ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery have launched their joint-venture ad-supported video streaming service, Joyn, in Germany.
The free app offers 55 live TV channels, a media library of on-demand content that’s available during a 30-day catch-up window, and more than 40 formats that can be watched for seven days before they broadcast on TV.
Joyn’s channel line-up includes channels from ProSiebenSat.1, Discovery, Viacom, WELT and Sport1, plus the channels provided by public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.
The service also has 10 in-house productions and originals in the works and said it is “working intensively on expanding its content portfolio”.
A premium tier for Joyn is due to roll out in the winter with programming from Maxdome and exclusive sports content – part of the service’s plan to launch continuous updates and new features.
“Joyn is an invitation to content providers and users to make German video entertainment an even greater experience,” said Joyn CEO Alexandar Vassilev. “We listen to our users to understand their wishes, collect their feedback, and take it seriously.”
Joyn CCMO and Managing Director, Katja Hofem, said: “There has never been so much free and attractive content in a German streaming app before. We have live streams of over 50 free TV stations, but also broadcast major shows such as The Voice of Germany in advance. In addition, we will produce more Joyn originals in the months to come.”
Joyn is a 50-50 JV between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery and is available on iOS and Android phones and tablets, on smart TVs via Android TV and Apple Airplay and on Amazon Fire TV devices. The full launch of the service comes after it was made available to beta testers in May.