KPN launches OTT service Play

Dutch telco KPN has launched subscription OTT service Play, offering a range of popular live TV channels and on-demand content for €11.99 a month for the first year, without an ongoing contract commitment. KPN has launched the service, following a closed beta trial with about 2,000 users. The telco is offering 22 linear TV channels […]

Netia teams up with P4 for quad-play

Polish triple-play service provider Netia has teamed up with local mobile provider P4 to deliver mobile services to its customers.  Netia chose to team up with P4, which operates the Play service, after several months of negotiations with both P4 and rival operator Polkomtel. Netia CEO Adam Sawicki said that Play was “the most attractive […]

Okko first with Expendables 3 in 4K

Russian OTT TV service Okko, previously known as Play, is to premiere Hollywood movie The Expendables 3 in 4K – a first for Russia and the global premiere of the movie in the 4K format on smart TV. The Expendables 3 in 4K will be available to users of LG UHD smart TVs from this […]

Inea teams up with Play

Polish cable operator Inea has struck a partnership with mobile service provider Play to develop MVNO-based mobile services. The deal will enable Inea to offer 4G services to its customers, targeting a wider base than those who have taken up its existing low-cost mobile offering. Inea president Janusz Kosinski said mobile services were a natural […]

Russian VoD service Okko claims fourfold revenue increase

Russian video-on-demand service Okko – formerly known as Play – claims that it has seen a fourfold increase in revenues in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2013. The streaming service said that it reached revenues of RUB285 million (€5.24 million) in the first half of the year, and, […]

Russia’s Okko to stream 4K movies to LG smart TVs

Russian streaming video-on-demand service Okko – formerly known as Play – is to make its first 4K UHD movies available via the LG smart TV platform from next month. Okko will stream a range of Hollywood movies encoded in the H.265/HEVC format and delivered using MPEG-DASH adaptive bit-rate streaming. Okko first trailed the deal with […]

Play to launch 4K OTT service, plans to expand internationally

Russian OTT service provider Play plans to introduce a 4K service later this year, focusing initially on an electronic sell-through model, according to Leonid Belyaev, CEO. The OTT operator also plans to unveil a new linear channel-based offering next month and to launch a premium offering to international markets, possibly next year. Speaking on the […]

Play increases revenues and subscribers

Russian on-demand service Play increased its revenues by 11 times and passed the 100,000 subscribers milestone at the end of last year, according to the company. The company said that its monthly turnover for January reached RUB60 million, with its transactional services passing the breakeven point for the first time. Play’s turnover grew from RUB23 […]

Russia’s Play unveils ambitious plans for 2014

Russian video-on-demand service Play is to enhance its service by launching full HD streaming and multiple audio and subtitles over the next two weeks, with testing of 4K likely next year, according to CEO Leonid Belyaev. Speaking at the Digital TV World Summit in London yesterday, Belyaev said the next step for Play is to […]