YipTV adds channels to free OTT service

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 30 July 2015

YipTV is enhancing its free online TV offer with what it claims is an unlimited mix of free channels, with no credit card required at sign-up.

In addition to the channels offered free for an unlimited time, the company is also offering new subscribers nine premium channels free for one week on an over-the-top (OTT) basis.

YipTV launched in May to provide international programming to the 40 million residents in the US who are still deeply rooted to their home countries.

"Foreign-born residents here today and their family members have had limited access to TV channels in the US," said YipTV CEO Michael Tribolet. "They are thirsty to have access to top quality TV at a reasonable price, which is why we are offering the YipTV service for free to start. We're giving them that choice with free unlimited access to 17 channels that we think will be more to their liking. We believe our range of channels featuring entertainment, sports, news, music and lifestyle content is a compelling reason for our audience to experience what YipTV has to offer, without having to do anything more than become a free member. It's a win-win for everyone."

YipTV also offers a premium membership service that will include 70-plus channels and any new channels for a no contract subscription price of $14.99 a month, which can be shared with subscribers' family members on up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and Internet connected TVs.