Amblin to offer TV service for customers with no Internet connection
Ambla Entertainment and Digital Entertainment Group Inc. have announced a deal that will bring video-on-demand service to the small entertainment center industry.
The two companies announced Wednesday that they will start offering their service to customers with an Internet connection, though it will be in the form of a streaming video service, the Globe And Recorder reported.
Amblin will be the exclusive operator of the service, which will allow customers to access streaming content and watch online video.
It will be available to customers in Canada, the U.S., the U: U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
“Our goal is to get as many people as possible online in their homes at the same time, and we are excited to expand this service to more people in Canada and around the world,” Ambli’s president and chief executive officer, John E. Fournier, said in a statement.
“This partnership will allow us to offer this service as a full-fledged product that is available to more customers and will enable Amblind to be an integral part of the entertainment landscape in Canada.”
The new service will be able to stream video and live TV content from select content providers and platforms, including HBO, Disney, ESPN, Netflix, Showtime, HBO GO, Vudu, Hulu, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Amazon, and Vudubay, according to a statement from Amblan.
The deal comes amid the increasing interest in online video services from companies like Netflix and Amazon, which both have their own streaming video services.
Netflix has been expanding its offerings in the streaming video space, and is now offering a streaming service called Prime Video, which offers access to movies and TV shows for just $7.99 per month.
Amazon has also been adding more online video content in the last year, with its Instant Video service that costs $9.99 a month, as well as the recently announced $10 Prime Video service, but the company has been slow to offer content in its video service.
In a blog post announcing the Amblins new service, Amblina CEO and co-founder, David Aitken, said the company is offering video content through a new platform called Amblinn that is the first to offer access to live TV and other online video in the U-verse form.
In a post on the Ambitin blog, Mr. Aitkens said Amblini was first in the world when it comes to providing the most popular content in U-verse, and it is only on the cusp of offering more content to Canadians and other markets.
“As we move forward with the rollout of our content, we will expand our service to include live TV, film, and more,” he said.
“Our commitment to offering this content in a high quality and affordable manner is our biggest priority.”
The two-year-old Amblinemas website is currently being redesigned.