OAN Picks Up New Distribution Partner
OAN may be losing distributors for its live linear network left and right but the company announced that it has picked up a new partner for its FAST service. OAN announced today that it is now available through a partnership with NetRange in the U.S. and a phased rollout will also expand its reach to more than 50 million NetRange equipped devices globally by year end.
OAN has been leaning on FAST distribution where it is available to more than 250 million monthly active users (according to the service) through partnerships with leading streaming platforms and CTV devices including The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Vizio, TCL and VIDAA. As part of the deal, AWE Plus, a second entertainment channel also owned by Herring Networks, will be made available across the NetRange footprint globally, as well.
Founded in Germany in 2009 as a pioneer for Smart TV portals and ecosystems, NetRange has become the fastest growing Smart TV white-label solutions provider worldwide. It’s cloud-based App portal comes complete with fully copyrighted content and is integrated with leading Smart TV global brands, ODMs, mainboard manufacturers and other connected devices such as Smart Projector and OTT Set Top Box platforms.