March 6, 2018
ZINIO PARTNERS WITH UNREEL TO BRING OTT VIDEO STREAMING TO THE MAGAZINE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
New York, NY, March 6, 2018—ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines, and Unreel.me, the leading turnkey video platform, today announced a partnership to provide the magazine publishing industry OTT video streaming services for iOS, Android, Roku, tvOS, FireTV, Vewd, and other connected and smartTV platforms. With this partnership, publishers can seamlessly add OTT to their ZINIO powered apps or power standalone OTT video services.
“Unreel helps ZINIO meet a growing demand among publishers for video streaming services by offering best-in-class OTT technology,” said Kelly Conlin, President and CEO of ZINIO. “Video has quickly become an important component of the editorial mix of magazine content, and adding Unreel’s OTT services to ZINIO’s technology platform will help publishers distribute and monetize their growing library of video content.”
“ZINIO is the perfect partner to deliver Unreel’s technology to the magazine publishing industry,” said Unreel’s CEO, Dan Goikhman. “Magazine Publishers have been creating video content for years and we’re excited to help them create new distribution and revenue channels for that content; Publishers can leverage their existing partnership with ZINIO and begin benefiting from Unreel’s industry-leading OTT services immediately.”
OTT video streaming services allow publishers to fully control their owned video content, unlocking new revenue opportunities through the sale of videos, subscription services, and ads. Publishers with ZINIO-powered apps will have access to OTT in Q1. Other publishers can access OTT beginning in Q2 in 2018.
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to the world of magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. As pioneers of the digital publishing industry for over a decade, ZINIO leads the digital magazine market in breadth of content and accessibility on any platform.
For magazine publishers, ZINIO Pro converts print magazines into digital form with the same technology that powers the ZINIO newsstand. ZINIO Pro offers publishers complete flexibility in managing and delivering their content in branded magazine applications for tablet, smartphone and desktop, or through the growing network of ZINIO distribution partners.
For magazine consumers, ZINIO operates online newsstands and award-winning iOS and Android apps in more than 30 languages, providing the broadest selection of digital magazines.
ZINIO has delivered over 500 million digital magazine editions across more than 6,000 titles to over 15 million customers. For more information, visit www.corp.ZINIO.com.
About Unreel.me: Unreel.me is an end-to-end tech solution for publishers looking to launch their own OTT network by allowing them to distribute and monetize their own video content via branded apps and channels. Powered by a patented big data A.I. and proprietary engagement features, Unreel is able to quickly develop world-class video streaming apps across all platforms for some of the largest publishers in the industry.
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