CTV platform Kapang signs distribution deal with World Boxing Council Linear TV Channel

CTV platform Kapang signs distribution deal with WBC Live powered by VIVE

In preparation for CES 2022 Las Vegas, View TV Group have signed a channel carriage deal on their Kapang CTV platform for broadcast in North America and the United Kingdom with leading combat-themed linear channel, WBC LIVE Channel Powered by VIVE.

With so much premium sports content ready for connected TV broadcast, Kapang viewers are in for a treat as VIVE Network has been working in unison with the World Boxing Council (WBC), to create the 24/7 professional boxing channel WBC LIVE. The variety of international bouts has made WBC LIVE a highly sought-after channel. WBC LIVE’s curated, niche lineup including combat news, analysis, commentary, weigh-ins, pre- and post-fight interviews, legacy fights, and live events will appeal to selective sports fans.

“The combination of HD and connected TV quality and traditional broadcast approach of Kapang with the vitality of content and up-to-the-minute focus makes watching WBC Boxing from Vive Network on the Kapang platform a winning formula. We look forward to seeing the impact the channel makes with viewers on both sides of the Atlantic” commented Jamie Branson, CEO, View TV Group.

UK- and US-based viewers of the Kapang CTV platform will be able to enjoy WBC LIVE’s premium fight channel across a broad range of platforms and devices. The Kapang app is available on Apple iPhone and iPad, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Play, Fire TV stick and NVDIA Shield as well as on the Kapang Set Top Box and website. Soon Kapang will further expand its reach to Roku, LG Web OS, Samsung Smart and Amazon Alexa platforms.

“Our mission is to proliferate WBC LIVE Channel to as many distribution outlets, territories, and households as possible, and Kapang is a perfect partner for growing its global footprint for fight fans to enjoy worldwide,” said John Jacaman, VIVE Network Director.

The channel will be live on Kapang UK & US in mid-January 2022.

View TV Group

View TV Group comprises four companies including Kapang Ltd. The Kapang CTV platform provides the equivalent of a cable television output but with distribution over the internet. It reduces complexity, enables faster time to market, lower staffing costs and delivers audience revenue technology that provides addressable advertising for higher revenues. This is delivered to viewers in HD or 4K for an experience comparable to that of traditional TV.

VIVE Network Limited

VIVE Network manages and operates WBC LIVE Channel on behalf of World Boxing Council and is working with promoters worldwide to stage a continuum of televised live professional boxing and Muay Thai bouts in every corner of the globe in 2022. VIVE is endeavouring to standardise professional combat production as much as possible to elevate the viewing experience for both audiences at home, as well as in-attendance. Starting in 2022, WBC LIVE Channel will showcase ongoing series of free-to-view fight nights from international locations, including Thailand, India, the Middle East, South Africa, the Philippines, and many more origins typically inaccessible to Western viewers.

Contact Details:

For View TV Group

Ian Crawford

Ian.crawford@viewtvgroup.com

+44 (0)20 3137 2900

+44 (0)7973 442809

Contact Details:

For VIVE Network Limited

Danielle Jacaman

wbclive@vivetv.network

+1 682 283 8483

Written by Nicky Wicky

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