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Pre – Installed Huawei Video App, Provides Consumers With Award Winning Content, Which Includes South African Short Films

Johannesburg, 22 September 2020, discover.film, the leading streaming platform for quality short movies and entertainment, has been chosen by Huawei, to be its short-form content provider for its video platform, on HUAWEI Video. This collaboration will see the discover.film app integrated into the HUAWEI Video app as a pre-installed app on over 100 million handsets globally, including with the Republic of South Africa. This app will be launched as an ad-based video on demand (AVOD) app with a strong monetisation solution of its video inventory, with subscription video on demand (SVOD) being introduced later in the year for customers who choose an ad-free experience.

Likun Zhao, Vice President – HUAWEI Consumer Business Southern Africa says, “It is with great excitement that discover.film is launching as one of our premium HUAWEI Video partners in South Africa. discover.film’s award-winning, quality content spans across all genres and languages and is perfect for our customers to watch on their Huawei devices. This partnership supports our strategy to bring more choice and the best possible HUAWEI Video experience to our customers.”

discover.film is a freemium platform that has amassed subscribers from more than 190 countries since its launch in October 2019. discover.film hosts quality short movies, typically between 10-15 minutes in duration, featuring the world’s biggest movie stars and emerging talent across all genres and languages; from feel-good comedies to drama, sci-fi, documentaries and action.

The cinema-quality content is optimised for mobile viewing but can be watched, streamed, or downloaded straight to any internet-connected device so that the user can experience the best quality, bite-sized entertainment wherever they are and whenever they want, on any device.

Sarah Thomson, CEO and Co-founder of discover.film notes, “We are delighted to have been chosen by Huawei as a strategic partner for its HUAWEI Video app. Not only will the partnership deliver the best quality short movies to a vast global audience, it also gives our thousands of filmmakers a huge distribution platform, allowing millions of people from all over the World to watch their brilliant award-winning films using the ultimate video experience. Huawei is an exciting new partner to add to our growing portfolio of partners of major global airlines and telecom partners, who will be announced in the coming weeks.”

A selection of the platform’s award-winning content, which includes South African short films will go live on HUAWEI Video, including the following:

TEAM NUMBI

DIRECTOR: ERNEST NKOSI

3 MINUTES

An insight into the dangerous and thrilling world of the South African underground sport of spinning.

VALLEY OF A THOUSAND HILLS

DIRECTOR: JESS COLQUHOUN

11 MINUTES Young Zulu villagers learn to skateboard and it transforms their lives

For more information on what is available on HUAWEI Video, please click on the following link: https://bit.ly/HWVideoSA

About DISCOVER.FILM

discover. Film is changing the world of entertainment by making the exciting genre of quality short film mainstream.

discover. Film, the global leading freemium platform for quality short movies and entertainment, has amassed subscribers from more than 190 countries.  Subscribers can watch thousands of short movies featuring Hollywood stars and emerging talent across all genres and languages from feel-good comedies to drama, sci-fi, documentaries and action.

discover. Film sources the best short form content from around the world, providing a platform through video on demand, a proprietary mobile app, multi-channel distribution and one of the biggest short film festivals in the world, The Discover Film Awards.

Cinema-quality short films are available to stream, Chromecast or download straight to mobile or any internet-connected device.

Instagram: @discover. Film

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