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Canal+ Poland launches standalone streaming service

Canal+ Poland has launched a new streaming offering available to non-pay TV subscribers, with a line-up of linear channels and on-demand content and without the need for an ongoing contract.

Canal+ said the new offering would include content from selected live channels, movies, series, sports, news, factual programming and third-party content.

It will be available on multiple devices, with one month’s free subscription available to all.

Content from the service includes Canal+’s own fare alongside channels such as HBO, Fox, Nat Geo, Paramount, Historia, BBC channels and news services TVN24 and CNN.

Sports offerings include Canal+ Sport, nSport+ and Eleven Sports with live broadcasts of the Polish Ekstraklasa football competition – play is to resume imminently – the English Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, NBA, speedway motorsports and Formula 1.

Kids offerings on the service include MiniMini+, TeleToon+, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney and Boomerang.

Features of the streaming offering include a 14-day catch-up service, startover, pause live TV, switching between screens and downloading of on-demand content for offline viewing on mobile devices.

The offering will be available via the web, on iOS and Android devices and on Android and Apple TV devices. It also supports AirPlay and Google Cast technology. The Android version is available immediately, while the app for iOS devices will follow.

The service includes a free tier with content from Canal+ thematic channels, a film offering with on-demand content from Canal+, HBO and Filmbox, a sports package, an entertainment and news package with content from TVN24, Nat Geo, Paramount and Fox, and a kids package.

“Unlimited access to a rich library of movies and series is today a standard for VOD services, but as viewers we are still looking for quality news, entertainment and the excitement of sports. These are still easiest to find on television, which has not always been our first choice because of barriers such as a long-term contract or a rigid schedule,” said Grzegorz Skowron-Moskowicz, director of building customer value at Canal+.

“Canal + from today eliminates these restrictions, offering the best content on demand and live channels in one service available on many screens, in a subscription model and with technologyl features that millions of people love. We are convinced that Canal + will excite everyone who is looking for a wide range of interesting and qualitative content available from today in an easy and accessible way.”