Magine TV announces German commercial launch
Joseph O'Halloran | 25-04-2014
The Magine TV cloud-based online video service has ended its beta phase in Germany and is now in full commercial availability.
The service is designed to offer a genuine online alternative to traditional free-to-air (FTA) television, available across all screens including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and computers. At launch Magine TV will include over 60 national and international channels available, including ARD, ZDF, RTL, RTL II, VOX, ProSieben, Sat.1, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera, Nickelodeon, Sport 1, Eurosport 1, Al Jazeera, BBC World and Bloomberg TV.
These will be available free of charge and additional bundles of pay-TV channels will also be available. For example a Kids Package will be on offer from €4.99 per month, incorporating channels such as Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Nick JR, YFE and Duck TV. Other channel packages to be made available over the coming weeks and months, and to coincide with the commercial launch in Germany, Magine TV has also announced a joint venture with BILD, becoming the official partner for BILD FERNSEHEN.
"The full launch of Magine TV in Europe's largest market represents an important milestone for our international expansion plan and the future of TV," commented Kamal Bherwani, chairman of Magine TV. "Magine offers an omni-channel TV experience with a tremendous amount of content available for consumers. The day when a complete TV service with all major broadcasters can be offered over the Internet has arrived."