The new satellite platform will compete head on with M7 Group’s Canal Digitaal. Distribution will take place over the Eutelsat 9B satellite at 9 degrees East, as was first announced last May.
The platform has chosen Conax Contego CI+ encryption using its Conax Cardless solution.
Joyne will offer all main channels from public broadcasters NPO and Belgian VRT (Een, Canvas and Ketnet), as well as all regional public channels; the main private broadcasters RTL and SBS Broadcasting, and thematic channels from Discovery Networks Benelux (including Eurosport 1 and 2), Fox International Channels Benelux (24Kitchen, National Geographic, as well as three live sports channels from Fox Eredivsie Live), Muziekkiosk (TV Oranje, Schlager TV, Nashville TV), music channel Xite, and two adult entertainment channels Secret Circle and Dusk.
With regards to pricing, Joyne wants to offer ‘flexible subscriptions’ starting at around €30 for a month. Packs will be available for one month, three months (€20), six months (€15) and twelve months (€12).
The basic package offering the main channels will be called Travel Lite and is intended for short-time subscribers who are travelling around Europe and want to continue watching their national channels. Joyne’s basic tier will offer all channels starting at €40 a month, decreasing to €22,50 a month when a year’s subscription is taken. All subscription will be sold on a prepaid basis. The Conax Cardless CI+ module will be available for €99 at selected dealers.