Stockholm, Sweden, 8th September 2022 – Accedo, the global video solutions provider, today announced it has worked with A+E Networks EMEA to develop and deploy a new true-crime streaming service, Crime+Investigation Play, which is powered by Accedo One, Accedo’s award-winning SaaS offering for state-of-the art multi-screen video services.
A+E Networks EMEA is a leading media provider of factual and entertainment content reaching viewers across multiple countries. The company has long distributed its content by partnering with pay TV operators such as Sky and partners like Amazon. However, amidst growing popularity of its Crime+ Investigation brand across linear and SVOD, it decided to launch its own direct-to-consumer true crime streaming service.
Accedo One is a SaaS platform that enables global media companies to deliver impactful video experiences across multiple devices. It offers users the ability to quickly configure and launch branded streaming applications on the most popular OTT platforms, including but not limited to web, mobile, and TVs. It also provides an extensive marketplace of pre-integrated partner vendors, so that companies can create their own unique back-end vendor stack, without writing a single line of code. For example, this set-up enabled A+E Network EMEA to integrate with JUMP Data-Driven Video for advanced analytics and insights, enabling business centric evaluation and optimization of the service.
Furthermore, Accedo One’s visual WYSIWYG editor allows the company’s editorial team to easily curate content and manage the user interface across platforms from one consolidated place.
Matthew Westrup, SVP Technology and Operations, A+E Networks EMEA commented “The Accedo One approach provides us with everything we need in a single platform whilst prioritising the viewer experience. We wanted a manageable flexible SaaS product that could bring together best-of-breed partners so we could concentrate on our product and our viewers. It needed an open and close partnership, learning together and Accedo has enabled us to do exactly that.”
Markus Hejdenberg, Head of Product Sales & Marketing, Accedo added: “As we see the likes of Netflix and Amazon having to transform monetization models to remain relevant, there is an opportunity for more niche services to target loyal audiences with perfectly curated content. As an established broadcast media company with a large and compelling catalogue, A+E Networks EMEA is in a strong position and will likely prove extremely attractive for fans of true- crime TV.
Crime+Investigation Play is available in the UK via web browser, iOS, Android, Apple TV, and Android TV.
Accedo and A+E Networks EMEA will discuss the decision to launch a D2C service and journey from idea to launch in a session during IABM BAM Live at IBC. Catch Matt Westrup, SVP Technology and Operations, A+E Networks EMEA and Alex Wilkinson, Head of Sales and Marketing, Accedo on the BAM Live Stage on Sunday 11th September at 12pm.
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