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DEN launches OTT service DEN TV+

MUMBAI: National multi-system operator (MSO) DEN Networks has officially launched its live streaming platform DEN TV+, where users can access and watch content on the go.

Exclusively available for DEN cable and broadband subscribers, it can be downloaded on all devices on the Android and iOS platforms. To access the service, DEN subscribers need only to enter the VC card number of the set-top box (STB). Users can access up to two devices under one unique VC number.

SN SharmaTelevisionPost.com was the first to report about DEN TV+’s soft launch. “We have soft-launched DEN TV+. We will do the formal launch in due course,” DEN Networks CEO SN Sharma had then told TelevisionPost.com.

The OTT platform will have 130 live channels, 2,500 movies and 10,000 hours of video-on-demand (VoD) content in Hindi, English and many other regional languages.

The TV channels available on this mobile TV service span genres including movies, general entertainment, news and music in Hindi, English and many regional languages. Some of the channels on the platform are B4U, 9X Jalwa, India TV, Zoom, Aaj Tak, ABP News, BBC World News, ET Now, Times Now, India Today, News Nation, DD News, B4U Music, Mh1, 9XM Music, Aastha, Disha, Divya, Darshan24, Gurbani TV and Sadhna TV.

Besides live TV channels, DEN TV+ will offer movies like ‘Singham’, ‘Holiday’, ‘Ragini MMS 2’, ‘Hate Story’, ‘Raaz 3’ and many more. Additionally, it will feature special content like prank videos, Comedy TV, Kids TV, Prankbaaz, Yoga TV, original mobile series with Priyanka Chopra, and a mobile talent discovery platform by Imtiaz Ali.

DEN plans to add more movies, music, recipes, jokes, games, fitness videos, DIY videos, comedy shows, karaoke music, educational videos, sports videos/talk shows, plays, horoscopes, Bollywood news and vine in the coming months.

Den-TV-Plus-coverDen TV+ is packed with functionalities ranging from multi-screen viewing, adaptive bitrate, easy controls and more. Users can view the entire TV guide for the upcoming week and set up reminders for their favourite TV shows. Further, users can browse the app without interrupting the watching experience by minimising the new video player.

Equipped with data saving feature, DEN TV+ allows users to manage their data consumption while getting the best video recommendations for their viewing pleasure.

Commenting on the launch, DEN Networks CEO SN Sharma said, “We are excited to launch DEN TV+, DEN’s very own mobile TV app, where our viewers can now watch TV on their mobiles and tablets. Being a leading distribution platform, the idea is to complement our CATV offering to consumers and make it available for our customers on the move anytime, anywhere. DEN TV+ provides live streaming of 130 TV channels, 2,500+ movies and recorded videos including popular shows/serials, devotional content, lifestyle content and much more. The service is currently free of cost as an initial launch offer. We are always exploring newer ways to provide value for money to our viewers and today’s evolving technology helps us cater to their changing lifestyle needs.”

Asianet Communications was the first MSO to launch an OTT service. DTH operators Tata Sky and Dish TV also have their own live TV apps that allow their subscribers to access content on the move.

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