Tuesday 6 March 2018 – London – Simplestream, leaders in live and on-demand OTT services, today announced that its award-winning VOD-in-a-Box platform was selected by Hit Networks to build its pioneering on-demand streaming service HistoryHit.TV, which is hosted by British television personality Dan Snow.
“History is my life!” commented Dan Snow when asked why he launched HistoryHit. “In this ever changing world, I passionately believe that we need history more than ever’.
Launched in Q4 2017, HistoryHit.TV is a new global Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) channel that provides history buffs with new original programmes featuring the world’s leading historians and an extensive library of licensed documentaries.
“Our fans are hungry for unrivalled access to history content anytime, anywhere and on a number of devices,” says Tom Clifford, CEO of HistoryHit. “We are especially keen to expand our footprint and grow our audience in the U.S. Simplestream has given us the expertise and proven technology we need to build and grow this ambitious service. The fact that Simplestream has already successfully delivered these types of video service projects for top tier content owners, distributors and operators helped ensure a successful launch of HistoryHit.TV.”
HistoryHit.TV is available on iOS mobile and tablets, Android mobile and tablets, and desktop. The service will also be made available on Amazon Fire and Apple TV in Q2 2018. Ten percent of its profits will be donated to history education programs around the world.
“Working with History Hit is another great example of how our technology changes the playing field for on-demand video services,” says Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer of Simplestream. “VOD-in-a-Box offers an elegant solution to solving multi-device video service delivery, and we are pleased to see it supporting History Hit to offer something new and extraordinary to its subscribers.”
About VOD-in-a-Box: Unveiled at IBC 2017 and winner of an IBC Best of Show award from TVTechGlobal, VOD-in-a-Box is a future-proofed, multiscreen, end-to-end white-label streaming solution. It delivers next-generation content to market in as little as 6 to 12 weeks for broadcasters and content owners who need to roll out video-on-demand services in a single territory or internationally. The solution includes support for all OTT platforms and a range of monetisation options, allowing any combination of subscriptions (SVoD), advertising (AVoD) and pay-per-view and other transactional models (TVoD). Flexible and cost-effective customer management, packaging and billing options are also fully supported.