The investment is part of a larger You.i TV Series C funding, first announced in November 2018.
Following the investment, David Beazley, director of software engineering at Sky streaming service NOW TV, will join the company board. He will sit alongside representatives from AT+T, Causeway Media Partners, and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.
“Sky and You.i TV share a vision to connect customers to great content, via easy, frictionless user experiences,” said Beazley. “Through this investment, both Sky and You.i TV will be able to share learnings and gain insights into how world-class viewing experiences can be easily replicated across multiple devices.”
You.i TV offers a video experience platform to deliver content across multiple platforms with an architecture designed for maximal code reuse.
“The backing of Sky, alongside our existing strategic investors, highlights the fact that You.i TV is at the forefront of the trend solving the world of device fragmentation as consumers demand content everywhere” said You.i TV CEO and Co-Founder Jason Flick. “With the support of this unparalleled group of strategic investors we look forward to fueling the expansion of You.i TV’s global footprint, developer community, and reimagining the ad experience”.
You.i TV now supports React Native, an open-source development framework pioneered by Facebook, as part of a unified app strategy.