LOS ANGELES, CA – April 18, 2019 – Zone·tv brings exciting new programming to its new zone·ify™ multi-channel service from global content creator and producer Endemol Shine Group. The agreement with Endemol Shine Group brings a wide range of new programming to zone·ify™ such as Mr Bean and Bananas in Pajamas, plus digital-first short-form content covering cooking, e-sports and fashion.
With world-class creative, production, distribution and commercial capabilities, Endemol Shine Group works on a unique local and global axis, comprised of 120 companies across all the world’s major markets, dedicated to creating content that entertains and enthrals billions of people across multiple platforms around the world.
“Zone·tv is committed to bringing a wide range of high-quality programming to the zone·ify 13 channel bundle.” said Jeff Weber, CEO of zone·tv. “We are thrilled to be in business with a company with the incredible production track record of Endemol Shine Group. Their content will greatly bolster a variety of zone·ify’s dynamic channels, such as Foodies, Playground and Game-on. Great content from partners like Endemol Shine Group combined with leading technology to deliver personalized channels from zone·tv make for a breakthrough consumer experience.”
“We have a deep library of world-class shows that are continuing to find and entertain new audiences across a number of platforms,” said Wim Ponnet, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Endemol Shine Group. “With their innovative offering, Zone·tv’s curated channels will be a great home for a number of our brands as we continue to drive their multi-platform growth.”
Zone·ify is comprised of 13 linear-style genre-focused, professionally programmed dynamic channels which super serve fans and provide a rich source of curated content for passionate viewers of various genres including sports, cooking, kids, lifestyle, gaming, news, and more. Powered by artificial intelligence, zone·ify provides viewers the ability to create a personalized viewing experience. Using conventional remotes and touch on smart mobile phones, viewers interact with highly curated stories that resonate. With the click of a button, the channel is reprogrammed to reflect the viewer’s preferred thematic choice. The more a subscriber watches, the quicker the platform learns preferences and creates personalized linear channels from content a viewer truly loves from a continuously growing library of exciting new video content.
Zone·tv bridges the gap between technology and engaging programming with its innovative technology solution offering a best-in-class, convenient and highly-personalized viewer experience. The zone·tv™ Studio suite of tools allows any video service provider to create personalized thematic channels with their own content. Zone·tv uses its own zone·tv™ Studio tools to create personalized thematic channels with their own content. Zone·tv uses its own zone·tv™ Studio tools to create the zone·ify multi-channel video service, an unprecedented linear and personalized TV experience. Its proprietary software architecture combined with an 8,000+ hour content library has powered the company’s monumental growth. Zone·tv has become the largest provider of thematic subscription video on demand services in North America with more than 28 SVOD Channels.
Its diverse programming can be seen on Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Rogers Ignite TV, CenturyLink PrismTV, AT&T U-verse, TELUS OptikTV, Bell FibeTV, Frontier Vantage and others. The company has offices in Ontario and Santa Monica, CA. For more information, visit www.zone.tv.
About Endemol Shine Group
With world-class creative, production, distribution and commercial capabilities, Endemol Shine Group works on a unique local and global axis, comprised of 120 companies across all the world’s major markets, dedicated to creating content that entertains and enthrals billions of people around the world. Endemol Shine Group’s drama portfolio is international and diverse, with acclaimed worldwide hits such as Humans, Bron, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, Grantchester, Spring Tide, Penoza and Broadchurch. Global hits include MasterChef, Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, The Money Drop, Your Face Sounds Familiar, The Brain, Hunted and The Island along with new travelling formats All Together Now, Family Food Fight and Big Bounce Battle. Our content is enjoyed wherever the audience wants to watch and generates more than 3 billion monthly views online, with titles such as Mr Bean now among the world’s most popular entertainment brands on platforms including YouTube and Facebook. In 2018, Endemol Shine Group had 700 productions on air across 270 platforms in more than 70 territories, travelling more formats than any of our peers.