MMIT, Mobile Media Info Tech, is a mobile payment processor with a mission to revolutionize mobile payment processes, money transfer capabilities, and mobile banking.
MMIT focuses on the Sub-Sahara African market, partners with large financial institutions in Africa as well as large international merchants, to provide value added services to mobile wallet providers and users. To learn more about MMIT please visit http://www.mmitonline.com.

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About Firstmonie
Firstmonie is the mobile money service of First Bank Nigeria Limited. http://www.firstbanknigeria.com Firstmonie’s *894# mobile wallet is an innovative product that enables customers to access financial and other value added services through their mobile phones. Their product caters to the high percentage of the unbanked population across Nigeria and Sub-Sahara Africa. For more information please visit http://www.firstmonieonline.com.

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About SmartVOD Africa
SmartVOD Africa is a premium video content provider who offers the newest Hollywood and Bollywood movies, as well as Hollywood TV shows through its app.
Available in over 33 countries on the African continent, the app can be purchased at the Google Play store and viewers have the ability to pay as they go for individual titles or to subscribe for 30 days with unlimited access to SmartVOD’s movie and TV library. For more information please visit http://site.vonetize.com/content-products/smartvod/

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