EE has added subscription streaming service TVPlayer to its EE TV package.
The OTT service, which costs £4.99 a month, brings 25 premium channels to the TV platform without the burden of a pay-TV contract, including the Discovery Channel, British Eurosport and Cartoon Network. Channels are available to stream live via their Internet connection, but also to catch up with on-demand.
British Eurosport broadcasts events such as the Davis Cup Final and live snooker from the UK Championship, while Discovery Channel showcases factual programming such as Tony Robinson’s Wild West and Cartoon Network, of course, offers Adventure Time.
New and existing EE TV customers can access the channels through the On Demand section of their EE TV set top box, with customers offered a two-month free trial to kick things off.
The partnership builds on EE’s bolt-on approach to television, with customers also able to subscribe to additional apps though their set top box such as Sky Sports, Sky Movies and kids’ VOD service Hopster.
“EE TV customers have always loved being able to pick and choose premium channels without the commitment of a fixed contract or a hefty monthly fee,” says Simeon Bird, Director of EE Broadband & TV. “It’s a great addition to EE TV’s On Demand section, which already contains a huge range of movies, entertainment, music, kids and international content.”
“TVPlayer welcomes the opportunity to bring our diverse range of premium channels onto EE TV – an exciting new addition to the mobile devices already supported,” adds Dan Finch, Commercial Director at Simplestream, which operates TVPlayer.
The full list of channels available through TVPlayer are as follows:
Crime + Investigation
ID (Investigation Discovery)
British Eurosport 2
Nat Geo Wild
Sony Movie Channel