Magine inks Europe-wide deals with LG Electronics, Panasonic and TP Vision

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 07-10-2013

Cloud-based TV operator Magine has announced agreements with smart TV manufacturers LG Electronics, Panasonic and TP Vision for Philips TV.

The Magine app will be available on all smart TVs sold by these manufacturers in a number of key European territories.

It gives subscribers the freedom to watch live linear, time-shifted and recorded TV from a variety of broadcast channels. Users of Magine's Smart-TV app can also connect or 'pair' their smartphone or tablet with their television set via a QR code.

The mobile device can then serve as a remote control or second screen, allowing viewers to read background information about the currently running film or share comments about TV highlights with friends via social media.

Founded in Sweden, the Magine secure cloud-based platform is currently available in Germany as a closed beta format and will be launched as a subscription service later this year.

In Spain, Magine is also present as a closed beta format, with the subscription service set to go commercial in autumn 2013.