NBCUniversal’s Seeso Powered by thePlatform
SEATTLE, WA – January 28, 2016 – thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing company and part of Comcast Wholesale, today announced that it will partner with NBCUniversal’s Seeso, a new online streaming comedy channel from NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises. The subscription service debuted earlier this month.
Announced in 2015, Seeso will be a first-of-its-kind offering from NBCUniversal, providing comedy fans a premium, ad-free subscription service for $3.99 per month, across online streaming platforms, connected devices and other distribution partners. Seeso will feature exclusive, original series and stand-up from Dan Harmon, Upright Citizens Brigade, Cameron Esposito, Wyatt Cenac, and other comic illuminati, plus curated content including NBC Late Night Shows, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” “The Kids in the Hall,” the U.S. and U.K. versions of “The Office,” and more.
Specifically, Seeso will use thePlatform’s cloud-based mpx video publishing system to deliver on-demand and live streaming video services and commerce, providing centralized video uploads, easy workflow management, metadata management, subscriber management, transactions, viewing rights enforcement, and automated publishing across devices and video players. In addition, thePlatform worked with long-time technology partner Accedo, which created engaging user interfaces, and will provide customer care and support for the new online subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.
“We are very proud to play such a key role in bringing Seeso to fans’ screens across the U.S. and around the world,” said Michael Kurtzman, Vice President of Sales at thePlatform. “In the past year alone, thePlatform has helped major TV brands launch SVOD services across 25 countries. As this Seeso deployment shows, we can provide a robust online video solution that enables our content partners to focus their precious time on creating great content.”
Seeso will offer a variety of SVOD innovations, including an autoplay function, which provides immediate viewing satisfaction. Additionally, a hunt while you watch function will allow viewers to continue watching while they look for what to watch next; and a free-forever front porch, which will enable viewers to enjoy a subset of Seeso content – no credit card required – by entering only an email address. Additional information about Seeso is available at: www.Seeso.com. More information about thePlatform is available at www.thePlatform.com.
thePlatform®, a part of Comcast Wholesale, is the TV industry’s leading video management and publishing company. Companies rely on thePlatform as their cloud-based, central hub for managing, monetizing, and distributing shows, movies, and other videos across any screen around the globe. Customers include: the majority of the top 50 most-watched cable programming networks, including AMC Networks, USA Network, History Channel, A+E, E!, Syfy, Travel Channel Media, and others; top broadcasters’ properties from CBS, FOX, NBCUniversal, CBC, Bell Media, Shaw Media, and others; the largest pay TV providers in the world, including Liberty Global, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox, Rogers, BT, Telstra, and others; and OTT subscription services such as shomi, Stan, STARZ PLAY Arabia, Viaplay, and others. For more information: www.thePlatform.com.
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