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Spanish online video service Filmin taps Accedo for Smart TV apps

Madrid-based online VOD service Filmin has formed a partnership with Stockholm-based apps developer Accedo to develop Smart TV apps for multiple platforms, capable of delivering the Filmin service.

The first official app launched under the partnership gives Samsung Smart TV and Blu-ray player users access to a subscription catalogue of 2,900 videos, and subsequent apps for other platforms are expected to launch in 2012 and 2013.

“Filmin was the first OTT service in Spain that launched a really attractive movie offering based on a subscription model,” commented Jerónimo Macanas, Vice President Southern Europe and Latin America, Accedo. “Enjoying the Filmin subscription movie service in a living room is the TV experience that Spanish consumers have long been waiting for.”

Filmin offers over 2,900 films on a subscription VOD basis, with an extra 200 titles available on a transactional basis, and attracts around 600,000 unique visitors each month across multiple devices (PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android Movies and Samsung Smart TV).

Competitors include Wuaki.TV, recently acquired by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, and the beleaguered YouZee, which was forced last month to abandon its subscription models due to weak growth.

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