Internet TV station “AbemaTV”, operated by AbemaTV, Inc., has exceeded 15 million downloads as of March 15, 2017 (Wednesday).
“AbemaTV” fully opened in April 2016 offering a linear-type, completely new broadcasting service that allows users to watch 24-hour programming at any time for free, just like regular television. The service exceeded 5 million downloads within 3 months, and continued to grow rapidly, reaching the 10 million download mark after six months, in November 2016. It broke through 15 million downloads in about 11 months from the launch, in advance of the first anniversary.
After its launch, "AbemaTV" has been proactively expanding the contents. Recently, new channels such as “Fighting Sports,” “Korean, Chinese Drama,” “HIP HOP,” “Golf,” “Japanese Chess,” and “Football” has been opening one after another. That enabled users can fully enjoy programs that are specialized for their own favorite hobbies and genres.
In this spring, it will be able to watch on vertical screen, and a new function, “Abema Video” is planned to be released. We are making further efforts to widen the way in which users enjoy and to enhance convenience.
The internet TV station “AbemaTV” is a completely new style of broadcasting service. Going forward, we will actively develop the service with expanded content and additional functionality, aiming to make it a deeply established part of everyday life.
■ What is an “AbemaTV”?
“AbemaTV” is a new video streaming service jointly developed by CyberAgent and TV Asahi Corporation as an “internet TV station.”
The station was opened on a full-scale basis on April 11, 2016 (Monday), and is broadcasting over 30 channels for enjoying a broad range of programs, including original live contents, news, music, and sports, free of charge. It achieved 10 million downloads on November 2, 2016 (Wednesday) and the number of users are growing rapidly.
Viewers can watch it just like TV with various devices, including smartphones, PCs, and tablets without sign up. Additionally, it is strengthening correspondence to new TV devices such as "Google Cast", "Amazon Fire TV series" and "Android TV", and we will continue to expand it in the future. In December 2016, it received the “Best App” Award in Google Play’s “Best of 2016” Ranking (Japan Edition).
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Overview of "AbemaTV"
Broadcast PC（Browser）/ Google Play /App Store / Amazon Appstore
(OS) Mac: X 10.10 or later ; Windows: 8.1 or later
(Browser) Chrome, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or later
(Software) Adobe Flash Player
(Android) Android 4.3 or later, Guaranteed Operating Environment: Android 4.1 or later
(iOS) iOS9.0 or later, iPad (2 or later), iPad Air, iPad mini,Guaranteed Operating Environment: iOS9.0 or later
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV StickPC
Apple TV （4th Gen）
Google Cast (Guaranteed Operating Environment: 1st generation or later)