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New streaming service for movies in Switzerland

The offer of Sky Show will be about the eighth season of « Game of Thrones ». At the same time, the British parent company announces a cooperation with its competitor Netflix.

Netflix – From Friday, the Serienjunkies in Switzerland will have a new offer available: Sky Show is the name of the new player on the streaming market. The subscription costs 14.90 francs per month – without a minimum term.

The offer consists of films and series. « It’s all about exclusivity instead of quantity », says Eric Grignon, CEO of Sky Switzerland, according to «20 Minuten» . For example, the latest episodes of the eighth season of the zombie series « The Walking Dead » can be seen exclusively – 24 hours after the first broadcast in the USA. Also an exclusive contract has Sky with HBO. The series of the US broadcaster – including about « Game of Thrones » – should be another figurehead. In addition, one also relies on own productions of the British parent company. Users also get access to various pay-TV channels.

The films and series can be viewed in German or in the original language. First, the service of Sky Show is available on the net and as an app for the tablet and iOS and Android smartphones. Later, according to « 20 Minuten » AppleTV and other TV boxes are added.

COOPERATION WITH NETFLIX ANNOUNCED

While Sky wants to be « leading entertainment channel » with the new offer in Switzerland – Grignon told « 20 Minuten » -, the British parent company announced on Thursday cooperations with its major competitor Netflix.

According to a statement , Sky plans to launch the streaming service later this year  – initially only for users in the UK and Ireland. Later, the offer is also to be available in Germany, Austria and Italy.

 

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