NOS claims SVOD headstart over Netflix

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos said that its new N Play subscription video-on-demand service passed the milestone of 1.6 million hours viewed in its first month of operation.

game-of-thrones-1600Its figures were boosted, it said, by a catalogue that included the entire list of Star Wars films as well as series including The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy and Game of Thrones (pictured).

The SVOD service, launched on September 9, is available for €7.50 a month, giving viewers access to content in HD on multiple screens.

Nos is making the service available free of charge to subscribers to its advanced Iris TV service until December 10.

Nos launched the service in September ahead of tomorrow’s arrival in Portugal of Netflix.

The US streaming service launched in Spain today, as previously announced, offering subs a month-long free trial.

It will also launch in Italy this week (October 22) as part of its continuing international roll out.