MobiTV streaming platform adds 200+ networks

June 13, 2018
MobiTV has secured hosted streaming delivery rights for more than 210 major networks for its MobiTV Connect managed service option for ...

MobiTV has secured hosted streaming delivery rights for more than 210 major networks for its MobiTV Connect managed service option for pay TV operators. Some of the networks include 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 and Viacom. More deals are expected to close before the end of the quarter.

"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 is intended to offer pay TV subscribers a modern user experience enabled across popular streaming devices, while supporting the operator's unique content lineup, content policies, branding requirements, billing and authentication. 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 is designed to be turn-key and to be deployed within 90 days.

"Viacom is committed to providing creative and effective solutions for distributors of all sizes," said Sheri Weidner, Viacom SVP of 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 of affiliate relations and 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 signed more than 35 pay TV providers to deploy its managed service this summer, accounting for a national footprint of more than 600,000 U.S. households.

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