Polish broadcast group TVN has launched Player+, an expanded video-on-demand and live channel offering that now includes Canal+ and HBO content without long-term commitments.
The pay-monthly subscription service includes premium content from nc+, the Polish pay TV service that is jointly operated by Canal+ Group and TVN, and on-demand films and series from Canal+ and HBO – including Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies.
Up to three HBO channels and nine Canal+ channels, including Canal+ Sport, will also be available by signing up to various Canal+, Max and HBO packages as part of the monthly fee.
Jim Samples, president of the board of TVN, described Player+ as a “carefully crafted offering” that gathers together the best content in one place.
“With the cooperation of top market players we are able to provide our users with extraordinary content that supplement the catalogue of the player service”, he said.
Manuel Rougeron, president of the board and general director of nc+ said: “Owing to the continuation of our strategic coperation with TVN we would like to introduce this unique OTT offering to the market.
“It will allow us to reach a new group of users with specific demands. Inclusion of premium Canal+ channels and the big Canal+ VOD library in the player+ offering is a real revolution in the Polish VOD and television market”.
Maciej Maciejowski, member of the board of TVN added: “Currently, over 5 million real users have subscribed to the Player service. The Player+ offering will increase their numbers significantly. Thanks to strategic cooperation with the nc+ platform, we have created the best legal VOD and TV service in Poland.”
TVN launched its VOD service Player.pl on Android and iOS devices, smart TVs and PlayStation3 games consoles back in 2014, revamping its earlier TVNPlayer.pl service. In September of this year, it announced it was making Player.pl available via Poland’s leading internet portal, Onet.pl, which is backed by Ringier Axel Springer Media.
The entry-level Start package for Player+ offers series and shows from TVN Group channels without ads, new episodes of TVN shows seven days before they premiere on TV, and over 400 hours of cartoons for PLN10 per-month (€2.37).
A Start Extra package adds live channels such as TVN24, HGTV, Mini mini+, Ale kino+, TVN BiS, TVN Turbo, Planete+, Domo+, nSport+, TVN Style, TeleToon+ and Kuchnia+ for PLN20 per monht.
A Best TV package adds more VOD and live content from brands like Discovery, National Geographic, Eurosport, FOX, Disney, Eleven, BBC, MTV, AXN, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon.
The Max package includes the full range of nine Canal+ channels, the Canal+ VOD collection and 29 other channels and VOD libraries included in the Best TV package for PLN100 per month. HBO content costs an extra PLN25 per month on top of this.