Verizon Digital Media and Unreel partner for D2C content delivery

Monday, November 12th, 2018
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Verizon Digital Media Services and Unreel Entertainment help content owners launch branded OTT apps and online destinations

  • Through the collaboration, more than 100 new streaming services have launched across sports, gaming and news verticals

LOS ANGELES — Verizon Digital Media Services today announced it has teamed up with Unreel Entertainment, the leading direct-to-consumer turnkey OTT solution, to enable customers to launch branded OTT video streaming apps and online destinations. Unreel currently powers OTT consumer experiences for several high profile Verizon Digital Media Services customers, including: Bonnier Corporation, Level One, The Enthusiast Network’s Adventure Sports Network, World Poker Tour® and Zazoom Media Group.

“We are committed to simplifying the OTT content delivery ecosystem for broadcasters and content providers,” said Chris Carey, chief strategy officer for Verizon Digital Media Services. “Our customers can leverage Unreel to manage multiple apps and online destinations, syndicate more than 7 million videos into content streams, and distribute their own content to millions of viewers within Unreel’s OTT network.”

The Verizon Digital Media Services platform comprises a global content delivery network, state-of-the-art video streaming services, and compliance and monitoring services that collectively work in tandem to help broadcasters, content owners and service providers deliver high quality OTT content at scale, regardless of location. Additionally, Verizon Digital Media Services’ Channel Schedule API can stitch VOD content together to form a 24/7 ad-supported live channel that can be used within a customer’s branded app or online destination provided by Unreel.

“We’re proud and excited to work with Verizon Digital Media Services to offer our direct-to-consumer OTT publishing capabilities,” said Dan Goikhman, Unreel CEO. “Our robust offering gives content owners a faster path to global OTT distribution, along with a predictable revenue environment. It has never been easier to upload and promote continuous streams of content.”