TVN S.A., the owner of VOD service Player.pl, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited have reached an agreement on the launch of Player.pl on PlayStation3 (PS3) and PlayStation4 (PS4) systems. Player.pl will be available on PS3 from 4th June 2014. The date of launch on PS4 will be announced shortly.
PlayStation users will now have access to new functionalities of Player.pl, including log-in option, quick access and convenience in managing their favorites, as well as ‘continue viewing’ function to pause and resume watching the video. Player.pl will also provide a full range of video advertising solutions – preroll, midroll and postroll.
Player.pl application will allow PlayStation users to stream the most popular TVN-produced content to their platforms, including TV series ‘Medics’ or ‘True Law’ as well as exclusive, previously unaired TV programs: ‘Medics by night’ (comedy episodes and night shift jokes from ‘Medics’) or bonus web extensions of consecutive ‘Kuba Wojewódzki’ episodes’. Player.pl offering spans beyond TVN productions – users will have the opportunity to watch i.a. renowned American television series ‘Spartacus’, ‘Masters of Horror’ or ‘Magic City’. The youngest viewers will choose from an extensive offer of themes including ‘Teletubbies’, ‘Inspector Gadget or ‘Johnny Test’, ‘Superman’, ‘Batman’ or ‘Justice League’.
Maciej Maciejowski, member of the management board in charge of new business development in TVN said: ‘Connected devices are becoming increasingly significant for television, therefore premiere launch of Player.pl on PS4 and its relaunch on PS3 are extremely important for development of our VOD services. Player.pl is being introduced to further platforms so as to be literally everywhere within reach of our fans. Given the access to Player.pl via PlayStation, they will benefit from even more convenient and unconstrained opportunity to stream highest-quality videos on the big screen.’
Player.pl allows free online access to an extensive library of television series and programs. Aside from PlayStation consoles the application is available on Android, iOS devices, TV sets of leading manufacturers as well as decoders of selected operators. In April 2014 a total number of nearly 4.6 m unique users visited the Player.pl platform via all devices. Player.pl boasts the most engaged audience of all VOD services in Poland – according to Megapanel average time spent on Player.pl by user was 7 hours and 13 minutes in February 2014.