Tele2, a pan European mobile operator with over 34 million customer in 10 countries, has launched a new Over-the-Top (OTT) video service for mobile devices in Russia, allowing subscribers to watch favorite TV programs and movies on their smartphones and tablets without paying extra for the mobile data charges in areas with 3G/4G coverage. The OTT TV service, code named Tele2 TV is priced at 7 rubles per day and available via a downloadable Android app.
Tele2 mobile subcribers need to use Tele2 network to first activate the service, after which no subsequent authorization is required. The OTT TV services come with ease of use features such as in-built search, enabling Tele2 subscribers to easily find a wanted channel or program and calendering for setting reminders for favorite movies. In addition, the OTT TV app also supports “Picture in picture” mode, allowing clients to check what other channels have on air while they are watching their shows. Tele2 said that they will release similar app for iOS and Windows Phone soon.