Unicorn Media and Flingo Monetize Smart TV App Content Through Dynamic Ad Insertion
Patented Unicorn Once(TM) Enables Dynamic Ad Insertion Anywhere within a Stream
TEMPE, Ariz., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Unicorn Media today announced a new partnership with Flingo, a leading Smart TV apps publisher that delivers content on more than 20 million devices worldwide. Using Unicorn Media’s patented Unicorn Once(TM) technology, Flingo now provides additional monetization opportunities for content owners using dynamic ad insertion tools to deliver ads anywhere within a video stream. As a result, Smart TV owners can access more free movies and long-form content than ever before.
Smart TV apps are an increasingly popular entertainment choice for consumers around the world, and Flingo provides an engaging TV experience with the most extensive portfolio of apps and platform technologies. Flingo publishes over 70 video apps for leading media companies that are available on nearly every major Smart TV platform.
Unicorn Media’s revolutionary Unicorn Once(TM) technology enables Flingo’s content partners to increase monetization opportunities through dynamic ad insertion anywhere in the stream. Targeted pre, mid and post-roll ads seamlessly inserted throughout the content and geared specifically to each individual viewer enable publishers to provide an improved, personalized viewing experience. Additionally, Unicorn Once(TM) is a server-side technology, eliminating the need for client-side code, plug-ins or SDKs.
“We are thrilled to partner with Flingo to deliver a personalized viewing experience through their Smart TV app framework,” said Bill Rinehart, Founder and CEO, Unicorn Media. “Our technology enables Flingo to quickly and easily deliver quality content to its viewing audience while generating additional revenue for content owners. We look forward to working with Flingo to continually enhance the process for distributing and monetizing content.”
“Flingo provides content owners a turnkey solution to reach every major Smart TV platform. We are excited that many of our partners are utilizing Unicorn’s solutions to bring more quality long-form content to Smart TVs than ever before,” said Alvir Navin, co-founder of Flingo.
The ability to stream video to Smart TVs and other devices gives publishers and broadcasters new ways to reach potential viewers and generate additional ad revenue. Unicorn Once(TM) resolves content formatting issues that have hampered monetization and addresses difficulties with ad insertion on multiple operating systems, removing obstacles for publishers and broadcasters looking to take advantage of these new opportunities.
Founded in 2008, Flingo delivers a more engaging TV experience through its portfolio of applications and TV platform technologies. Flingo publishes more Smart TV apps than any other company in the world and is a product and service of Free Stream Media Corp. Flingo’s automatic content recognition (ACR) platform uniquely identifies TV programs within 3 seconds through computer vision, signal processing, video fingerprinting within Smart TVs. Flingo is currently available on over 20 million screens, in 118 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit http://flingo.tv/acr-syncapps.html, or follow @FlingoTV.
About Unicorn Media, Inc.
Unicorn Media, Inc. is the leading provider of Internet video solutions that enable companies to maximize IP video profitability for live and VOD content. Our patented technology, Unicorn OnceVOD(TM), allows customers to ingest video content one time and deliver it to every Internet-connected device via a single URL. OnceVOD(TM) and OnceLIVE(TM) allow content owners to monetize their content on any device by dynamically inserting targeted ads and analyzing content and ad performance in real-time on every platform, allowing for on-the-fly changes to maximize profitability.
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