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Telefónica debuts OTT TV service Movistar+ Lite

Telefónica last week debuted its OTT TV service, Movistar+ Lite. The service is available for €8 and offers eight linear channels as well as a raft of on-demand content and live sports.

Linear channels on the service comprise #0, #Vamos, Movistar Series, Movistar Seriesmanía, Fox, TNT, Comedy Central and AMC.

Sports content available includes Wimbeldon tennis, NBA basketball, Liga Endesa women’s football, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue1.

The subscription covers reception on two devices. Customers can sign up for one month free of charge as a trial.

The service includes a range of comedy, entertainment and factual shows as well as series from Fox, TNT, Comedy Central and AMC including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Deadand The Big Bang Theory, as well as Movistar+ originals including Instinto, Arde Madrid, Gigantes, El Embarcadero, Félix, Vergüenza, Hierroand the first Movistar+ original movie, the forthcoming Mientras dure la Guerra, directed by Alejandro Amenábar.

The service is currently available via iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, the web, Samsung and LG smart TVs  and TVs with Android TV functionality from Sony, Phillips and Panasonic.

Users can watch content offline and Telefónica will shortly introduce cloud recording, seven-day catch-up and personal profiles.

“We are going to revolutionise the audiovisual market in Spain. Although the name is Movistar+ Lite, we are betting big on this,” said Movistar+ president Sergio Oslé.

Telefónica outlined plans for the service in May, when Telefónica España president Emilio Gayo said that the company wanted to “universalise our pay TV offering with the launch in June of a new OTT offering open to non-Movistar customers”.