YipTV brings international feeds OTT
DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 08 May 2015
YipTV has launched as an over-the-top (OTT) broadband television service that brings live channel broadcasts from around the globe to multi-lingual consumers in the United States.
YipTV (short for Your Individual, Personalised TV) provides international programming content for $14.99 a month, over any type of wired or wireless broadband connection. YipTV can also be viewed on a traditional TV screen using an Apple TV or a Google Chromecast device.
Launching with 50 channels, YipTV brings a range of live sports broadcasts from Latin America and Europe, news, comedy, drama and more. In coming months, YipTV will add a number of Spanish- and Portuguese-language channels, and bolster broadcast offerings from Europe, Asia and India, it said.
At launch, popular channels of note offered by YipTV include: beIN Sports (Global), Hola TV(Spain, Global), Azteca (Mexico, Global), TYC Sports (Argentina, Global), Antenna 3 (Spain & Global), NTN24 (Colombia, Global), RT News (Russia, Global) and Canal Sur (Latin America, Global).
"Nearly 40 million US citizens have emigrated from another country," said CEO and co-founder Michael Tribolet. "Of that number, more than half are from Latin America and the Caribbean. Another 30 percent are from Asia and 12% from European nations."
"Advancements in technology have made the world seem smaller and smaller," Tribolet said. "YipTV is now using the latest technology to expand entertainment options and provide value to the customer. We are not just reorganising the way people access channels that have been available for years. With YipTV, people with emotional and family ties overseas can watch programs that they are familiar with at a reasonable price."