Newsmax announced today that it has signed several agreements for the distribution of Newsmax programming around the world.
Zee5, whose parent company Zee Entertainment merged with Sony last year, is a streaming platform offering general entertainment content in 12 browsing and featured languages, including English.
Through this agreement, Zee5 will broadcast Newsmax’s news feed 24/7, as well as video-on-demand (VOD) content. Zee will also post content from Newsmax.com in its news section.
Initial distribution of Zee5’s Newsmax content will be in India, with possible expansion into the Middle East and North Africa.
Newsmax has also signed a distribution agreement with M7, one of Europe’s leading satellite, cable and over-the-top (OTT) providers owned by Canal+ with 3 million subscribers across Europe. Following the launch of the channel on M7 on July 4eNewsmax is now available in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary.
Bill Wijdeveld, VP platform content services at M7 Group, said: “We welcome Newsmax on board our TV platforms, allowing the channel to launch in multiple European markets in one go. We thank Newsmax for their trust in our service provision and look forward to fruitful cooperation in the years to come.”
To complement its recent global expansion efforts, Newsmax has struck a deal with streaming platform Flash News, owned by Foxtel, Australia’s largest news streaming service, which added Newsmax on July 19.
“The demand for high-quality journalism is growing around the world as citizens around the world seek real information to help understand a complex world,” said Chris Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax. “We are delighted to work with Zee, M7 and Foxtel to bring our content to the world’s largest democracies, and we look forward to continuing to expand our global reach.”
Newsmax Media, Inc. operates Newsmax, the nation’s fourth highest rated cable news network and one of the top 25 cable channels, according to Nielsen.
Newsmax airs on all major cable and satellite systems, and is also available in over 100 million US homes through most streaming platforms.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) is a leading content company providing entertainment content to various audiences. With a presence in over 190 countries and a reach of over 1.3 billion people worldwide, ZEEL is one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies across genres, languages and content platforms. integrated.
The Luxembourg group M7, owned by Canal+ Group, is one of the main European pay-TV operators offering cultural and linguistic offers to more than 3 million subscribers in eight countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Czech, Slovakia. , Romania and Hungary.
Foxtel Group is Australia’s leading next-generation subscription television company with over 4 million subscribers, 65% owned by News Corp and 35% by Telstra.
The Foxtel Group’s four retail brands, which together reach almost 1 in 2 Australian households, include: Foxtel, a premium all-in-one entertainment service; Kayo Sports, a growing sports streaming service with over one million subscribers; BINGE, a world-class entertainment streaming service; and Flash, a news service offering more than 20 local and international news sources.
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