Verizon Digital Media Services has inked a new agreement with Newsy that makes select Newsy video content available for Verizon Digital Media Services Uplynk Video Streaming service customers.
Verizon Digital Media Services has inked a new agreement with Newsy that makes select Newsy video content available for Verizon Digital Media Services Uplynk Video Streaming service customers. Publishers seeking content to build a 24/7 live stream for their over-the-top (OTT) apps can easily add content from the Newsy library directly into their video streams powered by Verizon Digital Media Services.
“From special investigations to original series and timely headlines, Newsy offers award-winning news coverage that is highly engaging for its millennial audience,” said Ralf Jacob, President of Verizon Digital Media Services.
“In fact, Newsy’s videos received more than 1 billion views in 2016. Offering access to this same high-value content through our platform gives OTT providers and distributors even more opportunity to grow their audiences.”
Verizon Digital Media Services has powered the streaming and syndication of linear and on-demand video content for Newsy since 2016, ensuring that Newsy viewers can watch high-quality video across OTT platforms, connected televisions and mobile devices. Through this extended partnership, Newsy is the first content provider to make its high-quality video content readily available for publishing via the Verizon Digital Media Services platform. In addition to the content available through Newsy, publishers can also leverage the expertise of Newsy’s sales team, which has deep knowledge of and connections in OTT and connected TV.
“Verizon Digital Media Services has been an innovative, reliable partner for distributing our fast-growing linear and on-demand video offerings,” said Blake Sabatinelli, general manager of Newsy.
“We’re pleased to enter this new chapter with Verizon Digital Media Services and view it as a fantastic opportunity to expose viewers to our unique style of storytelling.”
Each month, Newsy creates hundreds of video news segments on world and national news, policy, culture, science and technology that appeal to its millennial audience. The network also produces Newsy Live, a 24/7 linear news channel. Newsy is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company.
Verizon Digital Media Services will demonstrate its powerful video streaming technologies and solutions at the 2017 NAB Show.
Sabatinelli and Jason Friedlander, Director, Marketing Communications of Verizon Digital Media Services, will also participate in a Fireside Chat: “The Technology Behind Over-The-Top (OTT) Experiences of Today & Tomorrow” on Tuesday, April 25, 3:30 4 p.m. at the Destination: NXT location.