BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Modern Cinema Group, Inc. (OTCPK:MOCI) is proud to announce the completion of its Content Distribution Network specifically designed to interface to its new Media Exchange that was launched in November of this year. Modern Cinema Group is now preparing to launch its Enhanced Content Distribution Network (E-CDN) in Southeast Asia where selected mobile carriers are waiting for installation.
Modern Cinema Group by way of its subsidiary company Channel Islands Systems has now completed its fully featured Enhanced Content Distribution Network (E-CDN) that allows new entrants into the world of video delivery to connect directly to its novel Media Exchange. It’s referred to as an Enhanced CDN as the network provides more features and functionality than traditional content distribution networks. Although this E-CDN will work on virtually any network capable of video delivery, it’s specifically designed for international mobile carriers that want to be more involved in monetizing the astronomical number of videos that are distributed over mobile networks each day.
It’s common knowledge that people around the world are watching videos at an unprecedented rate. In fact, most of the data consumed by mobile subscribers today is attributed to video. In addition, video is expected to increase 700% between 2017 and 2021. But rather than allow services such as Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others to take the bulk of the revenues, mobile carriers want more exposure in what they call the “Value Chain”. This means they want their own branded video services that compete effectively with foreign libraries. They will need resources and tools, however and this is the reason to provide them with the E-CDN that is directly linked to the Media Exchange.
Says Ross Cooper, CEO of Modern Cinema Group, “Some analysts believe the largest distribution battles are now over, however we believe they are just beginning as mobile carriers are simply waiting for their golden opportunity. Although Netflix and others have worked tirelessly to gain market share in emerging market territories and as giant Hollywood acquisitions provide Disney and others with tools and materials to reach huge population groups, these platforms do not provide the most popular of content titles in emerging markets which is not foreign. It’s local, regional and live content offerings that are far more popular in these territories. And territorial censorship issues need to be factored in as well. It’s the mobile carriers that are perfectly positioned to deliver the most popular of content titles in all 180 global territories. This not only provides a broader range of culturally relevant titles but allows mobile carriers to generate new sources of significant revenues in place of those that have disappeared during the last wave of “data wars”.
Mr. Cooper goes on to say, “Of course there are other CDNs out there, and many of them are excellent, however ours is free to mobile operators. We install our systems on mobile networks within a few days and then it’s ready to deliver videos to all subscribers. We will install and maintain the E-CDN in exchange for a small revenue share that is nominal in comparison to the staggering amounts of money disbursed to foreign libraries. And the E-CDN automatically interfaces to the Media Exchange that offers equity ownership positions in popular and highly profitable content titles. Having equity in profitable titles has the effect of lowering the overall cost of content acquisition, which is the key to operating a profitable media service.”
In addition to providing all of the necessary features including streaming, downloading and live playout, the E-CDN also allows for LTE-Broadcast Pre-Positioning (by way of its partner company Expway) not to mention targeted and addressable advertising and advertising loyalty systems.
In addition, the E-CDN offers a downloadable companion App that can be customized by each mobile carrier. This means subscribers can download the carrier’s branded App in seconds and begin enjoying content streams and downloads.
Says Mike Beatty, CTO of Modern Cinema Group and Channel Islands Systems, “The Channel Islands E-CDN allows for more features and functionality than virtually all other CDNs given its direct connection to the Media Exchange. The E-CDN allows operators the complete control of the distribution, security, reporting and playback of their media content. It provides a complete video ecosystem for the operator, including DRM and all-important analytics that are provided by way of graphical displays and dashboards. In addition a hyper-distribution option is available that allows small STB sized edge servers to be placed anywhere and provides local streaming services to venues such as trains, buses, restaurants, malls and others.”
Modern Cinema Group based in Beverly Hills, founded in San Diego has spent the last three years designing and patenting new business and technology models that allow both producers and distribution partners to integrate their systems in such a way as to leverage each other’s natural advantages.
Channel Islands Systems, based in San Diego, has spent many years developing fully featured hardware and software systems that allow video distributors to provide all forms of media content to their customers by way of the Media Exchange and other important networks.
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