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Following deals with with UK commercial broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, freemium OTT service TVPlayer is adding another 11 channels. TV fans can now choose from over 75 free-to-access channels – all available to stream live or catch up directly to their mobile, tablet or computer.
TVPlayer streams live TV across multiple devices from some of the UK’s most notable free-to-air broadcasters and pay-TV channels. Thanks to the deals, it now offers over 75 free-to-air channels spanning Entertainment, Sport, Kids, News, Music and Lifestyle – plus an optional bundle of more than 30 others for £4.99 (€5.799) a month without a contract.
“We’re massively simplifying the TV streaming experience, bringing all the channels onto one great service so you no longer have to move between different websites and apps,” declared Rob Hodgkinson, chief operating officer at TVPlayer. “This new deal is an exciting step forward for consumers and we’re expecting a surge in viewers as a result.”
ITV Hub, All4 and My5 give UK viewers the chance to watch their favourite programmes on mobiles, tablets and PCs, but via their own individual apps. With 23 per cent of streaming now done on smartphones and tablets, TVPlayer suggests it provides a much easier way to find hit shows such as Family Guy or The X-Files.
“We’ve seen a phenomenal growth in users over the last twelve months and it shows that people want convenience,” added Hodgkinson. “People are living busier lives and they want to be able to watch their favourite shows wherever they want, rather than restricted to their living room.”
The additional channels are: ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITVBe, CITV, More4, Film4, E4, 4Seven, 5Star and Spike. E4 and Film4 will go live at a later date. The new channels join the likes of BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, 4Music, CNN and Dave – all available as part of TVPlayer’s free package of channels. For £4.99 a month, TVPlayer Plus also offers access to 30 premium channels, including MTV, Comedy Central, Gold, TLC and Eurosport 1 and 2.
As well as iOS and Android apps for phones and tablets, TVPlayer is also available via over-the-top devices such as Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Samsung TV, or on laptops via a browser.