Alchimie, the international content aggregation and dynamic digital distribution company, today announces the acquisition of UK based OTT provider, TVPlayer. The acquisition will accelerate Alchimie’s move into the UK, Europe’s most developed SVOD market, by introducing new UK distribution channels via the TV Player platform for Alchimie’s extensive portfolio of premium factual content. 

With a special focus on The Natural World, Crime, Current Affairs, History and children’s content, Alchimie’s 40,000 hour catalogue has the depth and breadth to regularly refresh content on the SVOD section of the TV Player platform and app. TV Player currently has a 450,000 viewer base and 4 million downloads.  Alchimie’s has revenue-share partnerships with over 250 highly respected content rights owners including Arte, ZDF and NHK resulting in one of Europe’s largest portfolios of premium, multi-language, factual content. 

TVPlayer gives us the opportunity to accelerate our plans for the launch of Alchimie UK, the visibility to support negotiations with UK rights owners, as well as access to audience data,” said Nicolas d’Hueppe, CEO of Alchimie. “There are tremendous synergies to support the acquisition; our content portfolio enables us to restructure the channel offering behind the paywall, additionally our strong relationships with telecoms companies will introduce a potential new market to TVPlayer.”

The acquisition of TVPlayer marks Alchimie’s move into the UK, currently Europe’s leading SVOD market, building on its recent expansion into Spain, Austria, France, Belgium, Germany and Australia, where it already distributes subscription content to prestigious mobile network and digital platform partners, including Google, Amazon, EE, SFR, Orange, Proximus and RTV.

As part of Alchimie, TVPlayer will be able to offer audiences a much broader range of high quality content over SVOD channels, designed to appeal to special interests and passions. Whether you’re a gamer, a nature lover, a classical music lover, or a motorsports fan, you be able to find the best content on TVPlayer,” said Adam Smith, Founder of TVPlayer




Kauser Kanji has been working in online video for 19 years, formerly at Virgin Media, ITN and NBC Universal, and founded VOD Professional in 2011. He has since completed major OTT projects for, amongst others, A+E Networks, the BBC, BBC Studios, Channel 4, DR (Denmark), Liberty Global, Netflix, Sony Pictures, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and UKTV. He now writes industry analyses, hosts an online debate show, OTT Question Time, as well as its in-person sister event, OTT Question Time Live

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