Bergen, Norway, June 12th, 2020 – Today Vimond Media Solutions, a global streaming technology company, announced its video content management solution has been chosen by VENN to power the video backbone of their startup gaming-centered media network.
The newly formed gaming, esports, and pop culture entertainment service founded by video-game veterans Ariel Horn and Ben Kusin, VENN or Video Game Entertainment and News Network, will deliver a 24/7 linear network for the streaming generation launching in August. With live studios in Los Angeles and soon to follow New York, VENN is estimated to produce roughly 35 hours of live programming per week.
“The Vimond technology stack incorporating Content Manager, Orchestrator, Content Delivery, and Curator enables a powerful video CMS and unparalleled VOD distribution aggregation service. This allows VENN’s streaming service infrastructure to be innovative, cloud-based, and flexible,” said Scott Gillies, VENN’s CTO. “We trust the Vimond team, and their great technology to power VENN’s video pipeline to best engage our viewers,” said Gillies.
Vimond’s toolset makes it possible for VENN to ingest, manage, and curate their unique content to quickly reach viewers with the ability to pivot as needed with business models and scale as adoption and viewership grow.
Vimond’s CEO, Helge Høibraaten beamed, “We are proud to yet again be chosen by a forward-thinking group such as the great team behind VENN as their partner to enable brilliant new audience experiences. Their focus on fast and flexible workflows to keep a fast pace of viewer centric innovation is directly in line with our own visions for where this industry is heading.”
About Vimond Media Solutions
Vimond Media Solutions develops and markets modular and interoperable video streaming solutions for the new world of TV. Established in 2011, with headquarters in Bergen, Norway, and offices around the world, Vimond powers services for world-leading online TV brands, top broadcasters, and content providers globally. Vimond helps companies adapt and grow a rapidly changing digital audience by providing unique technology and expertise.
VENN is a new kind of TV network for the streaming generation, aimed at gaming, pop culture, and esports audiences. Beta launching August 2020 live from Los Angeles, and later Three World Trade Center in New York, VENN will be distributed across a broad range of media platforms and offer original programming produced in-house and in partnership with some of the biggest names and creators across industries.