German Motorvision group has gained five new distribution partners for its car and motorsports channel Motovision TV.
Post Luxembourg will offer the German channel as well as the pan-European feed in French language on its Post TV platform. In the Middle East, Motorvision TV will become available on Intigral’s Jawwy TV streaming service.
The complete Motorvision portfolio, which includes the Asian version of the linear pay-TV channel as well as subscription and free on-demand content financed by advertising, will be provided by iflix in Southeast Asia, covering countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Motorvision programmes can be received for the first time in South Korea through a contract with South Korea’s largest telco Korea Telecom. They will be distributed on the company’s video-on-demand platform.
In the USA, a partnership agreement was signed with Xumo. For the first time, Motorvision’s short-form video archive and a selection of premium programmes will be available free of charge to US households. Xumo is an advertising-funded OTT platform integrated on more than 20 million smart TVs from leading brands such as LG (via the LG Channel Plus offer), Vizio, Panasonic and Funai Electronics (Magnavox, Sanyo and Philips). Xumo is also available through apps on Roku devices and iOS/Android smartphones and tablets.
“In an increasingly challenging environment for many content providers, it really pays off for us that we’re a flexible company and own full rights to all of our productions,” said Raimund Köhler, CEO of Motorvision. “That way, we can offer our partners the best product possible: be it short-form content for digital platforms, a diversified show portfolio for emerging OTT services or our linear channels with live sports for established and new entertainment providers.”
The contract with iflix and Korea Telecom was negotiated by the agency Superswiss in Singapore, headed by Stefan Knobloch. The agreement with Intigral was concluded by SAWA Rights Management (SRM).