London, 15 August 2016 – TVPlayer, the UK’s fastest growing online TV platform, has signed a multi-year agreement with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) to simulcast a selection of its most popular pay TV channels on freemium OTT subscription service TVPlayer Plus.
Viacom’s complete channel line-up will encompass MTV, Comedy Central, Comedy Central Extra, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nick Jr. Too, all of which will be available to existing TVPlayer Plus subscribers across a full range of devices – including desktops, mobiles, tablets, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. In addition to live streaming over wired Internet and WiFi, TVPlayer has also licensed 3G and 4G rights for all channels.
Adam Smith, Founder of TVPlayer, said: “Tweens and teenagers are spending increasingly more time every week watching their favourite programming, so it is paramount we routinely extend our subscription content offering to appeal to these younger, hungry audiences anytime, anywhere and on any device. With real-time visibility of viewing habits from the one million UK households that actively use TVPlayer, we’ve gained valuable insight to know that Viacom is the perfect content partner to join our platform.”
Arran Tindall, SVP, Content Distribution for VIMN added: “We are pleased to be working with TVPlayer to meet demand from our young audiences to access their favourite TV shows from our much loved brands whenever, wherever and on whatever device they choose.”
Following this deal, TVPlayer Plus now offers over 100 Entertainment, Sport, Kids, News, Music and Lifestyle channels – including 60 Freeview and 30 premium pay TV channels – positioning it as the industry’s most competitive offering at £4.99 per month, without a contract.
TVPlayer’s agreement with VIMN follows similar content deals with other leading pay TV providers including UKTV, Discovery, Eurosport, Fox, National Geographic, SONY, A+E Networks and Turner Broadcasting.
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TVPlayer is a freemium OTT platform that streams live TV across multiple devices from some of the UK’s favourite free-to-air and pay broadcasters. Launched in October 2015, TVPlayer is one of the fastest growing platforms in the UK with over 100 channels spanning Entertainment, Kids, News, Music, Desi and Lifestyle that reaches over one million homes. The TVPlayer platform is also available on a white-label basis both in the UK and internationally.
About Viacom International Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel, Channel 5 in the UK, VH1, VIVA, COLORS, Spike, Game One and Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más. Viacom brands reach more than 3.7 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom