HAMBURG, Germany & BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TV just like at home – for millions of Chinese viewers in Europe. The new bobbles.tv pay TV platform is going on air today. The service for international communities in Europe is launching with 18 popular Chinese channels. bobbles.tv can be received throughout Europe via satellite and internet. An Indonesian TV package featuring seven channels is launching at the same time as the Chinese service. Channels for Indian, Korean and Vietnamese communities will follow in November. bobbles.tv is driven by the Hamburg-based company bubbles media, whose partners are among others the experienced German media managers Arnold C. Kulbatzki and Dr. Torsten Rossmann.
A bit of China abroad: bobbles.tv breaks down Barriers
Arnold C. Kulbatzki, founder and CEO: “bobbles.tv offers Chinese viewers a convenient way to receive their favorite channels anywhere in Europe – via satellite or over the internet, live or as catch-up TV using media libraries. bobbles.tv customers only pay for the programming that they are really interested in: attractive television from their home countries. A single subscription grants access to almost every relevant TV channel from home – in the highest digital quality and entirely legal.”
bobbles.tv broadcasts five Chinese channels throughout Europe via satellite: Zhejiang TV, Dragon TV, Guangdong TV, Dopool Drama and Dopool Kids. bobbles.tv is available extensively across a large area of Europe via SES’s satellites at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East. To receive a signal on a TV device via satellite, a TV satellite receiver with a bobbles.tv smartcard can be purchased. Receivers are available right from the start in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Great Britain. All 18 channels that are part of the China package are also available for live-streaming on the Internet. bobbles.tv also offers recorded shows, or “catch-up TV” for watching at a later point in time, whether on PC, tablet or smartphone. The range of services includes both general and special interest channels, and offers films, series, educational programming, documentaries and regional information. Further Chinese channels are in preparation.
And in terms of service, too, bobbles.tv makes it simple and provides the highest level of flexibility from the outset. The first month is free, and subscriptions can be canceled at any time. A transparent, fair price structure with monthly prices from EUR 14.95 makes joining easy. In contrast to many semi-legal or illegal services, bobbles.tv customers can feel assured that their TV enjoyment is legally secure and does not break any laws.
Building bridges: Chinese TV beyond the Great Wall
Bubbles media brings together the experience and knowledge of major service providers to support its service offerings with premium content from their home.
Dopool International excels at working with and legally aggregating China Central Television (CCTV), China Network Television (CNTV), China Radio International (CRI), China Broadcast Corporation (CBC), China Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting (CMMB), Hunan TV, and Zhejiang TV original programming, among others.
Chris Zhang, founder and CEO of Dopool International: “As more and more Chinese are living abroad, for various reasons, the ability to keep up with their favorite TV programs is nearly impossible. The partnership between Dopool and bobbles.tv will bring the comforts of home to Chinese – wherever they may be.”
The www.bobbles.tv website, online now, offers more information on the bobbles.tv service and reception.
The China package includes the following channels: CCTV 1, CCTV 4, Hunan TV, Zhejiang TV, Dragon TV, Anhui TV, Guangdong TV, Southeast TV, Shenzhen TV, Dopool Drama, Dopool Movie, Dopool Kids, Dopool Entertainment, CCTV 9 Documentary, Dopool Knowledge, CCTV 11 Opera, CCTV 2 and Chinese Food.
bobbles.tv is a product of bubbles media GmbH, a new pay TV provider based in Hamburg, specializing in TV products for international target groups. A team of fifteen, consisting predominantly of native speakers from the bobbles.tv communities, deals with license purchasing, marketing and sales. Partners of bubbles media are among others Arnold C. Kulbatzki and Dr. Torsten Rossmann. Kulbatzki has over 20 years’ professional experience as a manager in the media and telecommunications sector. Rossmann was partner of the news and documentary broadcaster N24 and is today managing director of WeltN24 GmbH, a subsidiary of Axel Springer, Germany.