Partnership further bolsters the NetRange content portfolio and enables Chinese-based Mango TV to achieve global expansion
Hamburg, Germany, May 11, 2022 - NetRange MMH GmbH (‘NetRange’), the global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, today announced it has partnered with Mango TV to bring its leading Chinese VoD content library to millions of TVs worldwide through the NetRange Smart TV App Store.
The agreement allows Mango TV to leverage NetRange’s single integration process, eliminating the need for complex content agreements with individual brands. NetRange provides content to millions of Smart TVs, set-top-boxes and other connected devices; enabling Mango TV to bring its programming to as many Chinese users on as many devices as possible.
Mango TV is an online video platform of Hunan Broadcasting System. This popular service offers a wide variety of quality dramas, movies, classic series, celebrity TV programmes, cultural documentaries and educational content with subtitles for multiple languages. Currently, the number of members registered on Mango TV exceeds 50 million.
“Our partnership with Mango TV means that we can further expand and diversify the NetRange Chinese content portfolio to serve several languages,” said Michi Uemetsu, CTO, ACCESS CO., LTD. “We’re excited to bring Mango TV’s exciting VOD library to Chinese users worldwide, and look forward to helping more content providers to reach their target viewers.”
About Mango TV
Mango TV is an online video platform of Hunan Broadcasting System. Under the guideline of “cloud-based multiple screens with diversity unity”, and by cultivating its core competitiveness through self-produced content, Mango TV has gone through a journey featuring exclusiveness, uniqueness and originality. With Series A and Series B financing completed through market-based operation, and thanks to the successful asset restructuring in June 2018, Mango TV become the first state-controlled video platform listed on the stock market in China. Ranking high in the industry and being the largest new media platform in the broadcasting system in terms of the number of subscribers, Mango TV has been awarded China News Award for three consecutive years, and Top 30 National Cultural Enterprises, Pioneer Unit of National Radio and Television Media Integration, and China’s Top 20 Internet Companies (the only state-controlled company) for two consecutive years. Moreover, it has been selected in the World’s 500 Largest Media Companies for six years in a row, and ranks among the top 10 new media brands in Asia.
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Index, 4813) has been providing advanced IT solutions centred on mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by more than 350 companies. Utilising its network virtualisation technology expertise and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialisation of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company maintains subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.
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NetRange, an ACCESS CO., LTD. company (Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Index, 4813), is a leading pioneer of Smart TV and a global provider of white labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems and app stores.
NetRange operates an integrated, full-service solution which includes UI design, payment, billing and customer management, content aggregation, backend services including global CDN, second level support and app development for more than 100 global CE, TV, STB, retailer and operator brands, including Vodafone, Grundig, Arçelik, TCL, Skyworth, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, IKEA, MSH, Thomson HD+. Its fully featured Smart TV Appstore includes local and global premium VoD stores, linear TV channels via IP, cloud games, live sports, music and lifestyle apps. It makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world.
In addition, NetRange also leverages its content relationships and broadcast technology expertise to provide OS.CAR, a connected car infotainment platform and VISNOS, a client-based Smart TV OS that significantly reduces the BOM cost for TV manufacturers through enabling a full Smart TV through devices with low-powered CPUs.