Award-winning pre-school education and entertainment digital platform Hopster is launching in Africa in partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom and Congolese telecom provider MTN.

Hopster is working with mobile & web application platform provider AfrikaStream that will deliver its video content in the Congo with telecom provider MTN.

The service launched in October, but details have only now been released.

Nick Walters, Founder and CEO at Hopster said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have launched in Africa with both Vodacom and MTN. We see real potential for Africa to be a ‘leapfrog’ market – with a new generation of users moving straight to finding their favourite content mobile first, rather than on TV.”

MTN’s mobile customers can access hundreds of Hopster’s educational localised French preschool shows, books and music as part of its time-based data plan packages.

International characters including Pingu and Peppa Pig are presented alongside the much loved African animated series from Nigerian animator Adamu Waziri, Bino and Fino.

Hopster is also working alongside South Africa’s biggest telecom provider Vodacom, allowing its customers access to Hopster’s video content via Vodacom’s new Video on Demand Service, Video Play.