The 21st century has been great for lovers of entertainment. Not too long ago, the whole family had to gather around a box to watch something together – and if you didn’t want to watch what was on offer or what everyone else was watching, too bad.
With the digital age, it’s a whole new world of viewing pleasure on your terms. Consumption of sports, series and movies is no longer linear like it was in the past, hence we’ve rounded up the three best reasons to make sure you get on the remote viewing revolution – and how to do so:
Beat the commuting blues
Because you can watch DStv shows and movies anywhere, thanks to a few clever Apps, you can make previously unpleasant spaces enjoyable. Like the morning traffic jam or the commute in a taxi to work. And when you go on holiday at the end of the year, you can rest easy knowing you can still catch up on your favourite shows – anywhere in the country or world.
Minimise family tension
Picture yourself getting home from a long day, looking forward to unwinding in front of your favourite series binge – the prize at the end that kept you going the past few hours. You put your feet up – only to be notified that the kids or significant other are watching some other show already. This is more reason to upgrade. As a premium subscriber, you can maintain your sanity, peace in the family while keeping up with your viewing pleasure at the same time. If you’re watching on different devices, you can have multiple people in the house catching up with their favourites on the same account, at the same time.
Don’t let PHCN get you down
Remote viewing is great for everyone, but it’s especially great for those of us who are not strangers to power outages. Don’t be in the dark about your favourite shows – you can still watch DStv and ShowMax even with no power! With the DStv Now App, you can download your favourite shows and movies before the lights go out, then keep yourself happily entertained during the outage.
How to get remote viewing right
There are a few super easy ways to watch sport, series and the silver screen from anywhere:
· Make sure you’re registered for DStv Now.
· Download the DStv Now App for Apple or Android to your device, then simply search for and download whatever you want to watch.
· Movie lover? Upgrade your DStv account using the MyDStv App, WhatsApp* or DStvAfrica.com to get the very latest movie releases online or on your PVR or Explora for just N18, 000 for premium customers and N12, 850 for compact plus customers.. Then, all you need to do is register.
· Want both the best movies and series? As a DStv viewer, you can add ShowMax to your DStv account – whether you’re new to ShowMax or not – for up to five different devices for the whole family to watch! Simply sign up or log in to ShowMax, enter your ID number and phone number and follow the prompts to be hooked up within minutes.
· Download the MyDStv App or add DStv to your WhatsApp contacts to enjoy your favourite shows without any interruptions. Account payments, clearing of errors, renting of box office movies can be done through these self-service platforms. Simple and easy ways to stay connected to DStv Now.
With these kinds of options out there, it really pays to be a DStv premium subscriber, so consider upping your game now. The only thing for you to decide is what to watch first.
Digital Economy is Most Promising – Obaseki
Mr Godwin Obaseki, governor, Edo State, has called for the adoption of smart Information and Communications Technology tools and solutions as an alternative to oil in diversifying the Nigerian economy.
He warned that the country would not develop if the bulk of the savings remained tied to buying foreign exchange for importation.
The governor spoke at the Edo State Annual Banker’s Dinner held in Benin City, according to a statement by the state government.
He said, the growth of the digital economy was vital in providing the ICT-driven solutions to everyday problems.
Obaseki added that the sector was the most potent in mobilising other sectors to align with the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government.
He said for Nigeria to develop, the citizens must utilise deposits and savings effectively to drive growth and advancement.
“Nobody will bring their savings here as capital for your development; we have to do it ourselves,” Obaseki said.
EdTech Sector to Witness Radical Disruptions in 2020, says Wowbii CEO
Mrs Terae Onyeje, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wowbii Interactive, has said that 2020 will witness continued technology disruption in the Enterprise space, and even more so in EdTech .
According to Wowbii Interactive CEO, the EdTech landscape is bringing radical transformation to the traditional models of learning. “In Nigeria, we are seeing a more aggressive push towards the emergence of a digital economy, which will lift the impetus for educational institutions, enterprises, policy formulators and decision makers to explore technologies that will transform learning”, Mrs Onyeje says.
Nigeria, which is not left out of the wave of digitisation sweeping across the global economy, has taken the major initiative to rename the Federal Ministry of Communications to Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, to underscore the strategic vision towards a knowledge-based economy, according to Wowbii Interactive CEO.
According to her, “these initiatives will directly impact the EdTech sector and will see policy makers and the whole ecosystem of gatekeepers to knowledge radically refocusing a range of technologies to support learning and teaching.”
Mrs Onyeje made the announcement in Lagos in the Wowbii Interactive CEO EdTech Outlook for 2020, explaining the previous years have witnessed the rising awareness, refocusing and deployment of EdTech solutions across public and private institutions.
WOWBII Interactive is Africa’s first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of interactive flat panels (IFPD). With a mission to ‘transform the way Africa works and learns’, Wowbii delivers application bundles on their IFPDs in the enterprise and education to achieve end-to-end 21st century communications solutions.
“To give Africa her pride of place at the forefront of learning technology, Wowbii is enabling Educators and Learners leapfrog to the fore of global learning best practice. We are delivering an explosive combination of lifelong learning by layering interactive learning applications and curricula using the native tool of the youth (tap n swipe hardware).
‘Our front-of-classroom devices and all-in-one desktops give educators creative options to manage learning areas; completing the robust interactive experience.
“Today, we are proudly motivating learners to deliver improved outcomes; empowering educators with immersive experiences that make them love teaching again and enabling institutions transform the education ecosystem”, according Wowbii Interactive CEO.
According to her, “to effectively deliver 21 st Century learning, the interactive learning experience we offer must reach the schools in the lower income bracket, where about 80 per cent of the Nigeria’s learners are.
We are therefore really excited about our new solution that brings affordable interactivity to the classroom – reinforcing our success in offering open, futuristic technology that connect legacy learning technologies. We plan to announce the new addition to our stable of solutions this quarter.”
Mrs Onyeje adds that increased workplace mobility is leading to the redesign of today’s enterprise workspaces. As the Enterprise seek expansion of legacy unified communications solutions, affordability, effortless legacy systems compatibility and ease-of-use are premium requirements.
She further explains that, “in the Enterprise, we are transforming business workspaces to 21st Century environments; creating immersive engagements by seamlessly connecting our technology to legacy Unified Communications systems.
Easy-to-use technology that delivers phenomenal collaboration and communication options for the modern business are some of the reasons why large enterprise businesses prefer the Wowbii experience.
“MTN, Nigeria’s largest telecoms company, was an early tech adopter as they were keen to test the Wowbudd at a showcase in 2017. A first unit was purchased for an executive boardroom. Fully satisfied with functionality and performance, MTN expanded their footprint the following year by equipping executive meeting rooms and offices with the updated solution. In 2019, they updated major offices across the country with the Wowbudd.”
According to key infrastructure users, “Prior to the deployment of Wowbii solution, we needed the help of IT Personnel support meetings that required the use of technology but now, everyone is able to initiate meetings with ease.”
Today, MTN staff “can seamlessly collaborate across locations via video with crisp sound quality, sharing multimedia content with ease”. The solution also allows us to analyze data with remote staff fully engaged with high quality video. Wowbii’s Interactive Telepresence comes to life with the large 4k screens.”
She adds that in education, major learning transformations are underway in Charles Dales School, Port Harcourt and Greensprings School, Lagos. Greensprings, a forerunner private school with three campuses catering to Primary and Secondary, has deployed Wowbii education solutions to their Ikoyi Campus.”
According to her, “with projectors going end of life, the transition to interactive flat panel displays is an inevitable transition education stakeholders worry about. Greensprings, The Thinking School, was an early adopter – familiar with typical challenges technology may come with the infusion of technology, Greensprings was cautious in making the 21 st Century classroom adoption. Key pain points the school needed to address was content, classroom management, hardware reliability and support. Beginning with the Ikoyi Campus in 2018, Wowbii actively engaged tutors to drive adoption.
“As a tech-savvy school, the users were very excited to use technology that enhanced their school ethos. Using the train-the-trainer method because the Wowbudds were not installed across campus, all teachers were converts in less than 12 months.
The interactive applications are changing the way the children respond to teaching and learning. It is a joy to see how well Greenspring has layered interactive technologies on their blended curriculum. Today, our learning solutions are across Greenspring Schools campuses in Lekki, Anthony and Ikoyi” according to Mrs Onyeje.
MTV Base Features 2Baba on The Second Episode Of Behind The Story Season II
The second episode of the MTV Base Behind The Story season II will air on Tuesday, 28th of January and will see the host, Sammy Walsh delve into the personal life of the legendary Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2baba.
In the episode, Sammy Walsh will dig into the superstar’s past and present, discover what makes him tick and how he has been able to overcome the various challenges he has encountered over the years.
2Baba will be sharing deep insight about his past, his struggles with how his personal life has been heavily scrutinized and criticized by the public, as well as a couple of other never-before-shared truths.
Speaking on what the last decade was like for him, the legend said, “It wasn’t easy. Some people focused on my belle matter more than they did on me, there was so much negative press and negative representation of me. I had to re-convince people that I’m more than that.”
Last week, Teni the Entertainer was on Behind The Story being very candid about her experience so far in the limelight and the challenges that have come with it.
This season of Behind The Story promises to be insightful and entertaining with the biggest acts in Nigeria sharing some of their deepest truths.
MTV Base Behind The Story season 2 continues Tuesday, January 28, 2020 on MTV Base channel 322 on DStv and channel 72 on GOtv.
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