Belgian broadcaster VMMa has launched the long-awaited Stievie mobile TV service that will become available on December 6. Stievie enables subscribers to enjoy the Flemish television offering of both public and private broadcasters directly on smartphone and tablet. Besides ten live channels, Stievie introduces catch-up TV until seven days after the original broadcast. The new service follows the successful pilot held earlier this year. Vinson powers Stievie with its mobile TV experience for iOS and a brand new version for Android.
Belgium’s public and private broadcasters VMMa, VRT and SBS Belgium teamed up and selected Vinson to provide an innovative television experience to its Flemish viewers. After a successful pilot with 10,000 registered users earlier this year, VMMa took the lead and launched Stievie as a nation-wide service.
As Peter Bossaert, CEO VMMa and director at Stievie expplained: Stievie is responding to the contemporary way people watch programs, bringing live and delayed viewing until a week ago with powerful content of ten Flemish channels. And creating a new brand that unites producers to provide an even better service to those who love TV.
Vinson powers Stievie with its mobile TV solution, providing the updated iOS apps and a brand new version for Android. The apps combine live, on-demand and social possiblities into a rich mobile experience of Flemish television. 'Swipe TV' as Stievie calls it.
The new Stievie application for Android tablet
Stievie will be available from December 6 on and requires a subscription of 9,99 Euro per month. To discover the new service, everyone can preregister on the Stievie website for a free test periode of 14 days. The 10,000 testers and another 70,000 people who registered for the pilot have received an exclusive login upon the launch of Stievie, and get to be the first to try out the new app.