Megacable launches multi-platform service with linear TV, VOD


Mexican pay TV operator Megacable has launched Xview, a video platform that combines on-demand content with linear TV, available through multiple devices. The service has an additional cost of MX$ 50 (USD 2.8) for current clients. The company expects to end its first year with 500,000 subscribers.

Xview is initially available in Guadalajara, Puebla, Veracruz and Hermosillo, but will soon be extended to other cities.

Megacable was already testing the platform in some regions and now offered a press conference to present the product, where it announced that it will invest USD 90 million in this initiative, according to Mexican media.

The service offers 8,000 hours of content on demand along with linear channels. It also gives the possibility of accessing the programming already broadcasted up to 48 hours before, time shift TV and cloud DVR.

“Xview is a platform that allows us to combine live TV with on-demand television so the user can have the best of both worlds,” said in an interview Enrique Yamuni, CEO of Megacable, according to El Universal.

New customers can subscribe – for MX $ 599 (USD 33) – to a package with HD pay TV, Xview, Internet and telephony. Subscribers will receive a set-top box to access the service, which is also available on Android and IOS mobile devices.