ZoneTV Scores With BigBalls

Programmer Acquires Content from Two Fast-Growing,
Digital-First Soccer Networks

MIAMI BEACH– NATPE — Jan. 18, 2016 – ZoneTV, which brings the best in digital-first video to pay TV homes, has penned an agreement with London-based BigBalls Media to carry sports programming from two of its fastest-growing digital-first soccer networks, KICK and Copa90, homes to football fan culture.
“BigBalls Media’s digital networks and social platforms will give us a tremendous edge in capturing the attention those who don’t just watch soccer, but are passionate about all aspects of the game they love,” said Jeff Weber, CEO, ZoneTV. “We consider our new relationship to be a win for everyone, including subscribers, MVPD partners and our company.”

These digital channels, which bring together soccer fans across multiple online platforms, have become some of the most influential soccer brands in digital. Copa90, launched in 2012, targets the global soccer community while KICK was created to focus on the North American market.
“ZoneTV allows us to bring our exciting soccer content to fans via a new and exciting interactive and personal pay TV channel, to expand our reach in the U.S.,” said Gerardo Chapa, corporate development manager of BigBalls Media.

ZoneTV licenses the best online content for pay television operators and curates the video into popular genres. ZoneTV programming is accessed by subscribers from the cloud via the electronic program guide (EPGs), providing affiliates a chance to expand video offerings without the need to clear and dedicate a linear channel to accommodate the expansion. ZoneTV turns this difficult-to-find online content into exciting and easy-to-use television.
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