Mississippi-based wireless carrier C Spire has officially launched its virtual MVPD service, pricing a base tier of 104 broadcast and cable networks at $65 a month.
An IP service delivered over a managed network and based on a while-label platform provided by MobiTV, C Spire TV has been in beta test mode since April. You can see the promotional page here.
The live streaming service also includes a higher-end tier of 164 channels for $85 a month, as well as the availability to add premium networks HBO, Cinemax and Starz.
The service includes a cloud DVR and can play on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku streaming boxes; Android and iOS mobile devices; and personal computers powered by Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
While the $65 skinny bundle would seem to be at a distinct disadvantage in a vMVPD market full of cheaper over-the-top competitors, the addition of C Spire TV does make its operator a quad-play threat.
Existing wireless customers, for example, pay $155 to add 100 Mbps home internet, landline and C Spire TV’s base package.
“Consumers get the best of both worlds with robust software platforms from the biggest names in the technology world and our cutting-edge apps and superior service,” said Ashley Phillips, general manager of C Spire Home Services, in a statement.