The S-VOD platform announced (18) it is expanding into emerging markets through the new premium service Telly Plus and has signed licensing deals with Sony Pictures Television and Miramax.
The agreements enable Telly to bring over-the-Top (OTT) content such as Kill Bill Vols 1 and 2, The Social Network, There Will Be Blood and The Karate Kid (2010) to Telly Plus subscribers.
The new territories cover the Middle East and African regions, with Asia likely to follow.
TV content includes Breaking Bad, The Tudors, Justified and Community. Subscribers are able to see what their friends have viewed and liked.
“Having lived, worked and travelled all over the world, including the Middle East and Africa, I learned that much of the world lacks the cable TV infrastructure of the US – and with the advent of broadband and wireless, that infrastructure will never really be needed,” co-founder and CEO Mo Al Adham (pictured).
“Hence, the opportunity for OTT content is huge. People are thirsty for video content, and Telly is bringing it to them with Telly Plus.”
Telly began in 2012 and claims to have attracted more than 115m video views in February 2014. Subscriptions to Telly Plus Premium start at $12.99 a month and the Telly Plus app is available for Android devices and is execptected to be ready for Apple devices by the end of the month.