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A+E Networks announced as first You.i TV React Native customer

A+E Networks, the global media content company and Emmy-award winning leader of high-quality, thought-provoking original programming, has chosen You.i TV as the enabling technology to extend its popular HISTORY TVE app — a streaming service that offers hundreds of hours of series, documentaries and specials — to TV-connected devices.

You.i TV’s video experience platform, You.i Engine One, will power a new HISTORY TVE app, based on the React Native development platform.  Fully embracing React Native – the open source, javascript application framework – You.i TV has integrated its’ cross platform SDK to amplify the reach, performance and user experience across connected platforms. As a result, the A&E Network Digital Media team will benefit from increased efficiency and freedom, allowing them to quickly and easily deploy the new HISTORY TVE to connected devices.

“HISTORY has always been at the forefront of breaking new ground when it comes to storytelling, and our technology strategy is no different” said Raj Bahl SVP & CTO, Digital Media, A+E Networks. “You.i TV’s platform offered the right mix of tools and workflows to bring our content to connected platforms quickly and efficiently. We look forward to launching this new experience later this year.”

“With a tradition of being anything but traditional, it’s no surprise that A+E Networks is redefining the app experience using React Native,” said Jason Flick, CEO and Co-Founder of You.i TV. “As a member of our early adopters program, A+E’s HISTORY is making history as the first app to market based on the React Native platform.”

About A+E Networks

A+E Networks is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally relevant brands in media including A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, Lifetime Movies, FYI, VICELAND, Blaze and Crime+Investigation. A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a long-form production division, A+E Studios; film division, A&E IndieFilms; full-service digital storytelling hub, 45th & Dean; strategic investment division, A+E Ventures; and A+E Digital, encompassing watch apps, games and SVOD initiatives including Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault. A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 335 million households in over 200 territories in 42 languages. A+E Networks has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and Singapore. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworksand Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks

About You.i TV

You.i TV is a privately held company whose You.i Engine One software platform enables TV and media companies worldwide to engage users, create customers, and ultimately fans. You.i Engine allows customers to build personalized, profitable experiences quickly on all platforms – mobile devices, set-top boxes, game consoles, and streaming devices – from a single code base. Brands such as Turner, NBA, Warner Brothers, National Geographic, DirecTV, Cartoon Network, and Fox are spearheading direct-to-consumer and OTT strategies using You.i Engine-powered TV applications. You.i Engine has been licensed in major industry genres, including entertainment, kids, sports, and news. For more information about You.i TV, visit our About Page, Product Page, or take a look at the You.i TV Blog.

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