Magine commercial launch still awaited in Spain
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 19 November 2014
Almost a year after Swedish over-the-top (OTT) service Magine TV was supposed to have launched commercially in Spain, no official date has yet been set.
Users of the beta version and potential customers have been asking about the launch via social networks without getting any definitive answer.
Having operated in beta since July 2013, the service was due to enter a new phase by the end of the summer, following success in its home country and Germany.
In Sweden, where it has been active since March 2013, the platform has already reached half a million users. But in Spain, the service's official launch has been delayed and it continues to be tested. It was first scheduled to launch at the end of 2013 or beginning of 2014, but after the German launch took place there was no more news about the commercial phase in Spain.
One of the issues for Magine is the launch of an Android app. The platform is focusing on mobile screens and TV everywhere, but is still only operating on iOS devices. The OTT service is already working with several Spanish pay-TV channels, such as Nat Geo, Viajar, Cocina, Decasa, Panda, Paramount and Cosmopolitan.
According to the company, in Spain, as in Sweden, the platform's subscribers are starting to use Magine not only to watch pay-TV channels but also to watch free-to-air channels.