EBONYLIFE TV signed with SUMMVIEW to launch a Premium multi-screen VOD platform dedicated to content made in Africa
Abidjan, June 2nd, 2015 – At the occasion of the 1st edition of the DISCOP in Abidjan, EBONYLIFE TV is proud to announce a strategic partnership with SUMMVIEW which enables the launch of a Premium multi-screen VOD platform. Thanks to this service already accessible on mobile application and online platforms, EBONYLIFE TV offers the African Diaspora users the ability to access from their smartphones, tablets or laptops, unique Africa-made on-demand content. Users can download the application, EBONYLIFE TV, on Apple Store and Google Play Store and/or go to vod.ebonylifetv.com. Users have the option to subscribe for a month or a year.
The availability of video on smartphones, tablets and laptops relies on the platform developed by SUMMVIEW. With a few clicks, users access from the terminal, a catalog of Nigeria-made on demand videos.
“We at EbonyLife TV are very excited that our teeming audiences in the Diaspora can now catch up on EbonyLife TV on-the-go! With this Premium SVOD platform, EBONYLIFE TV expands its range of services and mobile applications and provides the African Diaspora subscribers, outside of Africa, an innovative offering of premium quality content made in Nigeria for the World. The “one stop shop” offer of SUMMVIEW allowed mastering the costs and securing the roll-out,” said Ms. Mo Abudu, Executive Chairman and CEO of EBONYLIFE TV.
Denis PAGNAC, CEO SUMMVIEW: “SUMMVIEW is pleased to deploy its Premium VOD Platform for EbonyLife TV. The SUMMVIEW Content Delivery Solution (S-CDS), a SaaS platform proposed in white label, is designed to meet the specific needs of each client, allowing EbonyLife TV to propose its unique catalog of African content, efficiently and cost-effectively to a worldwide audience.”
About EBONYLIFE TV
EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle network, was launched on the 1st July 2013, to a pan-African audience, by a license agreement with Multichoice (DStv) Africa, Africa’s largest Pay TV platform. The channel is distributed to 49 African countries, including South and Southern African. Ranked 24 out of a total of 137 channels on the platform, EbonyLife TV is focused at the African youth, aged 18 to 34, annually providing over 1000 hours of premium, original, and homegrown Anglo-African entertainment programming ranging from Talk, Reality, Comedy, Drama, Factual, among others. Distribution wise, EbonyLife TV also sits on the Talk Talk platform in the UK and it has equally signed agreements to distribute to Canada, with ongoing discussions with Virgin Media in the UK as well as other platforms in the UAE, the Caribbean and the US. In partnership with the Walt Disney Company the channel has produced Desperate Housewives Africa, based on the multiple award winning ABC Television drama hit series, Desperate Housewives.
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Founded in 2012, SUMMVIEW is a company specializing in the development of applications and multimedia services (audio / video in particular) for smartphones, tablets, connected TVs, IPTV and OTT.
In order to offer its customers (TV and Radio channels, movie studios, Mobile Telephony Operators, etc.) a white label solution, SUMMVIEW has set up an end-to-end infrastructure (Headend, encoding, storage, streaming, display) for an optimized distribution of live or on demand content, in multi-vendor environments (iOS, Android, Windows). SUMMVIEW makes video distribution simpler, faster and affordable.
Registered in France, SUMMVIEW offers services around the world, with a special focus on Africa. BBLACK, VIACOM, TRACE, France Media Monde, Moov (Etisalat) and MTN are among its customers.
To know more about SUMMVIEW, visit: www.summview.com