China’s Huawei Video has signed a multi-territory content licensing deal with BBC Studios that will make 300 hours of British shows available via Huawei mobile devices across 26 countries.Under the deal, Huawei customers will be able to watch programmes from BBC Studios Distribution on their smartphone, tablet and other Huawei mobile devices.
Comedy Inside No 9, scripted series Ghosts and science series Wonders Of The Solar System are also included in the deal, which also covers Western and Central Europe, Russia, the Nordics, the Middle East, South Africa and Latin America.
After the global launch of the P40 series of smartphones, Huawei is rolling out Huawei Music, Huawei Video and Huawei Reader to more markets. They’re meant to give a boost to the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem and the company’s app marketplace AppGallery, which Huawei is reliant on in the absence of Google apps and services.
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For now, Huawei Video is available in 11 European countries as well as another 15 countries and regions around the world. The platform is partnering with BBC to bring a news category to users in 20 countries and plans to offer BBC TV shows and documentaries in the future. The free version of Huawei Music is already available in more than 90 countries, but it recently started offering a paid tier in 16 European countries for 9.99 euros (US$11) a month and is planning to add more. Huawei Reader, an ebook app, is currently available in China, Spain and Malaysia.
Check out the list:Europe:UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Turkey and Russia;Latin America: Mexico, Colombia, Chile;MENA and Africa:Egypt, Saudi Arabia, united Arab emirates, South Africa; Asia Pacific:Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, India,etc