HTC Shutting Down its Watch Streaming Service in Some European Countries
HTC has announced that its streaming movie and TV service Watch will be shutting up shop in a number of European countries, including Italy and Denmark by the end of the month.
The decision to drop the Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone-based services in these countries as well as the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden comes as the Taiwanese mobile manufacturer HTC seeks to streamline its digital content from May 15th.
This is to make for less traffic from applications and downloads and allow the company to focus it entertainment platform solely on the markets with ‘highest engagement’ – or those which HTC Watch has shown proven success since it’s introduction in April 2011 on the HTC Sensation.
Despite a recent update to ambiguous info source Wikipedia, HTC Watch will not be closing down entirely and will continue to exist in many parts of the world and will be updated with new movies and TV content as per usual.
Fortunately at this time, with the HTC’s position in the local market looking good and the recently launched HTC One proving successful, the UK is not on the chopping block and we may still enjoy some more of HTC Watch’s 10p and 5p movie rental sales long before we lose them altogether!