Roku Powers Kwesé Play Streaming Platform in Africa
IBC Booth #14.G10 - Streaming platform provider Roku, Inc. and African media company Econet Media, today announced that both companies have entered a Roku Powered license agreement for the launch of streaming TV service Kwesé Play. Econet Media is a subsidiary of Econet Global which owns the largest fibre backbone in Sub-Saharan Africa and operations in 12+ countries. The Kwesé Play service and streaming player are now available in South Africa and leverage the Roku® streaming platform to deliver live TV services to consumers.
This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170914005580/en/
Kwesé Play | Roku Powered (Photo: Business Wire)
“By working with Econet we expand our footprint into Africa and get the Roku streaming experience into the hands of African consumers. As part of our Roku Powered™ license agreement, Econet will leverage our proven streaming platform to launch an innovative TV service to its customers,” said Andrew Ferrone, vice president pay TV at Roku.
“Roku’s track-record made them the obvious choice for us. The ability to deliver the Kwesé Play service to televisions is an important facet of our multiplatform content delivery service. As a result of this partnership, we are able to offer our customers cutting-edge TV services at a low cost with easy to use Roku players,” said Joseph Hundah, Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media.
Through the Roku Powered program, operators can license the Roku streaming platform to deliver live TV and on-demand services to their customers. Anton Lokotsch, Head of Technical for Kwesé Play said, “Roku provides operators with an end-to-end solution including powerful low-cost hardware, regular updates to the Roku OS and a wide selection of streaming channels.”
Operators who would like to learn more about the Roku Powered program can visit Roku from 15-19 September at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. Roku’s booth is in Hall 14, Booth G10. More information can also be found on: https://www.roku.com/roku-powered
About Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming for the TV and aspires to power every TV in the world. As of the end of June 2017, Roku OS powered TV streaming for 15+ million monthly active accounts which streamed nearly 7 billion hours of video and music in the first half of 2017. Roku is known for streaming innovation and high customer engagement, offering content providers and video advertisers the best way to reach streaming audiences. Roku streaming players and Roku TV models are available in 10 countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. The company was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.
About Econet Media
A subsidiary company of the globally networked Econet Group founded by Executive Chairman Strive Masiyiwa, Econet Media is a dynamic content business driving the development of Kwesé, a fresh new television brand. Created for Sub-Saharan African audiences, Kwesé is inspired by the ‘TV everywhere’ revolution. As such, a range of Kwesé products will be made available on satellite and internet based platforms, including video-on-demand and mobile options. Focused on providing premium, affordable, exclusive viewing choices, Kwesé products will offer sports, music, movies, series, kids, lifestyle, faith, news and other programming. Consumers will also benefit from the infrastructural strength of Econet Media sister companies, Liquid Telecom and Econet Wireless. Their expertise and capacity in the areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, broadband, internet, satellite and fibre optic networks will be utilized to establish Kwesé products. In addition, Econet Media have invested intensively to build its own operational assets. www.kwese.com.
Roku is a registered trademark and Roku Powered is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi
Haluatko tietää asioista jo ennen kuin ne uutisoidaan? Kun tilaat tiedotteemme tältä julkaisijalta, saat ne sähköpostiisi yhtä aikaa suomalaisen median kanssa. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.
Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire
ABB Publishes 2017 Annual Report23.2.2018 08:59 | Tiedote
ABB Ltd has published its 2017 annual report on its website and has filed the annual report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The 2017 annual report is now available electronically at www.abb.com/groupreports. It provides comprehensive information on the company and its strategy, business, governance and financial performance. Shareholders may request a printed copy of the annual report via this link. It will be distributed when it becomes available later this month. ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resour
Gilead Sciences Announces Senior Management Change23.2.2018 01:00 | Tiedote
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) announced today that James Meyers, Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations, will retire. Mr. Meyers joined Gilead in 1996 as a regional sales director and was appointed to his current role in 2016. Following a brief family leave earlier this year, Mr. Meyers made the decision to retire from his full-time role effective immediately. Mr. Meyers will remain with the company in an advisory capacity, to consult on priority projects and to assist with identifying his successor and facilitating the transition. The company will begin a search for his successor in the coming weeks. “Jim has been instrumental in leading Gilead through a period of tremendous growth and change, and he has built an exceptional team. I am confident in the ability of that team to execute against our ambitious goals and grateful to Jim for his commitment to assist us through this transition,” said John Milligan, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Gilead Sciences. “
Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. Announced as First Forbes Five Star Hotel in Downtown Washington, D.C.22.2.2018 22:21 | Tiedote
Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. announces today that it has been awarded the 2018 Forbes Five-Star recognition, making it the first hotel to receive the prestigious distinction in Downtown Washington D.C. Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury travel, sends anonymous professional inspectors around the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas against up to 800 objective standards focused on service and facilities. Just opened a short fifteen months ago, the property is located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the center of the city at the site of the Old Post Office. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222006277/en/ Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. (Photo: Business Wire) Mickael Damelincourt, Managing Director, oversaw the recruitment and selection of the executives whose teams would lead the hotel through the construction and opening phases, instilling a commitment to the highest l
Entrust Datacard and Infineon Partner to Reduce Complexities with Securing IoT Deployments22.2.2018 21:30 | Tiedote
Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced it has joined the Infineon Security Partner Network (ISPN). The ISPN is part of Infineon Technologies AG, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions used in automotive, industrial, computing and Internet of Things applications. The ISPN is composed of associated and preferred security partners who are proven experts in security consulting, security solution provisioning, electronic design, systems integration and trust services management. The new partnership will apply the Entrust Datacard™ ioTrust™ Security Solution that uses identity-based technology to help securely connect the people, applications and devices that power the connected world. The tiered software uses sophisticated cryptographic technology to provide identity issuance, management and data security of connected things within industrial environments. As a global leader in Trusted Platform Modules (TP
Blue Danube Systems Joins xRAN Forum as a Massive MIMO System Supplier Fully Committed to Open Interfaces22.2.2018 21:10 | Tiedote
Blue Danube Systems, a provider of intelligent wireless access solutions that help mobile operators address the challenge of explosive data growth, today announced that it has joined the xRAN Forum (www.xran.org). The xRAN Forum was formed by several leading global mobile operators to develop, standardize and promote an open alternative to the traditionally closed, hardware-based RAN (Radio Access Network) architecture. Massive MIMO systems are widely recognized to be a critical element of future 5G wireless networks. Blue Danube’s unique approach to Massive MIMO, based on the company’s underlying High Definition Active Antenna Systems (HDAAS™) technology, not only delivers capacity gains in existing LTE networks with today’s smartphones but also enables intelligent analytics-based RF virtualization for multi-site network performance optimization. Blue Danube’s first Massive MIMO product, the BeamCraft™ 500, has been deployed at four FDD-LTE operators to date, interfacing to four diffe
Blue Danube Systems First to Demonstrate Benefits of FDD Massive MIMO in Clustered Multi-Sector Deployments22.2.2018 21:07 | Tiedote
Blue Danube Systems, a provider of intelligent wireless access solutions that help mobile operators address the challenge of explosive data growth, today announced it has successfully expanded the commercial deployment of its massive MIMO solution to multiple clustered cell sites, demonstrating total capacity improvements for directly adjoining sectors on existing LTE networks using current smartphones. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222006158/en/ Blue Danube Systems First to Demonstrate Benefits of FDD Massive MIMO in Clustered Multi-Sector Deployments (Photo: Business Wire) Despite the prevalent view that Massive MIMO systems will be central to 5G networks, it has not been clearly proven that the technology is deployable beyond isolated high-demand sectors where effects such as adjacent cell interference must be addressed. In fact, common digital-only Massive MIMO implementations typically operate as clos
Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme