Los Angeles: Novocomedy, provider of funny family shows and clips, has announced its entry into the OTT market, offering on-demand streaming and a linear channel, developed in partnership with OTTera, a white label video service.
Paris-based Novocomedy is popular around the world for hilarious family programmes like hidden camera pranks, home video “fails” and comedy sketches. On-demand streaming content will launch on global platforms and as a linear channel distributed to Rad, Plex, TCL, ZEASN, rlaxx and many more.
“This is a first for our company that always been specializing in dealing directly with TV networks around the world for the past 20 years,” said Novocomedy Founder-CEO François-Xavier Poirier. “As a B2B company, we had to learn with the help of a good partner in OTTera, and this new approach in dealing with the B2C market can only be possible with such expertise. Allowing a network to seamlessly provide a 24-hour linear channel as well as dozens of VOD channels must be done with perfection. Our joint partnership clearly allows the viewer to have thousands of hours of funny family content that can be viewed in any country around the world.”
As a white label OTT company, OTTera will provide Novocomedy with a customized application, linear channel support, advertising and one of the widest distribution reaches in the OTT market.
“Novocomedy brings some of the best mostly non-dialogue humor content to viewers across the globe, which is something the world certainly needs right now,” said OTTera Inc co-CEO Stephen L. Hodge. “We are pleased to provide an avenue to get Novocomedy’s hilarious content in front of more audiences through OTTera’s distribution network of linear and on-demand streaming platforms.”
Novocomedy’s app is available on the App Store, Google Play, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV. The linear channel will be offered on Plex, Rad, TCL, ZEASN, rlaxx and more to follow.
Novocomedy (www.novocomedy.com) is a distribution company founded in 2009 based in Paris, France. Its catalogue contains one of the widest collections of funny and entertaining shows in the world, boasting more than 2000 hours of HD content ranging from candid cameras to home videos as well as magic, circus, sport or animation. Working hand-in-hand with its California-based production partner, Redwood Media, Novocomedy’s goal is to provide quality and highly entertaining programming to traditional TV broadcasters and VOD platforms around the world.
OTTera is a professional white label service that allows companies to quickly launch highly customized, affordable OTT services. Based in Los Angeles, OTTera manages 24 channels with over 50+ million users worldwide. The OTTera White Label Service offers companies the latest OTT technologies with one of the widest distribution reaches on the market. For over 10 years OTTera has maintained strong partnerships with the world’s largest CE manufacturers including Samsung, Vizio, Sony and Hisense.
The OTTera White Label Service is a fully managed scalable OTT service with native distribution across all major platforms including iOS, tvOS, Android, Android TV, Roku, HTML5, Chromecast and Web. The service offers linear distribution to cable/satellite services and vMVPDs (Samsung, LG, Sling, Xumo, Pluto, etc.), as well as diverse monetization including subscription, advertising and transactions.