EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MOBITV, a global leader in application-based Pay TV video delivery solutions, announces today that it is the first multi-tenant video delivery solutions provider to secure hosted streaming delivery rights for more than 210 major networks, including AMC Networks, Crown Media Family Networks, C-SPAN Networks, Disney and ESPN Media Networks, Fox Networks, Fuse Media Networks, Game Show Network, NBCUniversal, Pac-12 Networks, REELZ, REVOLT, SHOWTIME®, Outdoor Channel, The Weather Channel, Viacom, and more, for its managed service option for Pay TV operators of all sizes. These acquisitions, to date, account for more than 210 networks throughout the U.S., with more deals set to close before the end of the quarter. These rights will enable the MOBITV CONNECT managed solution to help operators go to market faster with a cost-effective model that doesn’t require material capital outlays or an upgrade to traditional headend infrastructure.
“The content community has demonstrated tremendous support for the MOBITV managed service and the operators that will soon deploy it,” said Charlie Nooney, CEO and Chairman of MOBITV. “They recognize that the platform provides viewers a superior overall experience and allows operators the ability to maintain a competitive edge in the market in a cost-effective manner to their pay TV and broadband subscriber base. We are very pleased to provide this industry-first solution, strengthening our role as a leading TV as a Service (TVaaS) provider.”
The soon-to-launch MOBITV CONNECT managed solution will offer Pay TV subscribers the benefit of a stylish, modern user experience enabled across popular streaming devices, while supporting the operator’s unique content lineup, content policies, branding requirements, billing, authentication, and more. With secured streaming delivery rights from large media brands, MOBITV is now authorized to ingest content once and deliver it in an app-based framework to multiple operators. The platform is turn key and can be deployed within 90 days.
“Viacom is committed to providing creative and effective solutions for distributors of all sizes,” said Sheri Weidner, Viacom SVP Partnerships, Distribution and Business Development. “The MobiTV platform gives our affiliates access to a top-flight multiplatform service customized to their unique channel lineup and subscriber packaging. We’re excited to be offering them this flexible and innovative solution.”
“The MobiTV platform helps cable operators deploy next-gen services to their customers and simplifies the distribution path of our channels,” said Peter Kiley, Vice President, Affiliate Relations & Communications at C-SPAN Networks. “We're thrilled to have all three C-SPAN networks on this new platform and ultimately all three public service C-SPANs available to more citizens through MobiTV."
MOBITV has already signed more than 35 Pay TV providers to deploy its managed service this summer, accounting for a national footprint of more than 600K U.S. households, with more continuously expressing strong interest to adopt its MOBITV CONNECT Platform.
MOBITV is future-proofing Pay TV services around the world. A leading expert in video delivery solutions, MOBITV is committed to making the live and on-demand entertainment experience better across all devices and platforms. MobiTV’s content delivery platform unlocks content from the traditional Set-Top Box (STB) experience for Pay TV providers, giving them customizable, hosted, end-to-end streaming video solutions that are completely turn-key and offer a high-quality video across multiple devices, cost-efficiently. With 18 years of industry experience, MOBITV’s hardened technology enables operations with 99.999% uptime, while ensuring video quality is optimized across all screens, with leading-edge end-user experience in mind. For more information please visit www.mobitv.com.