TV Everywhere boost from Videocon d2h
July 31, 2015
By Colin Mann
Indian DTH satellite pay-TV operator Videocon d2h has reinforced its investment in over-the-top (OTT) services with the launch of a mobile TV app. The new app – Direct to Mobile TV – will make it possible for Videocon d2h subscribers to watch television anytime, anywhere on their mobile phones.
Downloadable from the App Store (for iPhone users) and the Google Play Store (for Android users), the app will give viewers instant access to a wide range of news, entertainment, sports and movie channels. Videocon d2h subscribers can watch more than 70 select live TV channels and more than 3000 movies and videos available in the library.
Existing Videocon d2h subscribers can view these channels using the Direct to Mobile TV app for Rs. 60 per month (€0.86). This service also features a programme guide, show reminders and social media integration, besides the What’s Hot section.
Saurabh Dhoot, Executive Chairman, Videocon d2h, said: “We are happy to be on the leading edge of India’s OTT revolution with the launch of our Direct to Mobile TV app. This is an important move for Videocon d2h, as we strengthen our commitment to introducing new technologies to our subscribers, allowing them to have a robust and enhanced experience while viewing our content. We are confident that an increasing number of consumers will enjoy this offering in the days to come.”
Anil Khera, CEO, Videocon d2h, said: “With our new Direct to Mobile TV app, Videocon d2h’s subscribers will never have to miss their favorite shows while on the move. We believe it affirms our continuous focus on innovation and our ability to deliver high quality solutions and services. We are sure that this mobile TV app will be of great interest to our viewers and will ensure our prominent presence in the OTT space.”
Videocon d2h says the Direct to Mobile TV service targets an increasing number of working professionals, shoppers and students spending time outside their homes with round-the-clock access to TV, films and other desired programs regardless of location.