Innovative Pay TV Service Adding to Programming Suite
Santa Monica, CA – January 10, 2017
Zone·tv, which brings the best in digital-first video to pay TV homes, is headed to NATPE Miami Jan. 17-19 for the first time and is on the hunt for 10,000 hours of content to fill a planned programming expansion.
“NATPE calls itself the ‘forum for new ideas,’ and zone·tv is all about creating TV’s new delivery models,” said Jeff Weber, CEO, zone·tv. “Our whole programming concept is fresh: developing linear programming formats that pay TV providers can add to their line-ups without having to clear or manage bandwidth for the new content.”
This cloud-based content is accessed by consumers via the electronic program guide (EPG). Once a program is selected from the EPG, a viewer is watching linear television, but with the advanced on-demand controls and a high powered personalized viewing experience. The programming is curated by genres into verticals focused on news, sports, comedy, tech, outdoors, kids and wellness, among others. Zone·tv has already licensed video content from such popular sources as Field and Stream, Saveur and Popular Science.
Zone·tv currently offers a variety of programming genres and casual games to video distributors. Its programming is carried by some of the largest telecoms and satellite providers in North America.
Zone·tv licenses the best of web-based entertainment and curates it for viewers. For content creators, that means greater visibility via an additive video outlet; for consumers it means viewers don’t have to abandon the biggest and best screen in the house – the television – to watch the best of the web.
Selections of zone·tv’s diverse programming can be seen on AT&T U-verse, Comcast, DIRECTV, CenturyLink, TELUS, Bell Canada, Frontier Communications and others. Zone·tv offers more than 30 new and original channels to North America and Europe. Zone·tv is bridging the gap between technology and engaging programming with zone·tv Dynamic Channels. The result is a new cable/satellite content category that offers a best-in-class personal user experience blending the convenience of linear viewing with the flexibility of on-demand programming in a highly personalized viewing experience. Zone·tv genres include kid’s programming, fitness, cooking, casual games, sports, lifestyle among other popular genres. The company has offices in Toronto and Santa Monica, CA. For more information, visit www.zone.tv.