Shaping the future of video supply chain technology and OTT

Mission

OWNZONES' mission is to become the driving force for technological advancements in the entertainment industry. We leverage technological solutions to give audiences greater accessibility to content while helping our partners reach more users, more effectively.

History

We began in 2010 as a content company focused on breaking the industry conventions of bundled linear content (much like today’s Amazon channels). After creating, launching and operating over 400 digital channels, managing over 5 million assets, and distributing to over 25 countries, we realized our key to success was in the technologies we built and now offer as a solution.

We leveraged our experience managing content channels to push the digital media supply chain industry forward with our core offering, OWNZONES Connect, a fully cloud-native solution utilizing a component-based media workflow. Connect’s core competencies are in IMF, parallel scaling, and geographically distributed workflows.

Values

Our core values provide a framework for communicating and collaborating at our best, whether we’re struggling through a particularly complex project, attending an industry event or celebrating an achievement.

In short, it ensures that we retain awesome team dynamics and build great products.

2010

  • OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies opens for business

2010-2015

  • Seed capital raised from friends and family
  • Procure initial content partners
  • Establish OTT platform, OWNZONES.com
  • Build and release of 400+ SVOD channels for OWNZONES.com

2016

  • OWNZONES expands into B2B services and business solutions to support it's OTT expansions
  • Launch sophisticated API to deliver SVOD/AVOD/TVOD/ Live streaming channels to any distribution partner globally.
  • Secure high quality content and celebrity/influencer partners for OWNZONES.com

2017

  • Launch next-gen Media Logistics Platform, OWNZONES Connect
  • Introduction of OWNZONES Passport Romania for Liberty Global’s UPC Romania
  • OWNZONES Specialty channel Best Westerns Ever debuts via Amazon and OWNZONES.COM

  • OWNZONES launches Discover - a white label customized SVOD/AVOD service that functions on any platform, anywhere in the world.

2018

  • Joined the Netflix Post Technology Alliance
  • Received Dolby Vision Certification
  • Launched proprietary transcoder, Media Warp, that runs 85X faster than competitors through parallel scaling in the cloud
  • Set the global standard for IMF content delivery

2019

  • Partnership with GrayMeta - integrate their AI searchability capabilities to strengthen Connect's core capabilities
Resourcefulness
  • We actively embrace change. It’s a constant and we can count on it
  • We overcome adversity quickly and build from it
  • We enjoy learning and the pursuit of growth at all levels
Disruptive
  • We’re here to make change
  • We take the initiative and don’t wait to be asked
  • We are creative and can do more with less
Empathetic
  • We build honest and open relationships
  • We foster an inclusive and diverse environment
  • We listen first and act later
Curious
  • We challenge the status quo and strive for excellence
  • We constantly step outside our comfort zone
  • We seek to understand and appreciate the work done by our peers

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Bubble Agency
Bubble Agency appointed as global PR agency for OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies
Bubble is tasked with raising the profile of OWNZONES as a leader in Interoperable Mastering...
Product Innovation Award TV Technology
OWNZONES FrameDNA Wins Future Product Innovation Award, Presented by TV Technology
FrameDNA manufactured by OWNZONES, is the recipient of the 2019 Product Innovation Award presented by...
Nick Nelson Timmy Awards 2019
OWNZONES’ Nick Nelson Selected by Tech in Motion as Best Tech Manager Finalist for 2019 Timmy Awards
Nick Nelson is recognized for his commitment to promoting a strong company culture, innovative vision...
AWS Booth IBC 2019
OWNZONES PARTNERS WITH AWS TO SHOWCASE IMF AND CLOUD CONTENT SUPPLY CHAINS AT IBC2019
For the first time at IBC, OWNZONES will demonstrate FrameDNA, an AI-driven tool that deduplicates...
IBC 2019 - IMF Technology
OWNZONES to Debut Innovations in AI with Cloud-Native Media Supply Chain Platform Connect™ at IBC2019
CTO Aaron Sloman to speak on Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standards panel alongside product demonstrations...
RP Head Shot BW
OWNZONES Hires Chief Commercial Officer to Optimize Growth and Global Strategy
Rick Phelps’ leadership and industry expertise will play a key role in extending OWNZONES’ solutions...
Diane Bryant Joins Board
OWNZONES Appoints Former Google Cloud COO Diane M. Bryant to its Advisory Board
Diane Bryant’s expertise and leadership will play a huge role in OWNZONES’ growing presence in...
Cablefax Award - George Ionita wins Innovator of the Year
OWNZONES CTO Recognized as Cablefax 2019 “Innovator of the Year”
George Ionita recognized for work in driving the next generation of video supply chain leaders...