BUCHAREST, Romania, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/. OWNZONES Media Network (OMN), a global technology, distribution and content provider serving the OTT market, and UPC Romania, part of Liberty Global, announced the launch of OWNZONES Passport Romania, a new premium application service. Available exclusively to subscribers equipped with Horizon advanced set-top box, the new service debuts with a slate of original series featuring top Romanian and U.S. celebrity influencers, local millennial-focused news and a rich offering of top Hollywood feature films.
"OWNZONES Passport Romania represents an exciting premium app that offers exclusive content developed starting from the local needs of the market," said Dan Goman, founder and CEO of OMN. "We are excited to partner with UPC Romania on the new platform and see great opportunities for rolling out similar offerings in additional markets."
"The HORIZON TV Platform has an interactive applications portal on which the users can have access to diverse international and local content, relevant for every audience. It's a unique service on the Romanian market through which any TV can turn into a smart TV. Launching OWNZONES Passport application on our video platform supports the UPC strategy of offering the best entertainment experience to clients, coming with an original premium content," Bogdan Bucurei, Romania UPC Marketing Director declared.
OMN is leading all programming for the new platform, including production of four millennial-focused original series featuring Romanian celebrities Anna Lesko, Adelina Pestritu, Paul Siserman and Catalin Botezatu. These offerings will be augmented by existing OWNZONES.com original series like "Chloe on Pointe," with former "Dance Moms" breakout star Chloe Lukasiak, and "Hollywood DIY with How2Girl Courtney Sixx." Through its partnership with Circa, the fast growing mobile-friendly, video driven news and entertainment portal, OWNZONES will set up a dedicated news bureau with a Bucharest-based correspondent, who will file breaking news, documentaries, lifestyle reports on a daily basis.
The service will also launch with a curated selection of Hollywood feature films, including a Star Trek movie collection and William Shatner's exclusive documentary series, "The Captains."
"I am thrilled that "The Captains" series will make its Romanian debut on OWNZONES Passport Romania," said Shatner who starred as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek original series and feature films.
All UPC clients that have HORIZON service can access OWNZONES app. For more details, please access: https://www.upc.ro/ownzones
About OWNZONES Media Network
OWNZONES Media Network (OMN) 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. It also produces its own original programming targeting millennials. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Arizona and Romania, OMN network platform and clients include Comcast, Magnolia Pictures, British Pathe, Scripps, Amazon, T-Mobile Binge On, SonyVue, Roku, CenturyLink, Ubiquity, Vudu, adRise and Apple TV among others.
OMN offers direct-to-consumer streaming video in the form of OWNZONES.com, a channel-customizable VOD platform. For more information please visit www.ownzonesmedia.com.
About UPC Romania
UPC Romania, one of the biggest telecom companies on the local market, is a leader in technological innovation. The company provides television services (digital, satellite and analog), broadband Internet and telephony in about 300 communities. The digital services provided by UPC Romania connect the 1,245,000 customers to the digital universe and deliver amazing experiences. Services that UPC has premiered on the Romanian market include digital television, HD technologies, DVR, 3D, as well as high-speed internet, Fiber Power 500 Mbps. UPC Romania is an affiliate of Liberty Global, plc. For additional details, please visit www.upc.ro.
Liberty Global, plc. is the world leader in cable communications, with operations in more than 30 countries in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We connect people to the digital world and empower them to discover and experiment limitless possibilities. Our 3Play services – television, broadband internet and telephony – are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technological platforms that connect 59 million customers. Liberty Global has operations in 12 European countries and a brand portfolio which includes Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The LiLAC group operates in more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, under the brand names VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC.
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