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The week in OTT: T-Mobile offers free MLB.TV; YouTube Red movie to hit theaters

The week in over-the-top provides a recap of recent news related to streaming initiatives in the U.S. from various networks and platforms.

* Deutsche Telekom AG's Dutch unit T-Mobile Netherlands will shut down its over-the-top TV service Knippr on June 1, Telecompaper reported March 21, citing a company statement. According to T-Mobile Netherlands, the Dutch OTT service, which was launched in 2016, failed to reach sufficient scale, making it a challenge to improve Knippr's content offering for a low price.

* Google Inc.'s YouTube Red plans to premiere its upcoming original movie "Vulture Club" in theaters, Multichannel News reported March 21. The movie, starring actresses Susan Sarandon and Edie Falco, will be released on YouTube Red following its theatrical debut later this year.

* Inc. will exclusively stream "All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines" April 6 on Prime Video. The series follows the never-before-seen inner workings of the winningest program in college football, chronicling Michigan's 2017 season, the company said March 20.

In other platform news

* T-Mobile US Inc. is offering one year of free subscription to MLB.TV and the MLB At Bat app's premium features. Customers can claim their free MLB.TV subscription in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, starting March 27 until April 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET and then sign up for MLB.TV before April 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET, the U.S. carrier said March 20.

* Netflix Inc. will premiere its first global original motor series, "Fastest Car," April 6. Each episode of the series will show three "souped-up sleeper" cars taking on one of the world's most sought-after supercars, the company said March 20.