Panasonic launches movie service for connected TVs

Consumer electronics company Panasonic is launching a VOD service for its connected TVs in some European markets.

The company is adding online film service AceTrax to VieraCast, the interface on its connected TVs and Blu-ray players. AceTrax has approximately 20,000 titles from content owners including Warner Brothers, Universal and Paramount.

The service will be available in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and the UK with titles likely to cost £1.49-£3.49 (€1.78-€4.17) to rent and £4.99-£11.99 to own. Users will be able to register up to four devices on one account.