Mexico's Totalmovie plots 2013 launch of IP-based live TV service

Provider also inks Latin American partnership deal with Sony
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Mexican online premium and on-demand video entertainment provider Totalmovie has announced plans to launch an Internet-based live television service in 2013 that it will make available to consumers using Web- and Internet-connected devices like TVs, smartphones, tablets, streaming players and video consoles.

The Grupo Salinas company is in the process of signing up distribution partners to "expedite the rollout of its over-the-top service in major emerging markets worldwide," the service provider said in a press release. Initial partners include RACSA in Central America and Iusacell in Mexico.

In addition to the new service, Totalmovie and Sony are partnering up in a deal where Sony will offer a pre-loaded Totalmovie application on its connected TVs, Playstation 3 consoles, Blu-ray players and home theater products throughout Latin America, effective immediately in Mexico, Brazil and 20 other countries. The deal offers consumers unlimited access to the Totalmovie catalog of Hollywood movies and television series for a $7.99 monthly subscription.

It is "a winning formula for us, as we expand the horizon of fun and entertainment options for the consumer," Takayuki Suzuki, president of Sony Mexico, said in the press release.

For more:
- Totalmovie and Sony issued this press release

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