Saturday, September 18, 2010
Companies To Watch: ZoweeTV
With Google TV looming, the new and (allegedly) improved Apple TV, Boxee and all the other over-the-top players, Internet-enabled TVs and mobile video platforms I have yet to see a truly integrated breakout multi-screen platform. Until now...
So I was fortunate enough to be invited to a product demo and presentation by a company called Vaenco out of Canada, they have a product called ZoweeTV that really impressed me, and that’s hard to do in a space flooded with promises of the next big thing.
These guys have apparently been in “hush-hush” mode for a while and obviously cautious about naming affiliations and “friends.” Although I did hear most of the major studios, networks and distributors who have apparently shown more than interest in this platform that delivers an integrated multi-screen video platform while allowing content owners to manage their own assets, set their own windows, pricing and distribution.
Some of the other things I found particularly interesting about ZoweeTV is that it will work on any Internet-enabled device, TV, mobile, tablet, etc... Along with the fact that they have a totally disruptive business model that goes against the rest of the industry and puts the content owners in control, an open platform that delivers to all screens and a solid, slick technology platform with social programming, sharing and network management built in.
ZoweeTV is definitely one to watch in the near future.