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After recently releasing the Drifta USB  and making the Drifta DStv Mobile decoder compatible with certain Android devices, DStv Mobile has announced the Walka Handheld TV. This portable television has a 3.5” viewing screen and does not need to pair with the Drifta or Drifta USB, seeing that it connects automatically to the DStv Mobile DVB-H broadcast signal.

The device will be available at MultiChoice centres and select retail outlets from 1 December 2011 at the recommended retail price of R649. Proof of a valid existing TV licence will be required when purchasing the Walka.

After activating the Walka through the MultiChoice call centre, users will be able to access 16 DStv channels in the genres of sport, music, news, cartoons and general entertainment. The content line-up includes the two brand new channels that were recently added; M-Net Mobile and the Discovery channel.

The same channels are available across all DStv Mobile capable devices for the same subscription of R36 per month. DStv Premium subscribers pay no subscription to access DStv Mobile.

“We are proud to introduce South Africans to the Walka device which is designed to further enrich the mobile TV viewing experience” explains Mark Rayner, general manager DStv Mobile, “It’s a must have, mobile TV viewing can begin the moment you switch it on.”

“Our research has shown that there is interest in a dedicated mobile TV viewing device to ease accessibility and improve usability of the mobile TV service. We anticipate that the Walka will be well received by the market and hope our subscribers find it as another useful way to stay in touch with DStv channels.” said Rayner.

DStv Mobile coverage is available in the nine major cities of South Africa. For network coverage, and further information visit www.dstvmobile.com

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