Brazil's Oi launches VOD, TV everywhere service


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 10 August 2015

Brazilian pay-TV operator Oi has officially launched Oi Play, a new service that unites live TV and video-on-demand (VOD over any Internet connection through mobile devices everywhere and at any time.

The platform was unveiled during last week's ABTA show in Sao Paolo and is an improvement of Oi's former TV everywhere platform, to which 30 live channels and the on-demand catalogues of 11 channels - such as Telecine Play, Globosat Play, ESPN Watch, Esporte Interativo, Premier Play, Fox Play, TNT Go and Cartoon Go - have been added.

Oi TV customers will receive the service at no extra cost, and it will be available for most Android and iOS devices, as well as computers. During the announcement, Oi said it plans to expand the content of the service in the near future.

The pay-TV operator also intends to launch a pay-per-view VOD service before the end of the year, enabling subscribers to buy single content from the Oi Films platform through an interactive app.

In addition, Oi also presented its Pen VR, which is expected to launch in November, during ABTA. The device is an 8GB USB key that can connect to the Oi TV box to download content for watching elsewhere.