Get JOOX for free on DSTV – Chit Chat with Thabiet Allie!
Streaming music services have revolutionised the way people listen to music. DStv has chosen to partner with JOOX, South Africa’s favourite music app to put together the best 360 entertainment package in South Africa. DStv subscribers can now get JOOX for FREE for up to five family members.
We got wind about the news yesterday and decided to have a chit chat with Thabiet Allie, Chief Commercial Officer at Tencent Africa to find out more this exciting partnership!
Q: South Africa has seen a lot of global music streaming services entering our market in the last couple of years or so, how has JOOX positioned itself to compete and what is making it stand out from the rest?
A: Our people. That what makes us stand out from the rest. We have a local team plugged into the scene curating the best local and international sounds going down in the clubs and festivals of South Africa and working closely with the local and international labels to keep our ears to the ground.
Q: How has the music streaming service been received by the market since its initial launch?
A: Streaming is still new to a lot of people. Once you get into being able to get any song you want, quick and easy…. that’s it… your life has changed. It’s been a wonderful thing watching my friends and family get into it.
Q: Is there a particular reason why JOOX has specifically chosen to partner with DStv?
A: We’re both focused on understanding what our audiences want and making sure they get it. A large part of our popular music was also already tapped in to soundtracks for movies and series, so we were aligned with a lot of popular entertainment.
DStv obviously has a lot of music programming and JOOX is a natural partner to extend the experience so you could take the music with you and interact with the shows more.
Q: Can you share a bit more about the new JOOX VIP family package, how does that work?
A: All Compact, Compact Plus and Premium customers can immediately take up JOOX VIP for free and invite 4 other family members to subscribe, also at no cost. It’s so cool for customers.
If you are the DStv account holder, just get the app from your app store, if you haven’t got it already, then tap on the DStv banner at the top and follow the steps. You can then invite your family members.
Q: What other new developments can we expect from JOOX this coming year?
A: We’ve been collaborating on talent and music shows where you can experience more with your second screen interactions. You can also look forward to more action between your TV screen and the app. Stay tuned.
Thanks for the chit chat and all the best
Five Minutes With Expresso’s Mosa Kaiser
Chit Chat With Expresso’s Mosa Kaiser.
The fourth season of Presenter Search on 3 came to a jaw-dropping end earlier this month and six brand new faces joined the SABC 3 family. Mosa Kaiser grabbed a role as Expresso’s new field presenter.
Mosa’s bubbly personality, intelligence and style helped her stand out from her very first audition. Throughout her Presenter Search On 3 journey, the star continued to give 110% week after week which helped her clinch the role of Expresso’s new field presenter. This role will see Mosa covering various events and interviews on location with the inserts flighting on South Africa’s feel-good breakfast show.
Get to know Mosa better with this short Q&A:
Q: What has been the highlight of your time on Presenter Search on 3?
A: My Presenter Search on 3 highlight was being part of the Expresso take-over and interviewing Prince Kaybee. To be quite honest, that challenge made me realise there that I have longevity in this presenting industry.
Q: What has been the biggest lesson this experience has taught you?
A: The biggest lesson I learned has been that I must truly trust my journey and God’s timing. Hard work and faith goes a long way.
Q: How would you describe your presenting style?
A: My presenting style is authentic, real, classic and full of life.
Q: You have quite a lot of experience in acting. How different is acting to TV Presenting?
A: Acting and radio are worlds apart from presenting. With acting, you take a character and embody it and with presenting, you are or it’s advised to be 100 percent yourself. The transition was really simple for me I just needed to tone my God given energy down. My Presenter Search on 3 journey got me to a place where I can adapt my personality to different working scenarios.
Q: What are you going to be bringing to Expresso as one of their field reporters?
A: I’m definitely going to be bringing tons of spunk to the show and the inserts I get to present. Let’s not forget about the loads of awesome content I will be bring all the viewers too!
Q: Describe the moment you heard your name and knowing that you will be one of the field reporters on Expresso?
A: Ecstatic! It was amazing experience and one I struggle to describe. I totally deserved that job! I really think it is the perfect job for me. I am super proud of myself.
Q: Now that you have stepped into your role on Expresso, have the first few episodes been everything you thought it would be or have there been a few surprises for you?
A: The first few shoots have been everything I thought it would be and just so much more. I love the fact that I’m meeting a lot of people some who have already started investing in my career. I have been pleasantly surprised.
Q: Do you have any pre-show rituals you do in order to prepare yourself before going live? If so, what are they?
A: I do. I warm my voice and pray to the Lord almighty! Then obviously slay! But that goes without saying…