Swisscom and Teleclub partner for new VOD platform

Swiss telecommunications company Swisscom has partnered with pay-television broadcaster Teleclub to launch a new subscription video-on-demand service offering sports and entertainment content.

Teleclub Play will include both international and local content. Swisscom said an “extensive and exclusive archive” of sporting events will be provided including live broadcasts of football, ice hockey and tennis matches.

Teleclub Play is initially available as a German-language service, with a large selection of content also available in the original English. An offering for customers in French-speaking Switzerland is currently being prepared and will be available by the summer of 2015. An Italian-language offering is currently under consideration.

The flat rate for the service costs CHF12.90 (€10.7/$13.4) per month and was made available for Swisscom TV 2.0 customers from yesterday (Tuesday).

To mark the introduction of the platform, all new Teleclub Play subscribers will receive the first three months for free. This offer is valid until January 31, 2015.