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Startup YipTV Seeks Latino Cord-Nevers

Virtual MVPD Launches With 50 Spanish-Language Channels 5/21/2015 12:00 PM Eastern
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Over-the-top subscription service YipTV has launched with a lineup of 50 channels including beIN Sports, Azteca and Spain’s Antena 3.

With an eye on Hispanics, YipTV has launched as the latest over-the-top service capable of bringing Spanish-language offerings to U.S. Hispanics without the need for a cable or satellite-TV provider.

 

Marketing itself as “Your Individual, Personalized TV,” YipTV is being introduced to U.S. Latinos for a subscritipn price of $14.99 per month, contract-free. Users can access YipTV (https://www.yiptv.com/) via smart TVs, laptop or desktop computers and Android- or iOS-powered smartphones. Apple TV and Google Chromecast can also support YipTV.

 

YipTV is launching with 50 channels from across the globe. Among the Spanish-language offerings are beIN Sports, Mexico’s Azteca, Spain’s Antena 3, Colombian news channel NTN24, pan-Latin American network Canal Sur, and Argentina’s TyC Sports.

 

YipTV promises to add additional Spanish-language channels “in coming months.”

 

Michael Tribolet, CEO and co-founder of YipTV, said Internet-based OTT technology allows for an explosion of channel options catering to some 40 million U.S. consumers that do not have cable or satellite services in the home.

 

"Advancements in technology have made the world seem smaller and smaller," Tribolet said. "YipTV is now using the latest technology to expand entertainment options and provide value to the customer.  We are not just reorganizing the way people access channels that have been available for years. With YipTV, people can watch programs that they are familiar with at a reasonable price. They can watch live news broadcasts from the city where they grew up, or share an experience with loved ones back home.”

 

Tribolet is a former president of voice-over-Internet protocol telephony pioneer Vonage Holdings who's based in West Palm Beach, Fla., and New Brunswick, N.J., and has been working toward the YipTV launch for more than three years.

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