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FlameFy, OKAST to launch jazz SVoD Qwest TV

July 18, 2017

Qwest TV brings together two generations of committed music lovers who share a single passion: jazz. This joint Franco-American collaboration between the legendary Quincy Jones and Reza Ackbaraly has given birth an SVoD platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms.

Launching in the US autumn 2017, subscribers to Qwest TV will choose when and where to watch a personalised, hand-picked selection of exclusive, original content including concerts, documentaries, interviews and archival footage on their mobile devices and computers in HD or 4K for a monthly fee starting at $7.49.

Reza Ackbaraly has selected a partner with the French digital startup ME.I.G. Group, through its solutions FlameFy & OKAST, to help revolutionize the jazz experience through a unique smart video streaming platform : using big data analysis on audience and content consumption to deliver to users a remarkable premium streaming platform.

Cedric Monnier, CEO of M.E.I. Group, commented, “We’re thrilled to partner on a such exciting project with one of the most recognised artist in the music industry. With millions of jazz fans, there is definitely a strong demand for a premium streaming platform.  Successful OTT services will be those able to collect and use smartly all kind of digital data to provide a personalized and awesome experience to a worldwide fan base. A customer-driven approach by the data is the key. Art meets Technology. ”

Commented Jones, “The dream of Qwest TV is to let jazz and music lovers everywhere experience these incredibly rich and diverse musical traditions in a whole new way.  At my core, I am a bebopper, and over the course of my seventy-year career in music I have witnessed first-hand the power of jazz – and all of its off-spring from the blues and R&B to pop, rock and hip-hop, to tear down walls and bring the world together. I believe that a hundred years from now, when people look back at the 20th century, they will view Bird, Miles and Dizzy, as our Mozart, Bach, Chopin and Tchaikovsky, and it is my hope that Qwest TV will serve to carry forth and build on the great legacy that is jazz for many generations to come.”

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