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Iran’s MTN-Irancell launches TV offering

mtn-irancell lenzIranian mobile telco MTN-Irancell has launched a mobile-centric IPTV service.

The service, Lenz, offers Iran’s national channels and includes seven-day catch-up functionality as well as a cloud-based DVR service. Content is available in 1080p HD. Lenz also offers access to a wide range of movies and TV shows on-demand.

A mobile app for the service is currently available via the Google Play store, with iOS reportedly to follow.

Iranian state broadcasting organization IRIB issue five licences to offer IPTV services last October, including one to MTN-Irancell, a local affiliate of South Africa’s MTN.

However, the licences were subsequently withdrawn amidst disagreements between IRIB and the country’s ministiry of telecommunications over whether the broadcaster was authorised to issue them in the first place.

New licences were granted in November to the same five companies to which they had initially been granted.