Hamburg, Germany, June 30, 2022 – NetRange MMH GmbH (‘NetRange’), the global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, today announced that it has been selected by Tencent Video to power the international expansion of its WeTV service by reaching new Smart TV and connected device users through the NetRange Smart TV App Store.
This agreement enables WeTV to leverage NetRange’s single integration process, eliminating the need for complex content agreements with individual device brands and manufacturers. NetRange provides content to millions of Smart TVs, set-top-boxes, and other connected devices; enabling viewers to enjoy WeTV on as many devices as possible.
Tencent Video has built a strong portfolio of diversified content and strong original content, driven by the mission of continuously enhancing the user experience. It has grown into one of the largest online video platforms in China. WeTV is a global video streaming platform launched by Tencent Video. It has a diverse content portfolio, including TV series, entertainment, movies, and anime, and provides multiple languages settings and subtitles. Viewers can enjoy and download multiple categories of high-quality content. In addition to exclusive content made by Tencent Video, WeTV acquires overseas content and cooperates with local film and television companies to produce local contents, to offer the best services to a global audience. WeTV has achieved over 60 million downloads globally in 2021 and over 35 million subscribers on YouTube.
“Adding WeTV content to the NetRange App Store is a real win-win,” said Michi Uemetsu, CTO, ACCESS CO., LTD. “With this one agreement; WeTV will be available on millions of devices; we enable consumers to access WeTV on Smart TVs and other connected devices; and our device partners get to broaden their content offering, with WeTVs multi-language offering of entertainment, movies, anime and much more. What’s more, we provide a worry-free integration process that takes just a month. We’re delighted that we’ve been able to help Tencent Video reach millions of new viewers for WeTV and look forward to WeTV enjoying explosive growth in Southeast Asia and beyond.”
NetRange, an ACCESS CO., LTD. company (Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Index, 4813), is a leading pioneer of Smart TV and a global provider of white labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems and app stores.
NetRange operates an integrated, full-service solution which includes UI design, payment, billing and customer management, content aggregation, backend services including global CDN, second level support, and app development for more than 100 global CE, TV, STB, retailer, and operator brands, including Vodafone, Grundig, Arçelik, TCL, Skyworth, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, IKEA, MSH, Thomson HD+. Its fully featured Smart TV Appstore includes local and global premium VoD stores, linear TV channels via IP, cloud games, live sports, music, and lifestyle apps. It makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world.
In addition, NetRange also leverages its content relationships and broadcast technology expertise to provide OS.CAR, a connected car infotainment platform, and VISNOS, a client-based Smart TV OS that significantly reduces the BOM cost for TV manufacturers through enabling a full Smart TV through devices with low-powered CPUs.
About Tencent Video
Tencent Video is the leading online video streaming platform in China. With an extensive content library of drama series, films, variety shows, animation, sports, documentaries, news, and many more, Tencent Video provides the best entertainment experience to audience across different platforms and devices.