VIZIO Smartcast adds 5 channels; Cinedigm partnership

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VIZIO has selected Cinedigm’s Matchpoint Blueprint as a preferred development platform to provide video streaming apps across VIZIO SmartCast TVs in the US. The offering will open the door for premium content partners to bring new applications and programming to the VIZIO SmartCast platform.

“We’re pleased to have Cinedigm’s Matchpoint Blueprint platform as a means for content owners and distributors to quickly and easily develop applications for VIZIO SmartCast,” said Katherine Pond, Vice President of Business Development at VIZIO. “This will allow us to build out even more diverse programming including niche content verticals.”

Five of Cinedigm’s widely-distributed networks will be the first apps utilising the Matchpoint Blueprint framework to debut on the SmartCast platform including:

  • CONtv – a digital-first entertainment network devoted exclusively to pop culture fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, grindhouse and rarely seen films and TV series.
  • Dove Channel – a direct-to-consumer streaming service offering family-friendly and faith-based entertainment
  • Bambu – a linear Chinese entertainment channel offering content previously unavailable to US audiences
  • Comedy Dynamics – a linear channel presenting 24/7 stand-up comedy specials
  • Docurama – a streaming service dedicated to delivering high-quality documentary films

Matchpoint Blueprint enables content partners to easily develop and launch video streaming apps on the VIZIO SmartCast platform. In addition to being compatible with VIZIO SmartCast, Matchpoint Blueprint provides support for other leading platforms such as iOS and Android devices, as well as desktop browsers—allowing consumers to conveniently access these streaming services directly from their phones, and cast to their VIZIO SmartCast TV via Chromecast built-in.

“Cinedigm is proud to establish this partnership with VIZIO as we rollout the Matchpoint Blueprint platform and release our CONtv, Dove Channel, Docurama, Bambu and Comedy Dynamics apps across their SmartCast televisions,” said Tony Huidor, Cinedigm’s Senior Vice President of Product & Technology.

“VIZIO has long stood as a leader in the smart TV Industry. Their strong commitment to revolutionising and enhancing the traditional television viewing experience is a perfect complement to our own mission, and we look forward to working with them further to provide consumers with the absolute best user experience on the market today,” Huidor added.


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