OWNZONES Passport app launches on UPC Romania Horizon STBs

Friday, March 31st, 2017

OWNZONES Media Network And UPC Romania Launch OWNZONES Passport Romania App

  • The users of the app will have access to original video programs with top international and local influencers and Hollywood Movies exclusively in UPC HORIZON platform

BUCHAREST, Romania — OWNZONES Media Network (OMN), a global technology, distribution and content provider serving the OTT market, and UPC Romania, part of Liberty Global, announced the launch of OWNZONES Passport Romania, a new premium application service. Available exclusively to subscribers equipped with Horizon advanced set-top box, the new service debuts with a slate of original series featuring top Romanian and U.S. celebrity influencers, local millennial-focused news and a rich offering of top Hollywood feature films.

“OWNZONES Passport Romania represents an exciting premium app that offers exclusive content developed starting from the local needs of the market,” said Dan Goman, founder and CEO of OMN. “We are excited to partner with UPC Romania on the new platform and see great opportunities for rolling out similar offerings in additional markets.”

“The HORIZON TV Platform has an interactive applications portal on which the users can have access to diverse international and local content, relevant for every audience. It’s a unique service on the Romanian market through which any TV can turn into a smart TV. Launching OWNZONES Passport application on our video platform supports the UPC strategy of offering the best entertainment experience to clients, coming with an original premium content,” Bogdan Bucurei, Romania UPC Marketing Director declared.

OMN is leading all programming for the new platform, including production of four millennial-focused original series featuring Romanian celebrities Anna Lesko, Adelina Pestritu, Paul Siserman and Catalin Botezatu. These offerings will be augmented by existing OWNZONES.com original series like “Chloe on Pointe,” with former “Dance Moms” breakout star Chloe Lukasiak, and “Hollywood DIY with How2Girl Courtney Sixx.” Through its partnership with Circa, the fast growing mobile-friendly, video driven news and entertainment portal, OWNZONES will set up a dedicated news bureau with a Bucharest-based correspondent, who will file breaking news, documentaries, lifestyle reports on a daily basis.

The service will also launch with a curated selection of Hollywood feature films, including a Star Trek movie collection and William Shatner’s exclusive documentary series, “The Captains.”

“I am thrilled that “The Captains” series will make its Romanian debut on OWNZONES Passport Romania,” said Shatner who starred as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek original series and feature films.

All UPC clients that have HORIZON service can access OWNZONES app.