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QYou seals Ericsson distribution agreement

Deal with bring QYou's curated online video content to the Ericsson Unified Delivery Network ecosystem

QYou Media has finalised a new distribution agreement with Ericsson, bringing its curated online video content to the Ericsson Unified Delivery Network (UDN) ecosystem.

According to QYou, the programming will create new monetisation opportunities for both businesses by “attracting and engaging hard-to-reach millennial audiences on tens of millions of connected TVs and set-top boxes”.

Ericsson will deliver QYou content over UDN to existing customers, while also introducing QYou’s programming to its service provider customer base.

The ad-supported content distribution model is designed to create new monetisation opportunities for QYou, Ericsson and service providers.

Marcus Bergström, director of UDN programme and strategy, Ericsson, said: “Many of the world’s largest service providers and content providers use our UDN ecosystem to deliver content to connected customers around the world.

“With many millennials opting for skinny bundles or free short-form content online through social media, there is an opportunity to use our network to add value, and to monetise the content that clearly appeals to this hard-to-reach market segment. QYou’s best-of-web content will provide our partner and customers with a ready means to attract and retain younger subscribers.”

Curt Marvis, CEO and co-founder, QYou Media added: “More and more TV providers are recognising the need to match millennial tastes with millennial programming.

“We strongly believe that digital-first content, expertly curated and packaged, has a home on television’s multiscreen landscape.”