Griffin Media releases OTT Apps powered by Whiz Technologies
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Whiz OTTNewsPack platform with Always Playing and Live Alert technology delivers increased engagement and audience growth for Griffin's TV stations

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Californer -- Whiz Technologies announced that it delivered new OTT television apps for Griffin Media's two broadcast television stations. All the apps are available in the respective app stores and are being actively used.

"We had very specific requirements for our OTT apps, most notably the ability to alert the viewer when a new live video stream was available. We spoke to several vendors and Whiz was the only one ready and able to deliver this technology for us," said Richard Cox, Griffin Director of Digital Services. "Adding support for OTT was a natural next step for us, because Whiz has helped manage our news mobile apps for several years. This excellent working relationship has made Whiz a key partner for our app strategy."

"We are very pleased to be the vendor of choice and part of the team delivering OTT apps for Griffin Media's broadcast television stations. We have built and included two cutting edge features in our OTTNewsPack platform, 'Always Playing' and 'Live Alert'", said Nikhil Modi, founder and CEO of Whiz Technologies. "The Always Playing feature allows the user to continue to browse for additional shows and videos while playing one video. The Live Alert feature lets the user know when there is other live programming available to watch."

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Houston Hunt, Griffin's VP of Marketing, added, "Their development speed and focus on delivering solutions has made Whiz one of our best Digital partners."

Whiz Technologies introduced OTTNewsPack and Mobile-Apps-as-Service (MaaS) solution for the media industry in 2010. Now in its 6th generation, this solution enables content owners to engage their mobile audience, monetize content, measure usability and make real-time modifications to their OTT and mobile applications.

OTTNewsPack

OTTNewsPack is a cloud OTT publishing solution for newspapers and broadcast television stations - it includes customized apps for Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and a single dashboard to monitor, control and modify all the OTT apps.  Whiz will customize and deliver this solution as a service to the publisher (OTT apps as Service or OaaS). The OTTNewsPack is future-proof and relieves customers from ongoing OTT app development, upgrade, compatibility, and support concerns.

For additional information, contact Whiz Sales at sales@whizti.com or call (408) 890-6450.

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About Whiz Technologies

Based in San Jose, California, USA, Whiz Technologies is a leading provider of custom Mobile Apps, OTT Apps and Alexa Skills, with a focus on delivering quality solutions to newspaper publishers and broadcast television stations, on popular mobile platforms including Smartphones, tablets, Smart speakers, Roku, Kindle Fire and Apple TV.

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San Jose, CA 95131
www.whizti.com
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