Field59 Partners with Calkins Digital to Power Video for OTT apps

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Partnership between Field59, Inc. and Calkins Digital creates opportunities for broadcasters, newspapers, and premium content creators to publish content on Over-The-Top video devices.

Field59 (http://www.field59.com), a premier online video management system for live streaming and video-on-demand solutions, today announced a preferred partnership with Calkins Digital (http://www.calkinsdigital.com), a start-to-finish Over-The-Top (OTT) solution for media companies, organizations and brands.

The partnership allows Field59 and Calkins Digital premium content customers to distribute, curate and monetize their identity on OTT devices such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

Field59 and Calkins Digital customer, WWSB ABC 7 in Sarasota, FL (http://www.mysuncoast.com), is currently using Field59’s video platform to deliver live streams of multiple shows to various OTT channels, while Schurz Communications (http://www.schurz.com) recently signed a deal for a sports-oriented OTT video app built by Calkins Digital and powered by Field59.

Increasingly, media companies are looking for ways to remain relevant in the age of online video streaming, and delivering video to OTT devices provides a way to be where audiences are watching.

The majority of internet connected homes will access video content via connected TV/OTT devices, and video consumption on these devices will be seeing a large spike in growth over the next year. In particular, long-form content and like-live video will make up the majority of this growth.

“Field59 has been an excellent partner for Calkins”, said Guy Tasaka, Chief Digital Officer, Calkins Digital. “As we go Over The Top to provide our audiences and our clients with a great TV experience, they have been instrumental in fine tuning each step of the process, delivering the highest quality video possible for our OTT channels.”

Currently, Field59 serves television broadcasters and newspapers an all-in-one video capturing, editing, encoding, captioning, delivery and management solution for video-on-demand and live streaming.

Derek Gebler, CEO & Founder of Field59, is confident that the partnership with Calkins Digital will continue to grow and allow Field59 to deliver high quality video to new OTT audiences. “Both Field59 and Calkins Digital are excited for the future of OTT video. Our extensive experience serving broadcasters, newspapers and premium content creators lays the foundation for a solid OTT product. We have a great working relationship, I’m proud to be a part of it.”

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About Field59, Inc.

Field59 is a premier online video management system for live streaming and video-on-demand solutions. Field59's cloud-based video platform enables any organization to use video to efficiently and effectively reach a wide audience on Mobile, Desktop and OTT. They offer live streaming, linear live streaming, video-on-demand, real-time and frame-accurate editing, automated syndication, smart playlist technology, customizable players, closed captions, full API tools, analytics and advertising solutions.

Field59 is headquartered in Madison, WI, and is a trusted partner for companies such as Exact Sciences, Calkins Media, Quincy Newspapers, Woodward Communications, United Communications, Gray Television, Civitas Media and Morris Multimedia.

For more information, please visit http://www.field59.com.

About Calkins Digital

Calkins Digital is a technology and strategy provider for digital media organizations and an innovator in the Over-The-Top streaming video environment. Calkins Digital works with publishers, broadcasters and premium content creators on the development and execution of digital, mobile and OTT audience solutions. Calkins Digital is a part of Calkins Media Incorporated, owner and operator of newspapers and television stations in the Eastern and Southern U.S. Calkins Digital was the 2015 Local Media Association Innovator of the Year and was a finalist for the 2016 Mega-Innovation Award.

For more information, please visit http://www.calkinsdigital.com.

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