Chilean FTA TV channel Television Nacional de Chile (TVN) reported that its new OTT, TVN Play, has managed to gather more than 100 thousand connected users just over a month after its official launch, which took place during the first days of July.
The platform allows connected users to access more than 80 programs, 3 thousand episodes and all of TVN’s live programming titles, as well contents from channels such as 24Play (focused on news and owned by TVN), TV Educa Chile (recently rebranded as ‘NTV’), officially launched last year with a focus on educational content; and the international network TV Chile. In addition, it gathers more than 2,300 hours of on demand content, including series, soap operas, cultural programs, children’s programming and news, for free. Access to the platform’s catalog can be done through the mobile app with iOS and Android operating systems, as well as from Samsung smart TVs, from 2018 onwards. The company informed that access to TVN Play from LG, Sony, Roku and Apple TV smart TVs will soon be enabled. The platform also has a web-enabled version (TVNPlay.cl).
In relation to the most consumed content on TVN Play during its first year, the channel reported that it has been focused on Turkish productions ‘Fuerza de mujer’; ‘Hercai’ and ‘Almas heridas’; followed by Chilean soap operas ‘La Fiera’; ‘Romane’; ‘Separados’; ‘Los Pincheira’; ‘Sucupira’; ‘Conde Vrolok’ and the Chilean TV program ‘Jappening con Ja’.
‘We are very happy with TVN Play’s results for this first month. Gathering more than 100 thousand subscribers is an evidence of the good reception our OTT has had, both from our loyal users and from new audiences. In August, we will continue adding new content and we will add new consumption platforms, to continue connecting in the best possible way with users from all over the country’, reported Diego Valdes, General Editor of Digital Media at TVN.
Apart from TVN Play, TVN has launched TVNPlay.com, its international platform, available since September 2016 for those who reside outside of Chile and wish to access its content. ‘This platform will keep its prices, as well as the content grid, being a complement of our digital offer and our mission of bringing the best of TVN’s content to the rest of the world’, they reported from the company.