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Selecta TV Expands its Availability with Foxxum

ANNOUNCEMENT / April 6, 2021

Classical music fans with Foxxum-enabled smart TVs from the brands Newsan & Philco (Argentina), Hisense (Europe & APAC), Panasonic (Brazil & LATAM), among others, can now enjoy subscription-based VOD service Selecta TV’s operettas, concerts and ballets in their living rooms around the globe.

 

The content from Selecta TV is available in the languages English, Spanish and Portuguese and classified in the three categories: concerts, operas and ballets. Additionally, classical music fans can enjoy special editions of iconic pieces and weekly content releases.

 

“We are pleased with this partnership as it allows us to reach more and more smart TV users with our application and to enable them to enjoy our content with the best image and sound quality”, says Federico Scialabba, Founder of Selecta TV.

 

“With Selecta TV, we are expanding the range of the Foxxum App Store content portfolio, delivering classical music to all generations and tastes. What makes the app even more special is that it addresses a particular audience, which is all too often not considered in smart TV and app development nowadays”, comments Ronny Lutzi, CEO of Foxxum.


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Anghami Music App now available on Foxxum App Store

ANNOUNCEMENT / February 25, 2021

Users of Tornado and Toshiba smart TV devices can now enjoy a library of millions of Arabic and international songs, music videos and podcasts on their smart TVs – for free. Through the partnership with Anghami, Foxxum has brought the MENA region’s leading music platform on board of its Foxxum App Store.

 

With the Anghami smart TV app, viewers with a Toshiba or Tornado smart TV can listen to music or to users’ live radio broadcasts and enjoy live concerts on the big screen. Other smart TV brands from the Middle East like Hitachi and Vestel will follow soon. 

The app features licensed content from leading Arabic and International music labels, while the service has everything else you would expect from an excellent music app.

 

“At Anghami, we are continuously aiming to be available across all devices and platforms that our users love. We are delighted to be working with Foxxum to increase our reach across the network of television partners they provide in the region, hence further extending the Anghami music experience to our user’s living room”, says Choucri Khairallah, VP of Business Development at Anghami.

 

“With the Anghami app, our portfolio in the Foxxum App Store becomes even broader. Not only can we offer good music on the TV but we have also gained the most popular music app provider in the MENA region”, says Ronny Lutzi, CEO at Foxxum GmbH.

 

ABOUT Anghami

Anghami is the leading music platform in the MENA region with more than 50 million songs to search from, stream, download and share. The unlimited, on-the-go music streaming service enables users to discover new music, share tracks in real-time through social networks and download content for offline play.

The company’s mission is to pioneer an ecosystem for the production and distribution of music in the Arab world, connecting artists, fans and emerging talents around music. Anghami features licensed content from leading Arab and international labels.

Founded in 2012 by Eddy Maroun and Elie Habib, a team of music and tech fanatics, Anghami is a company with affiliates and offices in Beirut, Dubai, Cairo and Riyadh.


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OSN Streaming App now on Foxxum TVs

ANNOUNCEMENT / January 28, 2021

Foxxum is proud to cooperate with MENA’s leading entertainment hub, with the rights to broadcast in 17 countries across Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA).

The OSN streaming app now enriches the Foxxum App Store with premium content from HBO, Paramount+ and Universal in Arabic, English and Filipino. In addition, OSN is the exclusive distributor of Disney+ originals, including Disney Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and National Geographic, in the Middle East. In addition to bringing the latest first-class international content at the same minute as in the US, the app features OSN originals and eleven local and regional channels.

 

At this stage, the OSN streaming app is available on select El Araby devices with Foxxum App Store, such as Tornado and Toshiba. Other smart TV brands like Hisense, Vestel, TCL, Daiko and more will follow in the coming months.

 

 

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Foxxum Captures the Slovak Market with Voyo

ANNOUNCEMENT / December 16, 2020

Foxxum-enabled device users can now enjoy the most popular live TV and Video-on-demand service in the Slovak Republic. With this partnership, Foxxum has one of the Slovak key video libraries of FTA broadcasters with the largest market share on board.

 

The SVOD-App VOYO provides a wide variety of premium content such as popular pre-premieres of national series and shows such as Oteckovia, Pán profesor, Horná Dolná or Farma, which can be viewed up to 24 days prior to the official TV or movie premieres. Furthermore, VOYO offers famous soap operas, live sport events as well as kids programs. The application is now available on the devices from Foxxum’s client Vestel, which include TV brands such as Hitachi, JVC, Telefunken and Toshiba.

 

“Our priority is to provide customers with as much new high quality content as possible, which can be consumed by subscribers on a wide range of devices. Furthermore, we plan to continue to strengthen VOYO‘s brand position in the market of premium SVOD services with a lot of attractive and exclusive content,” said Tony Zdarilek, Markíza Group´s Head of Digital and Diversification.

Ronny Lutzi, CEO at Foxxum GmbH adds: “We are very proud that we have been able to win the strongest TV group in the Slovakian market as a partner, so now our end users have access to the largest content provider in the country”.

 

ABOUT Markíza

 Markíza Group is the leading TV group in Slovakia, which operates four TV channels (Markíza, Doma, Dajto, Markíza International), one streaming service (VOYO) and several online and mobile offerings. Markíza Group is part of the media and entertainment company Central European Media Enterprises (CME), which is active in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia and was recently acquired by the Czech investor – PPF Group. 


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You can now WATCH iT! on Toshiba and Tornado Foxxum-enabled Smart TVs

ANNOUNCEMENT / December 14, 2020

Foxxum is happy to welcome a new member to its Smart TV app family.

WATCH iT! enriches the Foxxum App Store with premium content for Arabic-speaking viewers all over the world.

 

WATCH iT!, established in 2019, is Egypt’s first Video-on-demand service which caters to the Arabic audience around the world. This new Smart TV App on Foxxum-enabled TVs provides an amazing viewing experience combined with a varied content offer across different categories. The extensive catalogue of the SVOD app includes top series, sports, documentaries, blockbuster movies and theatrical plays; in Full HD quality, live and on demand. Other highlights include exclusive new Ramadan releases and original WATCH iT! content. The media library is updated monthly.

 

“Through our cooperation with WATCH iT!, we can introduce best in-class premium Arabic content to our viewers around the world”, says Ronny Lutzi, CEO at Foxxum GmbH

 

WATCH iT! is available on Foxxum enabled devices from El Araby (Toshiba, Tornado). Other devices like Hisense, Vestel, TCL, Daiko and more will follow soon.

 


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Foxxum & rlaxx TV Bid to Conquer the Avod Market

ANNOUNCEMENT / November 13, 2020

Linear television experience with video-on-demand comfort.

 

As one of the world’s leading developers of Smart TV apps and platforms, Foxxum knows exactly what a good streaming service needs. With the experience and knowledge of user’s video content consumption, the founders of Foxxum have now launched their own free video streaming product rlaxx TV.

 

rlaxx TV combines the advantages of a linear television experience with flexible video-on-demand comfort. The content in the rlaxx TV app is presented in theme-based channels, which viewers can simply tune in to avoid long search times. Moreover, it’s possible to skip content by fast-forwarding and rewinding within the channel. Viewers can also access individual videos from the programming at any time in the on-demand section of the service. These features combine the relaxed enjoyment of linear TV with the individuality and precision of video-on-demand, in just one app.  

 

The channel offering, which includes anything from music, sports, kids, lifestyle to adventure as well as international feature films, mainly stems from Foxxum’s extensive content partner network, which expanded over the years and is constantly growing. rlaxx TV is financed through advertising and is therefore completely free for viewers to enjoy.

 

Through the connection to the sister company Foxxum, rlaxx TV is available from day one in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and UK on Smart TVs from Hisense, Medion, Metz, Sharp, Telefunken, TCL, Toshiba, Vestel, and many more.  Currently reaching about 25 percent of the Smart TVs in each of these European markets, rlaxx TV will soon be launched in further countries and all Foxxum-enabled Smart TVs worldwide.

 

As its official app development partner, Foxxum will also support rlaxx TV in their multiplatform strategy that embraces all OTT devices. At the end of November 2020, rlaxx TV will be launched on Amazon Fire TV. Further apps for other smart TVs, media streamers, mobile phones, tablets, games consoles, desktops and laptops will be released in the next months.


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Vevo Scales its Offering by Partnering with Foxxum

PRESS RELEASE / October 26, 2020

New York, October 26, 2020: Vevo, the leading all-premium music video platform, today announced a partnership with Foxxum, an innovator in cutting-edge Smart TV solutions for TV manufacturers and content providers. The agreement will make Vevo’s unparalleled premium music video content catalog available on over 20 million Foxxum-enabled devices.

 

The partnership will bring the Vevo catalog to a broad array of smart TVs managed by Foxxum in North America, Europe, Australia, and South America. Vevo will retain full editorial control of its content, with audiences having access to localized and global content dependent on geographic location.

 

“The addition of Foxxum as a smart TV scaling partner is a significant effort in our OTT strategy,” said Bernarda Duarte, VP Business Development, Vevo. “With the vast scale provided by Foxxum’s network of television partners, we will have the opportunity to deliver our library of music videos and original content to even more viewers around the world, tapping into key growing markets, and expanding our efforts around returning music videos to the living room.”

 

Foxxum specializes in tailor-made smart TV solutions which are developed in close collaboration, with their customers, at all stages of the global consumer electronics value chain, from silicon vendors through to Device Manufacturers (OEM), CE brands, TV operators and Content Providers.

 

“We are delighted to collaborate with Vevo. Our users will now be able to enjoy Vevo’s brilliant music video experience on their smart TVs and watch the great variety of high-quality music video content offered in their application. This is a significant addition to our premium app catalogue, and we are certain that our footprint and platform’s user experience will enhance Vevo’s global audience”, says Ronny Lutzi, CEO at Foxxum GmbH.


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New Apps on the Foxxum App store

APP RELEASE / September 30, 2020

Read more to get an overview of some of our latest App additions.

 

MUBI

MUBI a popular movie streaming app showing accomplished film hits to viewers worldwide has been added to Foxxum’s portfolio. The SVOD service offers a big variety of critically acclaimed movies. MUBI presents handpicked shows from new and upcoming directors as well as award-winning titles and is continuously on the hunt for the most exciting, fascinating and beautiful films for their audience.

 

Layalina

Earlier this year 7awi made its debut on Smart TV with Foxxum and we are now launching Layalina, a service belonging to the 7awi group. Layalina is developed by Foxxum and offers premium infotainment content about the Middle Eastern fashion, health, beauty and celebrity lifestyle.

 

Bernama

The Malaysian news app Bernama broadcasts and reports the latest national news. The app also lets users utilize the other broadcaster’s services such as the Bernama radio channel, a 24-hours news and radio station as well as Bernama WebTV, which brings news from Bernama TV to the live stream. The app is available in Malay and English language.

 

myTuner radio

This service, based in Portugal, brings over 50.000 radio stations and one million podcasts created all over the world to the big screen. The channel holds radio stations of 200 countries and has over 30 million users. Viewers can select between well-known and popular, regional and global content  from African, Asian, North and Latin American, European and Oceania regions.

 

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FITE and Foxxum ally to bring premium sporting events to Smart TV

PRESS RELEASE / September 21, 2020

Kiel, September 21st, 2020: FITE, the premier digital platform for global sports and entertainment, is proud to announce that its streaming app will be distributed globally via premium partner, Foxxum. The Foxxum Smart TV App Store serves leading television brands such as Panasonic, TCL, Toshiba, Vestel, Sharp, Medion, Metz, Hisense, JTC, Blaupunkt, Skyworth, Axen, Ergo, CTVE, MasterG, Kayse, Profilo, Sunny, Tornado and UMC. 

 

Headquartered in the USA, FITE is a worldwide brand with an expertise in combat sports and long-time partnerships with major leagues like the WWE, NJPW, Premier Boxing Championship, Top Rank, Impact Wrestling, AEW, Brave and UWN. In March 2020, FITE decided to expand its offerings to include motorsports, basketball, soccer, tennis, music and films. FITE continues to break new ground with emerging partnerships and exciting new productions as well as offering lots of free programs each week.

 

FITE is now fully launched on Foxxum-enabled devices, which means Smart TV users can now access the FITE app on their TVs to enjoy global events in the following regions: Europe, Western Europe, CIS countries, Latin America, Oceania, Middle East and Arabic-speaking countries.    

 

“We are known for delivering the most popular sports and content providers of events,” said Ronny Lutzi, CEO at Foxxum GmbH. “So, adding the FITE app to our Smart TV consumer offering was a very exciting development for us. FITE offers some of the biggest sports brands as well as exclusive events from around the globe. The app also offers some events in additional languages which are made to be especially consumer-friendly by displaying countdown-clocks, reminders, ratings, suggestions and of course replays with PPV purchase.”

 

“Over the last two years FITE has been focused on reaching all of our fans, old and new, on the platforms, devices and in the territories where they live and consume our world class programming. Launching on Foxxum allows us to further extend our reach,” remarked Louis Lewow, VP of Distribution for FITE. “Foxxum enables us to serve large and small markets around the world. We are excited to partner with them.”


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Filmzie, the free movie streaming app, is now available on Foxxum enabled TVs

PRESS RELEASE / September 14, 2020

Kiel, September 14th, 2020: Filmzie a.s., operator of the free movie streaming platform Filmzie, now releases a Smart TV app together with Foxxum GmbH,

an internationally leading Smart TV solutions provider.

 

Filmzie is on a mission to support independent filmmakers and small studios by providing a platform where they can showcase their films and connect with true film fans. This platform enables filmmakers to reach a broader audience meanwhile allowing movie lovers to enjoy unique, award-winning and hard-to-find movies as well as well-known films, free of charge. Filmzie has already attracted viewers from all over the globe with tens of thousands of active movie watchers on its mobile application (Android & iOS) and web-based platform.

 

The partnership enables Foxxum to present Filmzie’s large catalogue of high-quality content in their own app store worldwide. Users will appreciate the wide, HD quality video-on-demand content library including all movie genres, top festival winners, independent films, exceptional short movies and much more. Filmzie’s Smart TV app is available on all Foxxum enabled TVs, like Hisense, Sharp, LG, and Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung meanwhile, app for Panasonic Viera Connect will follow later this year.

 

“We are thrilled to have created a movie streaming platform with a rapidly growing community that cares about and gives back to the independent movie industry. The launch of our first TV application will only enhance and strengthen our community and we are proud to have worked side-by-side with Foxxum to deliver this app to their users”, expressed Matej Boda, CEO & Founder at Filmzie, a.s.

 

“We appreciate the intuitive user-friendly concept of Filmzie, especially in times of content overload, and are therefore very happy that this partnership exists. We can now offer this remarkable service in the Foxxum App Store and our users will be able to access a new large content catalogue and social platform specifically for movies.”, says Ronny Lutzi, CEO at Foxxum GmbH.


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