September 30, 2019
A new subscription-based online TV service has quietly launched in the United States.
Dubbed “Vidgo,” the introductory priced $14.99 service, which is available across all connected devices, features live access to more than 48 channels, including A&E, American Heroes, Animal Planet, Aspire, beIN Sports, BET, Cheddar, CMT, CMT Music, Cooking Channel, Curiosity Stream, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY, Comedy Central, FYI, Game Show Network, Hallmark, Hallmark Drama, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Inspiration, Law & Crime, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, Motor Trend, Motorsports Network, MTV, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nickelodeon, Nick Toons, Oprah Winfrey Network, Pac 12 Network, Paramount, Science Channel, Stadium, Teen Nick, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, Viceland, VH1, Velocity and UP, among others.
A separate $24.95 monthly Spanish-language “Latino Mas” plan is available as well.
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.
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, YouTube TV, Sony Crackle and Shout! Factory TV, among others.