Gothenburg, Sweden – (October 13, 2015) – ArrivalTV, a division of ArrivalGuides AB, is officially the largest provider of Destination Videos to Smart TV brands and set-top boxes (STBs) with the signing of NetRange as their latest video distribution partner. NetRange, of Hamburg, Germany, chose ArrivalGuides as a destination video supplier, or Content Service Provider (CSP), after seeing the quality and range of destination videos in the ArrivalTV library, representing over 580 destinations worldwide.
NetRange supplies a broad variety of content covering, among others, sports and special interest, including destination videos, to brands such as Philips, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, Ikea, TCL, MSH, Thomson, Skyworth, and HD+. On its white labeled Smart TV app store, NetRange makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world, be it via video on demand, catch up or linear channel.
“We are happy to show Smart TV users all over the world what their dream of a holiday could look like”, said Jan Wendt, CEO of Netrange. “It is great that ArrivalTV chose us for the distribution of their content to a highly interested target group.”
NetRange is the latest of a long line of Smart TV brand partners who are using ArrivalTV as their CSP, including Amazon for Amazon Fire TV, and Foxxum´s Smart TV apps for brands including Hisense, Medion, Metz, Haier, and Blaupunkt, plus in set-top box (STB) brands such as Kathrein, Vantage, Wisi, Xoro, Belsat, Micro Electronics and Tria – all supplied by Mstar, CVTE, SZMTZ and UMC brands.
Magnus Aideborn, CEO of ArrivalGuides, stated, “At ArrivalTV we firmly believe in the power of destination videos which are inspiring and engaging, assisting travelers in their decision making processes. It has been shown that travelers engage heavily with online video with 66% of travelers watching travel videos when they are thinking about taking a trip and 65% watching when they are choosing a destination. This was reported by Google in their 2014 Travels Road to Decision Research Study.”
“Visual content enables destination brands to tell better stories. The real power lies in triggering people to action by providing them with high quality videos for destinations which inspire them to book.”
ArrivalGuides destination partners, tourist boards, and DMOs, can upload unlimited videos to the ArrivalTV platform which are then available to millions of travelers.
Aviva Pearson, President of ArrivalGuides, said, “ArrivalTV activates the desire to travel. Through our new partnership with NetRange, and existing partnerships, we are committed to providing top quality destination videos to viewers all over the globe. This partnership will bring further value to the ArrivalGuides’ brand and strengthen its standing as the largest destination content provider in the world.”
NetRange is the leading global provider of white labeled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems. The company is operating an integrated, full-service solution which includes UI design, payment, billing and customer management, content aggregation, backend services incl. global CDN, second level support and app development for more than 100 global CE, TV, STB, retailer and operator brands, such as Philips, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, Ikea, TCL, MSH, Thomson, Skyworth or HD+. Its fully featured content portfolio includes local and global premium VoDs, linear TV channels via IP, cloud games, live sports, music and lifestyle apps. On its white labeled Smart TV app store NetRange makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.netrange.com