The Qyou launches on Vodafone TV10 February 2016
Vodafone Portugal has launched The Qyou’s linear channel on its IPTV service, Vodafone TV.
The service went live on 1 February, airing to almost 400,000 subscribers across the country.
The deal is planned to increase the attractiveness of the IPTV service with the addition of short-form, shareable content.
“The world of online video is not just popular amongst millennials; as a content provider we see a demand for it right across all demographics of our customer base,” said Antonio Margato, consumer marketing director for Vodafone Portugal.
“We continually strive to ensure that we are evolving our service offerings in line with the tastes and preferences of today’s consumers and this is why we have chosen to include The QYOU on Vodafone TV.
“We believe that successful providers must look to the future and start to bring the best of web content to TV subscribers in an easy-to-access format.”
The deal is The Qyou’s first forage into the Portuguese market, and follows their recent step into the the Netherlands.
Scott Ehrlich, CEO of The Qyou, said, “Portugal is renowned in the industry for being home to a really vibrant and creative online video community. Vodafone Portugal’s decision to put our channel on their TV platform is a recognition of how deep the fan-base is for this type of content, and we’re thrilled to be part of the innovative service they are delivering to their subscribers.”
The Qyou, which launched in 2014, is available in more than 35 countries.