VIZIO SmartCast™ Users Have Access to Robust Line-up of Korean Pop Music and Related Content
NEW YORK, DECEMBER 16, 2021 – DMR, a pioneering digital media and entertainment company that serves passionate niche fandoms has expanded their existing content distribution offering on VIZIO (NYSE: VZIO) with the launch of the KMTV streaming video app. The KMTV app will provide VIZIO SmartCast users with a robust content line-up of all things K-Pop from the newest releases, to variety show highlights, to all things in between.
Available as a free, ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) app — as well as an ad-free, subscription (SVOD) option — on several mobile, connected TV devices and Smart TVs, KMTV (www.kmtvnow.com) helps fans catch the Korean wave, through music videos, entertainment, news and more.
Other DMR owned-and-operated apps available on VIZIO SmartCast include Midnight Pulp (horror/thriller/action), RetroCrush (classic anime), Cinehouse (general entertainment), AsianCrush (Pan-Asian), and Cocoro (kids/family). Additionally, RetroCrush and Cocoro have live, digital linear channels on VIZIO WatchFree+, VIZIO’s free streaming service.
“Korean culture is continuing to explode, with K-pop artists and their fans making a major impact on music charts, including in the U.S., and entertainment from South Korea among the most streamed shows in the world,” said DMR co-founder and CEO David Chu. “Having enjoyed a very successful relationship with VIZIO, DMR is pleased to be expanding our content line-up by bringing some of the most popular music in the world to millions of SmartCast users, as we further expand our company’s mandate to reach and engage fandoms across devices.”
“Adding KMTV to SmartCast’s offerings gives VIZIO audiences more ways to listen to all things K-pop,” said Chris Tanquary, Director of Business Development at VIZIO. “This is another example of how VIZIO aims to deliver popular programming from around the world to U.S. audiences.”
In addition to VIZIO, the KMTV app is also available via iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Plex (app and linear), Fire TV, Samsung (VOD app) and Hisense.
DMR (Digital Media Rights) is a privately-held digital media and entertainment company founded a decade ago by industry veterans David Chu and Michael Hong. Pioneers in digital entertainment, DMR is transforming the industry while specializing in OTT Channels, Social Media and Digital Distribution.
As a publisher and developer, DMR owns and operates seven OTT channels that have become leading destinations for their respective genres: AsianCrush (pan-Asian), Midnight Pulp (horror/thriller/action), Cinehouse (general entertainment), RetroCrush (classic anime), Cocoro (kids/family), and KMTV (K-Pop), and Cinehouse Selects (arthouse). These are available as video-on-demand (AVOD and/or SVOD) apps on Smart TVs, mobile and connected TV devices; on the web; and/or as linear, free ad supported television (FAST) channels on Peacock, Plex, Redbox, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, STIRR and VIZIO SmartCast. DMR’s Social Media division curates several social video channels for most of the above brands, as well as C-Crush (Chinese TV shows and movies), K-Crush (Korean pop culture) and QTTV (LGBTQ+).
DMR is also one of the world’s largest content aggregators and distributors with a catalog containing more than 7,500 premium titles from leading TV networks, studios, producers and sales agents. The company has cultivated distribution deals with Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Cable VOD, iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNow, Tubi, PlutoTV, The Roku Channel, Crackle, Hoopla, Kanopy, Vudu, to name a few. DMR also operates a Digital Advertising Marketplace which provides video and display ads via direct sales and programmatic channels (Connected TV, desktop, and mobile) while connecting brands and media buying agencies to premium publishers.
Founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, our mission at VIZIO Holding Corp. (NYSE: VZIO) is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. We are driving the future of televisions through our integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful SmartCast™ operating system. We also offer a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. Our platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to target and dynamically serve ads.
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