ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery have named their 50/50 joint-venture streaming service Joyn and will make the German OTT offering available to beta testers from this month before launching in June.
Joyn will feature live streams of more than 50 TV channels, plus an on-demand offering of original series, shows, exclusive previews and other local programming.
Content the stakeholders and 15 other content partners will be available initially and over time programming from Maxdome and the Eurosport Player will also be integrated into the service.
Joyn will be available to German viewers free of charge and without registration on iOS and Android-enabled devices as well as on the web and via Smart TVs.
Content will be available seven days before TV broadcast and for 30 days after on catch-up.
“As the truly local premium platform, we are aiming to transform the German video entertainment market,” said Alexandar Vassilev, CEO and Managing Director of Joyn.
“Taking our first steps in the coming months, we invite everyone in Germany to #joynthejourney and our passionate team of 250-plus colleagues to build the German ‘Champion of Choice’ video platform together.”
The new brand combines the words “Joy” and “Join” and ProSiebenSat.1 said the platform aims to provide entertainment that is fun, connects people and brings together one of the most extensive German TV streaming offers in one place.
Joyn CCMO and Managing Director, Katja Hofem, said: “Authenticity and humanity, a brand that listens to the user: that’s Joyn. We are combining not only the programming of ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, but also the content of many other partners.”