Bobbles Pay TV Debuts In Europe

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A new pay TV platform called Bobbles TV has launched in Europe on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. The platform said its service can be received throughout Europe via satellite and internet.

Bobbles.tv targets around 14 million people from Asia, Latin America and Africa living and working in Europe.

For the launch bobbles.tv will offer 25 Chinese and Indonesian TV channels. Programs for Indian, Korean and Vietnamese communities will follow in November. The Hamburg-based startup is driven by bubbles media, whose partners are among others the experienced German media managers Arnold C. Kulbatzki and Dr Torsten Rossmann.

Mr Kulbatzki, founder and CEO of the company said, “bobbles.tv offers international communities a convenient way to receive their favourite TV channels anywhere in Europe – via satellite or over the internet, live or as catch-up TV using media libraries.

Bobbles.tv customers only pay for the programming that they are really interested in: attractive television from their home countries. A single subscription grants access to almost every relevant TV channel from home.”

Two digital trends make the bobbles.tv concept possible. On the one hand, social media allows a very efficient targeting of a rather diverse TV audience. New integrated, digital video platform solutions allow smaller operators to enter the TV market across Europe.

Bobbles.tv stands for simplicity and the highest level of flexibility. The first month is free, and subscriptions can be cancelled at any time. A transparent, fair price structure with monthly prices from EUR 14.95 makes joining easy.

The Chinese package of bobbles.tv includes 18 TV channels to begin with, and the Indonesian package seven channels, with a third of the channels streamed exclusively in Europe. In contrast to many semi-legal or illegal services, bobbles.tv customers can feel assured that their TV entertainment is legally secure and does not break any laws.

In addition to live-streaming, Internet users can also watch recorded shows, whether on PC, tablet or smartphone. Exclusively bobbles.tv offers nine Chinese and Indonesian channels via satellite. Bobbles.tv is available across a large area of Europe via SES’s satellites at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East. To receive a signal on a TV device via satellite, a TV satellite receiver with a bobbles.tv smartcard can be purchased for EUR 69.95.

The www.bobbles.tv website offers more information on bobbles.tv services and reception.

The China package includes the following channels: CCTV 1, CCTV 4, Hunan TV, Zhejiang TV, Dragon TV, Anhui TV, Guangdong TV, Southeast TV, Shenzhen TV, Dopool Drama, Dopool Movie, Dopool Kids, Dopool Entertainment, CCTV 9 Documentary, Dopool Knowledge, CCTV 11 Opera, CCTV 2 and Chinese Food.

The Indonesia package includes the following channels: MNC World News, MNC International, MNC Infotainment, MNC Drama, SineSia, Mistika and DMCtv.

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