BBTV helps amplify YouTube channels for the leading media company serving Hispanic America
VANCOUVER, B.C. (October 18th, 2016): Today, BroadbandTV (BBTV), the world’s largest Multi-platform Network (MPN) announces a deal with Univision Digital, the digital division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, to help amplify its 16 premium YouTube channels and manage all of its fan-uploaded content. Univision is the latest addition to a growing list of major entertainment companies utilizing BBTV’s content management services, including: the NBA, Warner Brothers, VIACOM, Sony Pictures, FremantleMedia, Nitro Circus, Omnifilm, Team Kimbo, and Cinedigm.
“We now lead the global MPN market, highest growth content verticals and major international markets in online video, and we’ve achieved this by building tools and technologies to scale our business, and empower content owners and creators around the world,” commented Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV. “The growing Hispanic demographic in particular has huge potential, and it will remain a strategic focus for BBTV as we continue to expand our business and global operations.”
BBTV will provide its content management services for UCI’s channels for popular Univision content such as “La Rosa de Guadalupe,” “Como Dice el Dicho”, and “Primer Impacto.” BBTV already claims more than 250,000 new fan-uploaded videos for its clients per month, utilizing its proprietary technology solution VISO NOVI, an end-to-end service that can identify, capture, manage, and analyze fan-uploaded content from around the web.
“Univision’s YouTube video views have increased this year – our goal is to grow these views and BroadbandTV helps us to strategically amplify content and build stronger engagement with our digital audience,” said Sameer Deen, SVP, Digital, Univision Communications. “BroadbandTV’s expertise and technology solutions will allow our fans to share and engage with their favorite shows.”
BBTV operates the world’s largest MPN with 85,000 content creators amassing 18.2 billion monthly impressions. The business recently unveiled that it is the number three video property in the world in terms of unique viewers, following only mega-platforms Google and Facebook, according to the comScore Top 100 Video Properties Worldwide report. When compared to the top two, BBTV’s unique video viewership is 50% the size of Facebook, and around a third (30%) of Google’s, showing that nearly one out of every three people that consumed video content across Google sites, including YouTube, watched BBTV content in May this year.*
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*According to comScore Top 100 Video Properties Worldwide report for Unique Viewers, May 2016
BroadbandTV is an innovative media and technology company that drives success for online video creators by leveraging its premium media brands, proprietary technology, and massive online reach. BroadbandTV operates the world’s largest Multi-Platform Network with over 85,000 network partners amassing 18.2 billion views per month. Its content creators span a number of key media brands including: TGN, the largest and most engaged gaming network on YouTube; Opposition, the largest hip-hop music network; leading Electronic Dance Music (EDM) network, WIMSIC; leading kids & family network, HooplaKidz and Outspeak, the next-generation citizen journalism brand in partnership with The Huffington Post. The business recently unveiled Windfall, a joint venture to find, develop and service music artists across all platforms, in partnership with BMG, and NBA Playmakers, the world’s premiere basketball video network in partnership with the NBA, geared to reach targeted and engaged audiences from sports, to how-to and fitness, to fashion and lifestyle. BroadbandTV has developed some of the most advanced and innovative technologies in the online video space: VISO NOVI, for detecting and managing fan uploaded content and VISO Catalyst for enhancing viewership and engagement for premium videos. In June 2013, the leading European entertainment network RTL Group acquired a majority stake in BroadbandTV. Both companies also formed an ongoing strategic partnership to accelerate the global growth strategy of BroadbandTV. RTL Group’s initial investment of US-$36 million is part of a planned series of investments in the company. www.bbtv.com
ABOUT UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, Univision Now, a direct to consumer video service, Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content, The Root, the leading online news, opinion, and culture destination for African-Americans and a stake in The Onion, the nation’s leading comedy and news satire brand; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.