Programmer Acquires Content from Two Fast-growing, Digital-First Soccer Networks
Miami Beach, FL – January 17, 2016
Zone·tv, which brings the best in digital-first video to pay TV homes, has penned an agreement with London-based BigBalls Media to carry sports programming from two of its fastest-growing digital-first soccer networks, KICK and Copa90, homes to football fan culture.
“BigBalls Media’s digital networks and social platforms will give us a tremendous edge in capturing the attention those who don’t just watch soccer, but are passionate about all aspects of the game they love,” said Jeff Weber, CEO, zone·tv. “We consider our new relationship to be a win for everyone, including subscribers, MVPD partners and our company.”
These digital channels, which bring together soccer fans across multiple online platforms, have become some of the most influential soccer brands in digital. Copa90, launched in 2012, targets the global soccer community while KICK was created to focus on the North American market.
“Zone·tv allows us to bring our exciting soccer content to fans via a new and exciting interactive and personal pay TV channel, to expand our reach in the U.S.,” said Gerardo Chapa, corporate development manager of BigBalls Media.
Zone·tv licenses the best online content for pay television operators and curates the video into popular genres. Zone·tv programming is accessed by subscribers from the cloud via the electronic program guide (EPGs), providing affiliates a chance to expand video offerings without the need to clear and dedicate a linear channel to accommodate the expansion. Zone·tv turns this difficult-to-find online content into exciting and easy-to-use television.
For more information, visit www.zone.tv and www.bigballs.media.
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.