Today, OWNZONES made history as we celebrated the release of our first international app,OWNZONES Passport Romania.
OWNZONES Passport RO is a new, premium video-on-demand (VOD) service available exclusively to users of UPC’s “Horizon” set-top box. The new service debuts with a supercharged lineup of original series featuring top Romanian and U.S. celebrity influencers, local millennial-focused news and a rich offering of independent feature films.
We’re kicking off Passport RO’s much-anticipated launch with all new original Romanian programming. UPC customers will be able to watch four exclusive, celebrity-led series featuring some of the biggest names in Romania.
Commenting on the development, Dan Goman, founder and CEO of OMN, said: “OWNZONES Passport Romania represents an exciting premium app that offers exclusive content developed starting from the local needs of the market.
“We are excited to partner with UPC Romania on the new platform and see great opportunities for rolling out similar offerings in additional markets.”
Bogdan Bucurei, UPC Romania’s marketing director, added: “The Horizon TV Platform has an interactive applications portal on which the users can have access to diverse international and local content, relevant for every audience. It’s a unique service on the Romanian market through which any TV can turn into a smart TV. Launching OWNZONES Passport application on our video platform supports the UPC strategy of offering the best entertainment experience to clients, coming with an original premium content.”
Adelina Pestritu – Fashion icon, model, and Romanian TV star, Adelina Pestritu is the most followed female celebrity in Romania. Now fans can follow her on OWNZONES as she shares her celebrity beauty tips, makeup tutorials, hair and body nutrition advice, health tutorials, and tips for weight loss.
Anna Lesko – Romania’s pop princess will be showing new mothers how to get in shape after having a baby. Follow Anna’s full body fitness routines and nutrition classes created with new moms in mind!
Paul Siserman – In his OWNZONES original series, Master Chef semi-finalist and founder of INK Chef Academy, Paul Siserman will show fans how to cook smart, easy and healthy meals when you’re running short on time.
Catalin Botezatu – Worldwide fashion sensation, Catalin Botezatu is coming to OWNZONES Passport RO! One of the few fashion designers in the world who has held fashion shows on every continent, Botezatu’s name is well-known throughout the fashion industry, both for his work as a designer and as a former model. Our original series will take fans into his day-to-day routine, revealing his work and life in a way the press never has before.
Our original Romanian programming will be augmented with other celebrity-led series currently on ownzones.com like Chloe On Pointe and Hollywood DIY with Courtney Sixx. UPC subscribers will also see a few new faces in our celebrity lineup including: Kelli Berglund, Yuna Zarai and Audrina Patridge.
Kelli Berglund – In her exclusive OWNZONES original series, Disney star, Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats, How To Build A Better Boy, Raising The Bar) will be sharing her Hollywood makeup tips with short, easy-to-follow tutorials for every occasion.
Yuna – Singer/songwriter Yuna Zarai is teaming up with OWNZONES to give fans her unique take on living a creative life. Episodes will touch on everything from fashion, to health, to religion, to relationships – all from Yuna’s creative perspective.
Audrina Patridge – Reality star and TV host, Audrina Patridge is best known for her role in the hit reality series, The Hills. Now on OWNZONES she’s exploring a whole new role – motherhood! With some help from friends and a few parenting experts, Audrina will share her parenting advice for the busy Hollywood mom!
Keep it on OWNZONES for even more exciting news about the launch of OWNZONES Passport Romania – only on UPC Horizon devices!