Mio offers 'British' content

SingTel's IPTV platform Mio TV has put two recent UK deals together to create two “British”-branded on-demand services, British Drama and British Documentary.

The on-demand ‘channels’ comprise a selection of programmes from BBC Worldwide and ITV Global Entertainment, the latter of which also has a linear channel now screening on the platform (Granada TV). British Drama includes programmes such as Spooks, Doctor Who, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. British Documentary fare includes Bermuda Triangle, SuperHuman and Pompeii.

Mio is also offering BBC and ITV content on demand on an a-la-carte basis. BBC Worldwide no longer has linear channels available on Mio, signing recently instead with rival StarHub.

Low Ka Hoe, Director, IPTV Business, SingTel, said: “There has been strong indication from our customers that many of them prefer content to be delivered on-demand. In light of this, we are very pleased to be introducing these two new on-demand channels and video-on-demand titles. Their wide array of compelling dramas and documentaries from two of the most prominent producers in the world is certain to find many fans.”

British Drama and British Documentary are priced at $8.56/month or $6.42 on a 12-monthly basis. Granada TV is available at $6.42/month or $5.35/month on a 12-monthly basis. The channels are also available as part of the 21-channel SuperSaver English Pack at $19.90 per month without any additional increase in the monthly subscription fee. Video-on-demand titles are available at $1.99 per episode.