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NetRange and FUNKE Digital TV Guide Cooperate to Bring “watchmi” App to Premium TV Devices

NetRange and FUNKE Digital TV Guide Cooperate to Bring “watchmi” App to Premium TV Devices

NetRange, the global leader for white label Smart TV portals, and FUNKE Digital TV Guide, provider of solutions for the supply of editorial content as well as for target-oriented, personalized advertising, are joining forces.Thanks to the cooperation, Smart TV users in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein will have access to the “Themenkanäle von watchmi“ (“watchmi theme channels”) on devices that carry the NetRange portal, among them brands like Loewe, Sharp, TCL, Skyworth or Changhong.

“Themenkanäle von watchmi“ provides content of noted editorial partners such as EuroNews, Reuters, dpa, kicker.de, BILD, joiz, Welt der Wunder, Stiftung Warentest, AMPYA and others, thus allowing access to videos covering the domains News, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and Science. Already today, more than 50 channels from more than 20 editorial partners are available in 11 categories, the range being constantly increased and adjusted.

“I’m looking forward to cooperating with FUNKE Digital TV Guide“, said Jan Wendt, Managing Director of NetRange. “Together, we will enable Smart TV users to create their own playlists from a huge choice of high-quality content.“

“Thanks to the cooperation with NetRange, the thematic channels of watchmi are now available on devices of Loewe, Sharp, Skyworth and other brands. We are happy to be able to provide the premium content of our editorial partners to users of those brands”, said Stephan Zech, CEO of FUNKE Digital TV Guide GmbH.

About NetRange
As one of the pioneers of Smart TV, NetRange is the leading global provider of white labeled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems. The company is operating an integrated, full-service solution which includes UI design, payment, billing and customer management, content aggregation, backend services incl. global CDN, second level support and app development for more than 100 global CE, TV, STB, retailer and operator brands, such as Vodafone, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, Ikea, TCL, MSH, Thomson, Skyworth or HD+. Its fully featured content portfolio includes local and global premium VoDs, linear TV channels via IP, cloud games, live sports, music and lifestyle apps. On its white labeled Smart TV app store NetRange makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world. In 2016 NetRange will launch OS.CAR, the new connected car infotainment platform.
For more information, please visit www.netrange.com

About FUNKE Digital TV Guide GmbH
Under its brand name „watchmi“, FUNKE Digital TV Guide GmbH, a company of FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE, is offering innovative software solutions to grant TV users orientation in the constantly growing and ever-changing market of content, offers and devices. HD receivers, digital video recorders, game consoles, PCs, smartphones and tablets carry FUNKE Digital TV Guide GmbH’s Electronic Program Guides (EPG), recommendation mechanisms and applications for personalized TV. FUNKE Digital TV Guide GmbH also supports hardware manufacturers and service provider to develop customized offers.
Further information: http://corp.watchmi.tv

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