Alki David, CEO of Internet TV provider FilmOn, has revealed that the platform is to televise content from Voice of America (VOA), the largest international broadcaster of the US government.
Under the historic agreement, FilmOn.com will become the first global IPTV provider to carry VOA’s highly acclaimed English language news and features content, which will be available by PC, tablet and smartphone.
David explains: “This is an exciting partnership that will make available some of the most socially and politically important content that America has to offer the world. FilmOn is extremely proud to be chosen work with the federal government in this way to provide our viewers with an unrivalled service on a global basis.”
Voice of America was founded in 1942 and produces 1,800 hours of programming every week in 46 languages. It is traditionally broadcast via a network of transmitting stations operated by the International Broadcasting Bureau as well as local affiliates and attracts a weekly audience of 164 million people outside of the USA.
Under the new arrangement, FilmOn will broadcast a channel exclusively dedicated to VOA’s English-language programming, plus an additional channel, VOA Persian News Network, which will transmit in Persian.
FilmOn.com also now has partnerships with a number of leading advertising networks. In addition to attracting large audiences via its branded platforms, FilmOn’s affiliate scheme has seen some 2,500 sites sign up to its white label service. Under this scheme third party sites are able to show FilmOn’s content and receive a share of subsequent advertising revenue.