Lyca TV has merged with Yupp TV

Lyca TV has merged with Yupp TV

lycatvyupptvLyca TV has merged with Yupp TV last week. Both are IPTV providers of channels in different languages from different countries. Yupp TV is a major player in the IPTV market in different parts of the world and in 2018 it took over Lebara Play, which was a competitor to Lyca TV. 

Currently Lyca TV's Athavan TV and Athavan Music channels are now available in Yupp TV - and the other channels from the Lyca TV packages are expected to migrate to Yupp TV in the near future - like the channels from Lebara Play. 

IPTV boxes are the most used way of watching live TV channels and on demand programmes in many countries outside India and Sri Lanka. Major Tamil satellite channels in Europe have ceased broadcasting on satellite for some years ago and become 100% IPTV channels and the new development has made it easy for many new channels to start from different countries. The development has also been a setback on the quality of some channels as it is has become easy to start and run IPTV channels telecasting non stop movies, music etc. unscheduled and without presenters. Many earlier well-established channels from Europe are struggling to survive and reach Tamil viewers around the world and earn money from advertisers.  

Lyca TV seems to have been under pressure and economic loss as the big plans revealed earlier didn't become true. For example it was earlier announced in Athavan TV in May 2019 that the network was going to launch two new channels - Athavan Comedy and Athavan Movies. But these channels didn't start. The live stream of Athavan Music and Athavan Classic were also disconnected online on their website and mobile apps. 

The new development in the IPTV field is going to make Yupp TV a bigger player - but also make it difficult to get attractive prices for the packages. It will also make it difficult for new channels to launch as IPTV channel and reach people around the world as it is difficult and expensive to be available on Yupp TV. 

We may wait and see how many of the channels from Lyca TV box will be allowed to migrate to Yupp TV. 


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