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Hamburg, Germany and Mumbai, India, August 18, 2020: NetRange MMH GmbH (‘NetRange’), the global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, and Saavn Media Private Limited (‘JioSaavn’), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, today announced that the incredibly popular JioSaavn audio and music streaming service will also be available through TVs that have integrated the NetRange Smart TV App Store, in India and over 100 countries worldwide.
Discussing the partnership, Jaikaran Sawhny, Chief Platform Officer at JioSaavn said: “The TV is the centrepiece of every home, and our partnership with NetRange enables us to reach users with our new JioSaavn Smart TV product. This endeavour further unlocks access to JioSaavn across the globe, making our music available to Indian music fans via their television screens at homes.”
JioSaavn is the leading audio and music streaming app for South Asians across the world. It includes 55 million+ songs across 16 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi. The platform includes expertly curated playlists, radio stations, smart personalised recommendations and exclusive content and original shows [&] podcasts.
“It’s exciting that our App Store is broadening access for JioSaavn, one of the world’s most popular music streaming services,” said Tim Schröder, CEO at NetRange. “The global success of Indian music means that JioSaavn is a wonderful addition to the NetRange Smart TV App Store and one that will delight fans worldwide.”
NetRange, an ACCESS CO., LTD. company (Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section Index, 4813), is a leading pioneer of Smart TV and a global provider of white labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems and app stores.
NetRange operates an integrated, full-service solution which includes UI design, payment, billing and customer management, content aggregation, backend services including global CDN, second level support and app development for more than 100 global CE, TV, STB, retailer and operator brands, including Vodafone, Grundig, Arçelik, TCL, Skyworth, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, IKEA, MSH, Thomson HD+. Its fully featured Smart TV Appstore includes local and global premium VoD stores, linear TV channels via IP, cloud games, live sports, music and lifestyle apps. It makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world.
In addition, NetRange also leverages its content relationships and broadcast technology expertise to provides OS.CAR, a connected car infotainment platform and VISNOS, a client-based Smart TV OS that significantly reduces the BOM cost for TV manufacturers through enabling a full Smart TV through devices with low-powered CPUs.
Founded in 2007 as Saavn, JioSaavn is an audio streaming service for South Asian music and artists. In March 2018, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) acquired a majority stake in JioSaavn, making it the largest music streaming service in India with millions of monthly active users.
The company has 900+ label partnerships and growing, including Universal, Sony, T-Series, Tips, YRF, Saregama and Warner Music. In addition to 55 million+ tracks in 16 languages, JioSaavn — honored by Fast Company as one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies — also offers a slate of original, non-music audio programs ranging from Bollywood to comedy, storytelling to cricket. And JioSaavn’s Artist Originals (AO) is the first full-spectrum in-house streaming label pioneering new models of direct-to-artist music production, marketing and distribution. AO has released chart-topping records like “Bom Diggy” by Zack Knight and Jasmin Walia, and “cold/mess” by Prateek Kuhad. AO’s global collaborations include Marshmello and Pritam’s “BIBA”; hip-hop star Naezy’s “NY Se Mumbai” with Nas; as well as a viral EDM remix of “Bom Diggy” by Dillon Francis.
JioSaavn’s team of 300+ works across offices in Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, New York and California.
For more information, visit www.jio.com/jiosaavn.