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You.i TV Revs Demo for Facebook-Backed React Native Project

Will make it available in first half of 2018 7/28/2017 11:57 AM Eastern

You.i TV, a company that uses a unified platform to interface with a variety of video streaming platforms, said it is adding support for React Native as a development framework on top of its core  You.i Engine.

You.i TV said it expects to offer support for React Native, a Facebook-backed open source Javascript project, in the first half of 2018.

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Extending support for React Native, the company said, will mean that the same developer experience can be applied across mobile, streaming devices, gaming consoles and smart TVs.

"We are in the business of delivering 'fan first experiences' and React Native is helping us make that happen by consolidating development for our iOS and Android mobile platforms.” Matthew Drooker, SVP of strategic product and operations at Turner, which works with You.i TV, said in a statement. “We are now able to extend our mobile development strategy so that we can reach every screen and platform. This single development approach for all of our platforms is a game changer for how we can deliver unique and memorable experiences for our fans."

Last fall, You.i TV announced a $12 million "B" round led by Time Warner Investments. 

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