Divan.TV adds Sony Pictures Television TV channels

OTT TV service Divan.TV has added three channels from Sony Pictures Television to its service line-up. Divan.TV will carry Sony Sci-Fi, Sony Channel and Sony Turbo, offering content covering science fiction, comedy and drama, and a mix of series and movies respectively. The Ukraine-based international OTT service will add Sony’s offering to its existing line-up […]

Divan.TV launches on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV

Ukrainian over-the-top video service, Divan.TV, has launched its library of 200 channels and 50,000 movies on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV. Divan.TV founder and board chairman, Andrew Kolodyuk, said the rollout “means we can offer our diverse content library to an even larger audience and be present in more homes in the US, Europe, […]

Divan.TV to use blockchain to ‘tokenise’ video streaming platform

Ukrainian over-the-top service, Divan.TV, has announced plans to ‘tokenise’ its offering, creating a new blockchain-enabled version of its platform. The company said that Divan.TV 2.0 aims to “eliminate intermediaries and benefit users, content owners, and advertisers” and will be part of a new wave of blockchain technology companies that it expects to revolutionise the pay […]

SVOD players ‘need to drop prices’ to succeed in CEE

In order to succeed in Central and Eastern Europe, SVOD operators need to reduce the price of their services to US$3-$5, according to the founder of CIS-based OTT TV provider Divan.TV. Speaking at the Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe conference in Budapest today, Andrey Kolodyuk said that subscription video-on-demand players should also focus on local […]

Divan.TV launches Chromecast support

Divan.TV, an interactive TV service for Ukrainian and Russian-speaking audiences, has launched support for Google’s Chromecast streaming player. Chromecast users will be able to sign up to two Divan.TV packages – ‘Ridny Kray’ and ‘All World’, priced at US$7.99 (€6.80) and US$9.99 per-month respectively. Ridny Kray will provide access to VOD content and 69 channels […]

Ukraine’s Divan.TV adds CNN, Cartoon Network

Ukrainian OTT TV service Divan.TV has added CNN and Cartoon Network to its channel line-up. The networks are available now in the Ukraine to Divan.TV’s Optimal, Prestige, VIP, and Children package subscribers. Divan.TV general director, Arkadiy Kanyuka, described the additions as a “huge step forward” and said: “We are constantly striving to add new channels […]

Divan.TV launches new iOS app

Ukrainian-based international OTT TV service Divan.TV has launched a new iOS mobile application, making its content available to Apple device owners free-to-view. The app will enable free-of-charge access to Divan.TV’s content until the end of this year, and includes extended access to the company’s archive content to 14 days. Divan.TV offers a range of content […]

Divan.tv sees opportunity from Ukraine, no threat from Netflix

Changes in the Ukrainian legal framework for media could give a boost to OTT services, according to Andrey Kolodyuk, founder of OTT service Divan.tv. Speaking to Digital TV Europe at Digital TV CEE, Kolodyuk also said that Netflix was unlikely to make much headway in Ukraine because of its lack of local content and high […]

Divan.tv teams up with Dune to extend freemium reach

Ukrainian OTT TV service Divan.tv has teamed up with device manufacturer Dune HD to make its service available form the Dune Store. Dune HD users will gain access to freemium content offered by Divan.tv, including 30 TV channels, 100 radio stations and on-demand movies and cartoons. In addition to its freemium offering, Divan’tv offers a […]

Divan.TV in smart TV deal

Ukrainian OTT service Divan.TV is now available on Sharp, Haier and Hisense smart TVs in 200 countries, following a partnership with Foxxum. The deal with Foxxum means that Divan.TV is available on the main dashboard of the smart TV portals of the three brands, rather than requiring to be downloaded by users. Divan.TV targets migrant […]