SVoD service NewsPlayer+ has launched, aiming to bring together the leading world news channels to provide premium, fact-based current affairs and business content.
Delivered via an app on TVs, tablets, smartphones, and laptops, NewsPlayer+ can also be viewed across a growing number of large screen connected devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and the NewsPlayer+ website.
Accessed via a subscription-based service which starts from just £2.50 per month, NewsPlayer+ says it is an affordable way to connect passionate news audiences to the content that they want, with the added bonus of a seven-day free trial for new users.
NewsPlayer+ gives subscribers access to some of the world’s biggest news providers, including Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, CGTN (China), Euronews and RT (Russia), as well as exclusive channels, which up until now have not been widely accessible in the UK, including C-SPAN (USA), i24 (Israel), Newsmax (USA), Ticker (Australia) and Times Now (India). As other news channels continually come on board, the line-up is constantly growing.
“From the start of the pandemic, there was a huge gap in the market for people wanting to access 24/7 global news channels as these were useful sources of real-time information, reflecting different perspectives and views on Covid – whether this may be personal because of family and loved ones being abroad, or just general interest of the virus and how it was impacting the globe,” explained Rich Jacobs CEO of NewsPlayer+. “It was a time in history where the world needed to come together to share knowledge, learn and co-operate with one another.Many news channels were already available, but scattered separately on different platforms, including satellite, cable, terrestrial TV, their own websites, apps, cluttered ad-funded outlets like YouTube, Facebook and illegal streaming sites where navigation and quick access is near impossible. This was the birth of NewsPlayer+, with the mission to bring news channels together, all in one place.”