AXN launches LATAM on-demand, TV everywhere
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 01 September 2015
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks Latin America is to launch a TV everywhere and video-on-demand (VOD) platform, AXN Play, across Latin America, enabling subscribers to watch much of AXN's content on mobile and connected devices.
axnplaylogoSTP Networks has already launched the service for computers via Axnplay.com and will gradually roll out the app for smartphones and tablets before the end of the year.
Though a single log-in process for pay-TV subscribers, viewers can access an initial catalogue of over 100 hours of programming, including entire seasons of Hannibal, Helix and The Whispers. In addition, AXN Play will add on-demand episodes of Hannibal, Criminal Minds, CSI Cyber and Crossing Lines immediately after they premiere on AXN's linear channel.
Like Canal Sony Play, AXN Play will be available for subscribers of DirecTV; Dish in Mexico; TCC, Nuevo Siglo and Montecable in Uruguay; Telefónica de Coyhaique, Telefónica del Sur and GTD-Manquehue in Chile; Cable Onda Panama; and TV Cable Ecuador.
"As consumption habits change in Latin America, especially among younger viewers, services such as these are the logical step forward in our business," said TC Schiltz, executive VP and general manager for Latin American and Brazilian networks at SPT.