CTV Platform Kapang Signs Distribution Deal with WBC LIVE Channel
CTV Platform Kapang Signs Distribution Deal with World Boxing Council Linear Channel
2022 Kicks Off with a BANG 💥 Thanks to #Kapang
KENSINGTON, U.K. – Jan. 7, 2022 – In preparation for CES 2022 Las Vegas, View TV Group have signed a channel carriage deal on their Kapang CTV platform with leading combat-themed linear channel, WBC LIVE Channel Powered by VIVE, for broadcast in North America and the United Kingdom.
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 LIVE 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 iOS, 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 late Q1 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.