KDDI Expands VoD With Saffron Digital

Japanese operator turns to UK tech company for Video Pass service

March 11, 2013

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LONDON -- KDDI, one of Japan’s leading telcos, has today announced the launch of its Video Pass service on Apple iOS devices and Smart TV Stick. Powered by Saffron Digital, the premium video on demand service is now available across four platforms and is for the first time accessible by KDDI’s entire smartphone subscriber base. Video Pass, which was already available across a wide range of devices including Android phones and tablets as well as PCs and Macs will now be available to KDDI’s iPhone and iPad customers, giving them access to premium film and TV content anywhere, anytime. KDDI has also launched Smart TV Stick, a portable Android OS Set-Top-Box the size of a USB stick that can be plugged onto the TV through HDMI input. Available for sale in over 2500 KDDI retail stores, Smart TV Stick will have the Video Pass application pre-installed to give users immediate access to the entire catalogue of content. Saffron Digital

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