Sweden’s Telia launches TV Everywhere

Swedish telco Telia will launch its new TV Everywhere service on December 18th, called ‘Telia Play+’ and offering more than 30 linear channels and a VOD library of over 2,500 movies, along with catch-up services for a limited number of channels.

The service will include the full range of channels from Swedish broadcaster TV4, and will initially be available on iOS devices, although an app for Android devices will be made available in January 2013. It will also include a simple search functionality.

The top-tier package will cost SEK 149 (US$ 22.33) per month for subscribers of its IPTV service, or SEK 74 per month on a standalone basis, offering channels such as BBC World News, Eurosport, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, Showtime, the Disney Channel, History Channel and Discovery Channel.

The children’s package will cost SEK 69 per month (or SEK 34 for IPTV subscribers) and offer Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Finally, there will also be an HBO package costing SEK 79 per month (or free to IPTV subscribers).

Telia had reached 560,000 subscribers for its IPTV service by the end of the third quarter of this year, up 13% from one year earlier.

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