OwnZones Media Network Launches Zypline Media Asset Management and Delivery Platform for OTT Market
Automated Workflow Tool Streamlines Content Optimization and Distribution, Enabling Media Owners to Deliver Content to OTT Platforms Around the World in Hours Rather than Weeks
LOS ANGELES(30 Jan 2017)
OwnZones Media Network (OMN), a global provider of technology and media solutions for the motion picture, television and digital content creation industries, announced today the launch of Zypline, a proprietary media asset management and distribution platform for the OTT market. Zypline revolutionizes the ability of media owners to quickly and effectively deliver premium quality video to OTT platforms around the world, cutting distribution time from weeks to hours while significantly reducing costs.
With its distribution workflow vetted by top OTT and cable providers worldwide, Zypline simplifies and automates the process of optimizing and delivering content to the large and growing universe of OTT content platforms. Designed as a digital workbench for non-technical users, Zypline eliminates the difficult and lengthy process of preparing content and associated assets like subtitles, watermarking and timecodes to meet the varying technical standards of each distribution endpoint. Supported platforms include Roku, Hulu, Verizon, Comcast, LeTV and more than a dozen other top OTT services.
“Zypline unlocks the value of media companies’ vast content libraries, allowing them to bring hundreds or even thousands of titles to a broad range of top OTT platforms with a minimum of effort,” said OMN founder and CEO Dan Goman. “As consumers accelerate their move away from traditional entertainment platforms to a variety of OTT options, having the ability to effectively distribute content to this highly fragmented market has become increasingly important. With Zypline, media companies can now keep up.”
Zypline encompasses a full range of capability empowering studios and networks to centralize all OTT operations within a single environment. Key features include secure digital asset management, multiple output formats and containers, customizable workflows to support batch processing, the ability to assemble complex composite media and support for multiple worldwide delivery windows.
“Digital distribution no longer needs to be a pain point for movie studios and media owners,” said Doug Lee, head of programming at OMN and former EVP, worldwide digital media at MGM. “Zypline handles all of the complexity under the hood, empowering media companies to deliver content to OTT platforms around the world more quickly and at lower cost than ever before possible. It’s a huge advance for digital delivery, allowing clients to maximize the value and reach of their content libraries via an elegant, powerful and user-friendly dashboard.”
Built with an eye to the future, Zypline has also been designed to support the new SMPTE 2067 Interoperable Master Format (IMF). Media companies can use Zypline for distribution to all manner of OTT platforms including subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD), transactional-video-on-demand (TVOD) and ad-supported-video-on-demand (AVOD) services.
About OwnZones Media Network
OwnZones Media Network is a global provider of technology and media solutions for the motion picture, television and digital content creation industries. The company’s proprietary technology platform and integrated marketing and programming services offer content owners a single-source, end-to-end solution for delivering world class viewing experiences across all OTT platforms including web, mobile apps and connected devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Arizona and Romania, OwnZones network partners and clients include Comcast, Magnolia Pictures, British Pathe, DirecTV, Scripps, TimeWarner, Amazon, Hulu, Verizon, T-Mobile Bing-On and SonyVue, among others.