IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- XUMO, the premier LIVE and video-on-demand (VOD) over-the-top (OTT) service for the digital age, has achieved a significant milestone—100 premium, digital channels available on Channel Plus. Powered by XUMO, Channel Plus is the unique, intuitive streaming service integrated into 2016 and 2017 LG Electronics smart TVs running webOS 3.0 and 3.5. Channel Plus delivers both live and on-demand streaming content to users through an innovative interface that presents over-the-air broadcast channels alongside over the top—streaming—channels.
XUMO and LG are frequently making updates to the Channel Plus service to deliver the best possible viewing and user experience for their users. The two streaming TV innovators have worked together to pioneer new content discovery techniques, deliver consistent programming updates for fresh content, and add new channels—now numbering 100.
"The innovation behind seamlessly merging 100 different linearly programmed over-the-top (OTT) streams with the traditional channel lineup provides a remarkable value-add for LG customers," said Stefan Van Engen, XUMO's senior vice president of content programming and acquisitions. "Furthermore, XUMO is proud to make so many high quality, premium channels available. The increased distribution and easy discovery of new content and channels makes Channel Plus a solution that directly aligns with the strategic distribution plans of our digital-first partners."
On-demand channels such as Bloomberg Politics, Funny Or Die, Just For Laughs, Got Talent Global, Baeble Music, PBS Digital Studios, Family Feud, People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), Tastemade, Epicurious, Refinery29, Outside TV Shorts and more are available on Channel Plus, exclusively powered by XUMO. LIVE streams are available on the service from partners like CBSN, GameSpot, Cheddar, HSN and more. Live programs such as "CBSN: On Assignment," a new primetime summer series featuring experiential reports driven by fresh voices and perspectives from around the world will also be available to stream on XUMO and Channel Plus via the CBSN channel. The show launched Monday, July 31, 2017, (10 p.m. ET/PT) and airs on four consecutive Mondays.
The interactivity between the user and the robust catalogue available on Channel Plus makes the service stand out among smart TV apps, signaling the superiority of native integrations such as what XUMO and LG have accomplished in delivering Channel Plus. The lineup of 100 free channels full of both live and on-demand options delivers a viable option for LG customers searching for quality digital content without the need for boxes, cords, downloads or hassle. See the full channel lineup and learn more about Channel Plus, powered by XUMO, and which LG Electronics smart TV models support Channel Plus.
A streaming television company based in Irvine, California, XUMO delivers over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) and LIVE digital channels direct to consumers through smart TV, mobile and other streaming device integrations. Through strategic partnerships with LG Electronics, Hisense Company, Ltd., VIZIO and Panasonic, XUMO has developed one-click access for consumers to stream 100 free channels. Channel Plus, exclusively powered by XUMO, for 2016 and 2016 LG smart TVs with webOS 3.0 and 3.5 presents consumers with OTT content in both linear and VOD formats. XUMO for Hisense, will be available as a virtual input in Q3 2017, the first of its kind, on 2017 Hisense and Sharp smart TVs. A step above standard OTT companies, XUMO is also available as a button on the remote control for 2016-2017 VIZIO D-Series and SmartCast smart TVs, the Chromecast build in VIZIO smart TVs.
XUMO brings consumers 100 premium digital channels via applications that are fully equipped with content recommendations, curated programs and dynamic ad insertion capabilities. XUMO is also available on several other smart TV brands such as Samsung and Funai Electric Co., Ltd. who manufactures and sells Magnavox, Philips and Sanyo in North America as well as iOS, Android and Roku devices. Learn more about XUMO at www.xumo.com and follow @XumoTV on Twitter.
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