Monday, September 30, 2019

Vidgo Live TV Streaming Service Launches In The U.S.; Includes Nickelodeon, Nicktoons and TeenNick

A new subscription-based online TV service has quietly launched in the United States.

Named Vidgo, the introductory priced $14.99 service, which is available across all connected devices, features live access to more than 48 channels, including Viacom's Nickelodeon, NickToons, TeenNick, TV Land, MTV, MTV2, MTV Classic, BET, CMT, CMT Music, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, as well as A&E, American Heroes, Animal Planet, Aspire, beIN Sports, Cheddar, Cooking Channel, Curiosity Stream, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY, FYI, Game Show Network, Hallmark, Hallmark Drama, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Inspiration, Law & Crime, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Motor Trend, Motorsports Network, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Pac 12 Network, Science Channel, Stadium, TLC, Travel Channel, Viceland, VH1, Velocity and UP, among others.

Strangely, the channel line-up doesn't include Nick Jr., Nickelodeon's top-rated channel for preschoolers, however, TeenNick is listed twice, so this could just be a mistake.

Viewers can use Vidgo to watch television on up to 3 devices at any one time.

Besides the new National English Package, Vidgo also offers packages aimed at Spanish-speaking viewers. There's the Latino Streaming Plan which offers 20 channels for $14.99 per month. While those looking for more content can go with the Latino Mas Streaming Plan, priced at $24.99 per month, however, this package doesn't include any Viacom channels at this time. VIDGO Latino Mas also gives free access to sports channel DAZN.

Based in Atlanta, Vidgo recently inked a partnership with Kiswe Mobile to better track mobile audiences as well as gather “strategic resources” to help it deliver live and social streaming of sports, entertainment, family and Latino programming.

The whole point of Vidgo is a no-problem service therefore getting started is fairly easy.

As this is a service that's been a long time in development, the app support at launch is wide. Vidgo can be downloaded on Android smartphones and tablets, as well as on Android TV. Vidgo is also available on iOS devices, Amazon Fire TV and watchable via the Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Vidgo becomes the latest live TV streaming service to arrive boasting an ultra-low monthly price. At $14.99 per month, Vidgo is directly up against the likes of AT&T's WatchTV and Philo. WatchTV also costs $15 per month but provides access to 41 channels. In contrast, Philo ups the price to $20 per month but also the channel lineup to 58.

Vidgo first announced its intention to launch a prepaid streaming service back at CES 2016. Since then, the service has slowly evolved into being. At first, Vidgo offered international packages before requesting beta testers for the U.S. version of the service. Now, rather quietly, the service has launched in the U.S.

The quietness of the launch is likely indicative of this still being a service in the early stages of deployment. Therefore, although pricing and the channel lineup are announced, they might be subject to change over the coming weeks and months. For example, the advertised number of channels is currently higher than the actual number of channels on offer.

Vidgo joins a crowded market looking to compete and sustain the traditional pay-TV business model online. Competitors include Dish Network’s Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, AT&T TV Now, Netflix, YouTube TV, Sony Crackle and Shout! Factory TV, among others. There's also ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) services, such as Viacom's Pluto TV.

For more information about Vidgo, visit

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Sources: Media Play News, Android Headlines.
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