Canal+ wants Yomvi to become Spain's Netflix
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 04 October 2014
With Netflix delaying its arrival in Spain, Canal+ has decided to launch a Yomvi service centred on video-on-demand (VOD) content, putting aside the live streaming programming that Yomvi was focusing on before.
Yomvi Play will include series and movies on demand for €6 a month -although it will be free until the end of the year, as the service is still being tested. The regular Yomvi service will also add a huge VOD catalogue while keeping the live option for a higher price.
According to Europa Press, Canal+ aims to increase Yomvi's catalogue to 5,000 titles including more than 100 complete series, starting with The Sopranos, True Blood and Friends, plus movies, documentaries and kids shows.
Yomvi Play will also follow the multi-platform road of the original Yomvi service, and will be available on browsers, computers, smartphones, iPads and LG and Samsung smart TVs.
The service doesn't have many rivals in Spain's pay-TV market, with Wuaki.tv and its one million users being the largest one. The Canal+ service, which will be soon owned by Telefónica if the market and telecom authorities agree, intends to conquer the market before the big players arrive. Although Netflix has not confirmed anything, the OTT platform's European plans place Spain first in the queue for new expansion announcements. inShare0