- JungoTV is first of its kind multi-language video content destination
- OTT service co-founded by television personality, Dr. Mehmet Oz
- Project highlights Piksel’s ability to support niche content aggregators and deliver video content to new and different markets with OTT-in-a-box product, Piksel Digital Showcase™
NEW YORK, NY, Thursday, June 9, 2016 – Piksel, a global leader in building successful online video businesses, together with JungoTV, announces the launch of a new international content OTT service, powered by Piksel Digital Showcase™. The multi-language entertainment destination will deliver language-specific video content to expatriate and diaspora communities around the globe.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, television personality, surgeon, media entrepreneur, and co-founder of JungoTV said, “In launching The Dr. Oz Show around the globe, it was apparent to me that the market for international content was growing rapidly. The launch of JungoTV, the first premium service of its kind to serve a global multi-lingual community, will allow us to provide top quality programming from customers’ home countries and reconnect them with their culture and lifestyle.
“Piksel’s expertise has been instrumental in helping us build a secure plan for success, and with its heritage in the OTT market building video technology platforms, we will go to market with a best-of-breed multi-channel solution quickly,” Dr. Oz continued.
The backbone of JungoTV’s OTT video service, Piksel Digital Showcase™, is a cloud-based platform that delivers more content to more devices more quickly. Taking an OTT approach, Piksel Digital Showcase provides businesses like JungoTV with the stability, reliability, quality, and multiscreen device offerings that consumers have come to expect from an online video offering, all with minimal effort needed on the part of the operator. As a result, the end-to-end solution requires no additional investment in specialized technology resources or hardware platforms, enabling JungoTV to focus on what matters most– its audience and its content.
George Chung, international content expert and CEO/co-founder of JungoTV said: “Traditionally, multicultural communities have had limited access to content from their home country. When I was looking for a technology partner for my business, I did a comprehensive analysis of the OTT video platforms commercially available and Piksel Digital Showcase truly was best in breed. I am excited to join forces with Piksel on JungoTV to bring international content to underserved ethnic communities globally.
“Working with Piksel’s product and services allows my team to realize the next-generation television distribution model that is available to us. Piksel Digital Showcase, built on the Piksel Palette™, provides scalability, performance, and a rich user interface that will enable my business to grow, and bring expats even closer to the video content they know and love from their homeland and language.”
Fabrice Hamaide, President at Piksel, commented: “The internet has changed the rulebook for businesses that want to capitalize on niche and international content. Online video gives local, language-specific content a whole new lease of life and spreads it to new audiences of people living outside their homeland. To harness the potential of this growing market, businesses need commercial and technological expertise to develop new digital revenue streams and Piksel Palette provides this. Our partnership with JungoTV and the future expansion of additional in-language content indicates the start of an exciting journey to help content owners, creators, and aggregators get more value out of their video assets across the world.”
JungoTV’s upcoming launch in fall 2016 will make the new international content OTT service available throughout the USA and Canada with over 30,000 hours of premium on-demand programming targeting in-language communities of Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, Greek, Iranian, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers. It will be available on mobile platforms including iOS and Android, web, and most connected devices. For more information visit www.jungotv.com
JungoTV is a global OTT company providing in-language television content to the more than 100 million foreign language speakers around the world living outside of their homeland and available on multiple devices. Co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, George Chung, Sandy Climan, with funding by private venture and industry leaders, JungoTV is a privately held company with global partners headquartered in California. JungoTV is currently offering television and film content in 10 languages. The name of the company “Jungo” is Latin for “to bring together” or “unite” which embodies the company’s vision of bringing in-language television content to customers worldwide. More information is available at www.jungotv.com
Piksel has been building successful online video businesses for over a decade. Our offering of strategic, professional and managed services is underpinned by the Piksel Palette’s SaaS-based infrastructure. It’s this recipe, combined with our commitment to creating mutually beneficial partnerships, that enables our media and entertainment clients to prosper in today’s video market.
Piksel’s unrivaled expertise is in designing, building, and managing in online video solutions for the likes of AT&T, Sky, Channel 4, Liberty Global, Mediaset, OSN and Transavia. Headquartered in New York City, Piksel offices can be found throughout Europe and the Americas.
Piksel Media Contact:
Global Marketing and Communications Director
T: +1 (646) 801 4695
JungoTV Media Contact:
T: +1 (732) 816 0239