LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(CES) - TVPlayer, the UK-based video streaming service, announced today an exclusive three-year deal with Frequency, the leading cloud-based internet video service that aggregates and distributes video from thousands of the world’s top digital providers.
The deal will enable TVPlayer to offer the best digital brands alongside the best broadcast brands, and will introduce Frequency’s content to an established and wide UK audience.
Frequency will deliver a broad range of programming from top digital brands, major multi-channel networks and leading social influencers including Studio 71, Newsy, Jukin and Machinima. The initial line-up will include at least 10 linear channels and will be introduced in February to TVPlayer’s platform. More than 150 on demand channels will be integrated with TVPlayer in late March.
Since being founded in 2012, TVPlayer can now boast over 1 million active users in the UK and already offers over 100 broadcast channels on its platform, including 30 pay channels for £5.99 per month.
Rob Hodgkinson, Chief Operating Officer of TVPlayer, said: “Keen to establish TVPlayer as the launch platform for lean-back video experiences, we wanted to instigate a comprehensive digital first programming strategy alongside our premium broadcast offering, and with Frequency, we’re able to do that with one deal and with one simple integration.”
Ian Aaron, President of Frequency, said: “TVPlayer’s unique OTT platform and rapid growth in the UK makes them an exciting and strategic partner for Frequency. Our expansive catalogue of top digital first content, delivered in linear and on demand formats, will enhance TVPlayer’s already compelling programming line-up.”
Frequency is a cloud-based internet video service that aggregates and distributes video from thousands of the world’s top providers, including the leading TV and Multi-Channel Networks, and individual creators. TV, mobile and over-the-top operators use Frequency to deliver a complete internet video service to their subscribers.
Frequency offers a white-labeled service, giving operators access to a
comprehensive portfolio of licensed content, and a fully featured video
platform, including real time personalization. Frequency is now powering
next-generation consumer video applications for operators on set-top
boxes, mobile devices and the web.
TVPlayer is a freemium over-the-top TV service, offering over 60 free-to-air and 30 pay channels to over one million monthly users in the UK. It is available as a website on dDesktop and a free to download app on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Samsung Smart TVs and OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.
The TVPlayer app has been downloaded over 2.5m times and is regularly
featured in the App stores. TVPlayer is backed by a group of investors,
including A+E Networks, the joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group
and Hearst Corporation.