SOURCE: Verismo Networks

Verismo Networks

December 01, 2010 11:01 ET

Verismo Networks and Open Heavens Media Limited Team Up to Bring African News, Movies and Faith Based Content Directly to the TV Over the Internet

UK Company Open Heavens Media Limited's OHTV Is the First to Deliver High Value Content to the African Diaspora in a Cost Effective Way Using the Internet to Distribute the Content

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - Open Heavens Media Limited will offer to their users Nigerian entertainment content such as Nollywood movies, documentaries, news from various sources within Africa, faith based programming from The Redeemed Church of God (RCCG), on demand music, and other family programming to their target audience. Traditionally this content could only be accessed via the PC, with the Open Heavens TV (OHTV) box, the content can be viewed on the television. The programming is delivered over the internet to consumers through a small OHTV box which fits in the palm of the hand and connects to the TV with an HDMI cable.

Verismo Networks' Executive Vice President Dhaval Ajmera said, "Our platform is ideally suited for this type of application. Using our open Internet TV platform, OHTV can cost effectively provide compelling content directly to a TV enabling consumers to watch in the comfort of their living room. We are extremely pleased to be their technology partner of choice."

Beyond the special Nigerian and sub Saharan content, the Verismo platform provides over 200 live web channels from all over the world and brings social networking applications like Twitter™, Facebook™, and MySpace™ directly to the TV.

OHTV CEO Akin Salami said, "After a long search for a viable Internet TV technology, we found the depth of features available on Verismo Networks' VuNow platform ideally suited to our business. Verismo has developed a feature rich, open and complete Internet TV platform that has no equivalent anywhere in the world." 

Content available on OHTV includes:

  • OH News, News from around the world
  • OH PLAYBOX, a 24-Hr Interactive Music Channel
  • Nollywood Movie Channel
  • OH SHOP, teleshopping Channel with International TV Deals!
  • OH Money, a finance-focused channel
  • OH Films, films from all around the world
  • OH Kids, just for the children

OHTV's service is expected to be available across the USA and in the UK starting December 2010.

About Open Heavens Media Ltd.

Open Heaven's Media Ltd. operates OHTV, an ethical family entertainment channel dedicated to providing the best of uplifting, inspirational and challenging content from the UK and around the world. It is available 24/7 in the highly coveted entertainment section on the SKY platform.

OHTV acquires and creates an eclectic mix of cutting edge programming which spans across high end factual entertainment, premier dramas, innovative genre busting reality TV, music & news shows.

OHTV is dedicated to providing the best of uplifting, inspirational and challenging content from the UK and around the world.

For more information visit http://www.ohtvbox.com

About Verismo Networks
Verismo's mission is to redefine the home television entertainment experience. Our open internet TV platform is the only platform that brings seamless convergence of IPTV linear channels, internet video, social networking and personal media playback directly to the TV. The Verismo end-to-end solution enables OEMs to expand their reach globally and cost effectively while giving subscribers an un-paralleled viewing experience.

For more information visit www.verismonetworks.com.

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