Cinedigm Partners With JungoTV7 Jun, 2017 By: Stephanie Prange
Cinedigm and JungoTV, a global OTT provider and content distributor, have announced an agreement to distribute Cinedigm’s portfolio of digital networks to cable, satellite, telco and technology companies in emerging and fast-growth markets with a total population of more than 2.5 billion consumers, according to a press release from the companies.
Markets include India; Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore); the Middle East and North Africa (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen); Turkey; and the Commonwealth of Independent States (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan).
Under the deal, JungoTV will secure both linear and OTT distribution deals for Cinedigm’s portfolio of channels, including Docurama, fandom network CONtv, esports and gaming network Wham, and family network Dove Channel.
JungoTV has extensive, existing relationships with many of the top broadcasters and distribution entities in territories including Vietnam, Philippines, India and the Middle East, according to the press release.
“Our primary goal for the networks business this year is to grow quickly by rapidly expanding our distribution footprint both domestically and across the globe,” said Erick Opeka, EVP of digital networks for Cinedigm. “JungoTV’s significant expertise and lead in these markets will enable us to become a leader in markets chronically underserved by U.S. content companies.”
"People around the world are rapidly shifting their content consumption habits towards mobile and streaming devices,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz, co-founder of JungoTV. “This dynamic shift has created a new and emerging opportunity to capture market share by offering high-quality content at a lower price point.”
"We're thrilled and very happy to be working with Cinedigm to distribute their channels and programming in the expanding economies of the CIS, South East Asia, India, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa,” said George Chung, CEO of JungoTV. “These markets provide fertile ground for content producers and major media networks looking to grow in the digital and video on-demand space. We believe that JungoTV will be the perfect global platform for their great production and programming.”
The deal with JungoTV is the first to leverage Cinedigm’s expansion of its OTT infrastructure, including its linear streaming services deals with Verizon; the addition of DRM support from Google, Apple and Microsoft; and footprint expansions to more than 60 million devices including Google Chromecast, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV, according to the release.