- Linear channels launch on POST Luxembourg, iflix in Asia and Jawwy TV in the Middle East
- MOTORVISION enters Korean market with VoD offering for Korea Telecom
- Partnership with Xumo provides MOTORVISION content free of charge to US households
MOTORVISION Group, one of Europe’s leading producers of automotive-related content, continues to expand its international footprint. Before the Munich-based company heads off to MIPTV to present international buyers its latest automotive shows, digital offerings and linear channels, it can already announce five new groundbreaking distribution deals with platforms from around the world.
In Europe, MOTORVISION TV welcomes POST Luxembourg as its latest platform partner. Customers of the country’s leading telecommunications company can look forward to a double dose of MOTORVISION TV. POST Luxembourg will not only distribute the original German channel, which celebrates its 10th anniversary later this year. The company also offers MOTORVISION’s pan-European feed in French on its PostTV network. This year, the European channel will carry broadcasts from more motorsports events than ever before and will also carry live broadcasts for the very first time.
MOTORVISION TV also reached an agreement with Intigral to launch its English HD channel on Jawwy TV in the Middle East. Intigral is one of the leading providers of IP video products and billing services in the MENA region. Its new OTT straming service Jawwy TV service provides subscribers with a wide range of entertainment including live TV channels, digital sports and on-demand premium content.
In Southeast Asia, the group signed a major deal with iflix, the region’s leading entertainment service with more than 15 million customers and provides a wide selection of TV shows, movies, news and live sports and live TV. In a first for MOTORVISION TV, iflix unites the company’s full offering on a single platform countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka and Vietnam: ad-funded short-form content, which can be watched free of charge, premium on-demand content for their VIP subscription packages as well as the Asian feed of MOTORVISION’s pay tv channel.
MOTORVISION’s automotive shows – including flagship programmes like lifestyle magazine Supercars, off-road show 4×4 and Go Green, which shines light on the future of mobility – are now available on Korean Telecom’s VOD platform, too. The deal with South Korea’s largest telecommunications company marks MOTORVISION’s first entry into the country.
The group also extends its reach in the United States, where it partners with XUMO. Together, they make MOTORVISION’s archive of short-form videos as well as a selection of its premium shows available to US household free-of charge for the very first time. Xumo is an ad-based, aggregated OTT platform and is integrated on more than 20 million smart TVs from leading brands like LG (via its LG Channel Plus offering), Vizio, Panasonic, Funai Electronics (Magnavox, Sanyo and Philips). In addition to that, XUMO also runs on Roku devices as well as mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Raimund Koehler, CEO of MOTORVISION, is excited to continue the group’s international expansion: “In an increasingly challenging environment for many content providers, it really pays off for us that we’re a flexible company and own full rights to all of our productions. That way, we can offer our partners the best product possible: be it short-form content for digital platforms, a diversified show portfolio for emerging OTT services or our linear channels with live sports for established and new entertainment providers.”
The deal with iflix and Korea Telecom was introduced by Superswiss, Sinagapore, Mr. Stefan Knobloch. The agreement with Intigral was managed by SAWA Rights Management (SRM).