BiBC (British Internet Broadcasting Company) has confirmed the availability of a pan European premium content OTT TV service, to be deployed on Samsung connected TVs, Blu-ray Players and home theatre systems in various countries across Europe.
The BiBC service will enable consumers to access premium content from networks such as ITV, Hit Entertainment, the Cartoon Network and Boomerang via their Internet-enabled TV sets for the first time, with other major brand channels being available in the next few months.
Initial channels available will include content from the Cartoon Network, ITV, Hit Entertainment, AudioLounge and BoxOffice 365. These will be available as paid for subscription channels with prices starting at £2.99 per month.
Paul Hague, Director at BiBC commented: “We have seen VOD services become extremely successful over the Internet, such as with the iPlayer in the UK and TF1 in France. Now, as the new wave of Internet-enabled TVs launch across Europe, consumers can turn to their traditional viewing device – the TV – to enjoy their favourite content on-demand.
“For a long time the industry has been trying to integrate the delivery of traditional TV channels seamlessly with internet content in a way that ensures quality, control and brand protection. The BiBC service enables just that.”