VME Selects Comcast Wholesale's Content Solutions Unit For VOD Distribution
New York City, NY
Peep, Dibo, and many more now available on Comcast Media Center’s VOD distribution platform
Vme Media Inc. announced today that it has selected Comcast Media Center’s (CMC) Content Solutions unit to manage and deliver video on demand (VOD) programming for its Spanish-language television network. Vme’s on demand programming delivered via the CMC’s VOD distribution platform includes Peep, Dibo, Bruno and the Banana Bunch, Wild Animal Baby Explorers, and Rosie’s World. CMC’s VOD footprint encompasses cable systems across multiple MSOs serving more than 56 million VOD –enabled households in the U.S. and Canada.
Vme’s smart, engaging and empowering entertainment uniquely serves the Latino community with extraordinary programming that encourages learning, imagination and originality. Its 24-hour digital broadcast service is already carried on basic digital cable in major markets across the country and nationally via satellite.
“Distribution of Vme’s one-of-a-kind entertainment and educational programming through CMC’s platform will complement both carriage of our linear channel in markets serving more than 10 million U.S. Latino households and introduce us to new markets as free VOD content for digital video customers,” said Alvaro Garnica, Vme’s General Manager.
”We are very pleased to count Vme among the growing number of video service providers that rely upon us to meet their goal of reaching Spanish-language households throughout North America,” said Richard Buchanan, Vice President and General Manager of Content Solutions at Comcast Media Center. “CMC’s VOD distribution platform is ideally suited to meet the needs of Vme and other television programming networks looking for a fast, reliable, cost effective, widely adopted and quality-driven solution for their content distribution requirements.”
CMC, which distributes more than 12,000 hours of on demand video programming per month, provides its wide range of VOD services from one central location including content acquisition, transcoding, editing and distribution. The platform operates under automated workflows and remote management capabilities to accelerate the delivery of VOD content. In addition to its role in uploading and managing television programming and related metadata, the CMC’s web-based portal lets clients track each VOD asset from CMC receipt to distribution across the VOD platform’s footprint.
Vme delivers drama, music, sports, news, current affairs, food, lifestyle, nature and educational preschool content to our viewers. The 24-hour Spanish network, partnered with public television stations, is currently available in more than 10 million Hispanic homes reaching nearly 80 percent of the market. Vme is the first venture of the media production and distribution company, Vme Media, Inc. To find out more please visit www.VmeTV.com.