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FreeCast announces SelectTV VOD platform

Library of free content to compete with cable, satellite offerings

FreeCast has revealed plans for its new globally licensed video on-demand (VOD) platform, SelectTV.

The offering will target telecommunications companies and bandwidth providers that specialise in internet bandwidth distribution but don’t offer TV/cable services.

SelectTV’s VOD library of free, pay-per-view and subscription content provides a low-cost TV alternative, and therefore will be competing with both cable and satellite offerings. It will be introduced as a pre-load on various devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs. FreeCast has already entered talks with major manufacturers and user interface distributors with expectations to be included in the newest product lines this autumn. The company has also begun negotiations with market leaders in the hospitality and accommodations industry, including hotel, timeshare and multi-housing developers seeking an alternative for outdated and expensive in-room media systems.

“This is a great commercial media platform and a perfect partnership for all of these industries, both devices and services. We’re unbundling the norm, giving these customers the freedom to select what they want to watch, when they want to watch it, be it free or paid content,” says FreeCast CEO William Mobley.