Through the partnership, GLORY will provide hundreds of hours of kickboxing content – including archived fight cards, pre and post-fight interviews, shoulder programming and more – to bolster XUMO’s expansive sports and entertainment lineup.
The newly developed GLORY channel (#729) is now the exclusive home for kickboxing on XUMO, also representing the platform’s first combat sports partner.
Built and designed with discovery in mind, XUMO currently offers 140 free channels featuring live and on-demand entertainment. The diverse digital network is available in 20 million U.S. households via smart TVs, mobile apps, and set top boxes, including native integration with LG Electronics, Panasonic, and Hisense and Sharp smart TVs.
“We are excited to partner with XUMO as part of a continued effort to expand our digital footprint and bring the most exciting combat sport to new audiences,” said Nadim Tannous, Vice President of Digital, GLORY. “From the carefully curated channel lineup and cutting-edge integrations with brand partners like LG [Electronics], it’s clear that our vision for what entertainment can be aligns perfectly with theirs.”
“The GLORY channel addition represents XUMO’s commitment to provide viewers with more choice and the opportunity to consume more on-demand sports,” said Stefan Van Engen, Senior Vice President, Content Programming and Acquisitions at XUMO. “We’re thrilled to feature GLORY in an OTT environment and believe the collaboration will reach both combat sports enthusiasts and new audiences.”
Founded in 2012, GLORY is owned and operated by GLORY Sports International (GSI), a professional martial arts organization and television content provider with offices in Denver, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore. GLORY programming is seen in over 200 territories. GLORY kickboxing rules are comprised of a mix of several combat disciplines including Karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and traditional Boxing.
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A streaming television company based in Irvine, California, XUMO delivers over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) and LIVE digital channels direct to consumers through smart TV, mobile and other streaming device integrations. Through strategic partnerships with LG Electronics, Hisense Company, Ltd., VIZIO and Panasonic, XUMO has developed one-click access for consumers to stream 140 free channels. Channel Plus, exclusively powered by XUMO, for 2012 to 2017 LG smart TVs with Netcast 3.0 to 4.5 or webOS 1.0 to 3.5 presents consumers with OTT content in both linear and VOD formats. XUMO for Hisense, is available as a virtual input, the first of its kind, on 2017 Hisense and Sharp smart TVs. A step above standard OTT companies, XUMO is also available as a button on the remote control for 2016-2017 VIZIO D-Series and SmartCast smart TVs, the Chromecast build in VIZIO smart TVs.
XUMO brings consumers 140 premium digital channels via applications that are fully equipped with content recommendations, curated programs and dynamic ad insertion capabilities. XUMO is also available on several other smart TV brands such as Samsung and Funai Electric Co., Ltd. who manufactures and sells Magnavox, Philips and Sanyo in North America as well as iOS, Android and Roku devices. Learn more about XUMO at www.xumo.tv and follow @XumoTV on Twitter.