Franky Media Launches Next Gen Broadcaster CBNN on Cloud Stu

|Apr 20|magazine13 min read

NEW YORK, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Frankly Media (TSX-V: TLK) (OTCQX: FRNKF) ("Frankly" or the "Company"), a multi-platform engagement, monetization and data company, announced today the launch of Over-The-Top (OTT) video and smartphone applications for CBNN, the new streaming and satellite offering from Blake Broadcasting.

The streaming service and associated mobile and OTT apps join a new website, CBNNTV.com, which was also released on Frankly's platform.

CBNN combines Entertainment, Original Programming, Finance, Technology, Sports and Esports programming on a 24x7 cross-channel platform with a large global footprint. Blake Broadcasting and CBNN have partnered with major broadcasters and Esports programmers worldwide to provide content to an international audience covering 125 countries.

CBNN is the latest customer of Frankly's end-to-end video offering, Cloud Studio, which offers a complete workflow for enterprise video creators, from cloud-based capture and clipping to content management and linear stream scheduling.

"Frankly is proud to showcase the full range of our video capabilities with CBNN," said Lou Schwartz, CEO of Frankly Media. "The fact that the content aligns with our company's strategic focus on Esports increases the importance of this partnership."

In late 2019, Frankly announced it would be acquired by Torque Esports in a three-way transaction with WinView Games that is pending shareholder approval.  To highlight the strategic efforts between the parties prior to closing date, Torque Esports recently announced that it had entered into a programming syndication agreement with Blake Broadcasting to reach new markets and distribute original programming, including Torque's Overwatch Collegiate Clash and The Race All-Stars Esports Battle motorsport events, to their catalog.

CBNN joins Fox Television, CNN, and Vice Media among many others as clients of Frankly's platform for video, which includes a range of unique distribution services as well as front-end OTT and smartphone apps.

"Since we launched the channel earlier this year, CBNN has created a broad audience through satellite and digital distribution," said Bob Blake, CEO of Blake Broadcasting.  "Frankly has delivered a terrific experience for CBNN users on Web, mobile and OTT, but the front-end apps reveal only a fraction of the value Frankly provides under the hood."

The CBNN app is available for Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, iOS and Android.  Watch CBNN on the web at cbnntv.com.

About BBN/CBNN
BBN (Blake Broadcasting) is a leading-edge provider of news content globally, delivering 16 different news feeds daily, while creating over 1500 news stories per month through an extensive network and library of film and photographic content. BBN globally provides international, national, sports, Esports, fashion, environment, tech, lifestyle, politics, music, film, and entertainment news through various brands it operates in numerous languages.

CBNN has rapidly grown into a major international programmer and content creator, which is operating satellite/cable television channels and digital networks with an OTT strategy. The European, Asian and North American networks feature a slate of 41 weekly television shows including news, Esports, entertainment, sports, and original programming. It is an intelligent hybrid network, built with a blockchain technology concept that has partnered with major broadcast content providers. For more information about Blake Broadcasting visit www.blakebroadcasting.com.

About Frankly
Frankly Media provides a complete suite of digital solutions for media companies to create, manage, distribute and monetize their content on all platforms maximizing audience engagement and revenue potential. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.franklymedia.com.

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