Newsmax announced today that it has signed multiple deals for distribution of Newsmax programming across the globe.
Newsmax now available on key platforms in Europe, India, and Australia
Zee5, who’s parent company Zee Entertainment last year merged with Sony, is a streaming platform offering general entertainment content across 12 navigational and featured languages, including English.
Through the agreement, Zee5 will carry Newsmax’s newsfeed 24/7, as well as VOD content. Zee will also post content from Newsmax.com in its news section.
Zee5’s initial distribution of Newsmax content will be in India, with eventual expansion to the Middle East and North Africa.
Newsmax has also signed a distribution deal with M7, a top European satellite, cable, and OTT provider owned by Canal+ with 3 million subscribers throughout Europe. Following the channel’s launch on M7 on July 4th, Newsmax is now available in The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Romania, and Hungary.
Bill Wijdeveld, VP Platform Content Services at M7 Group, comments: “We are welcoming Newsmax on board of our TV platforms, allowing the channel to launch into multiple European markets in one go. We thank Newsmax for its trust in our service provisioning and look forward to a fruitful cooperation over the coming years.”
Rounding out its recent global expansion efforts is Newsmax’s deal with Foxtel-owned streaming platform Flash News, Australia’s biggest news streaming service, which added Newsmax on July 19th.
“The demand for high-quality journalism is growing worldwide as citizens everywhere look for real news to help understand a complex world,” says Chris Ruddy, CEO, Newsmax. “We are delighted to be working with Zee, M7, and Foxtel to deliver our content to the world’s largest democracies and we are looking forward to continuing to expand our global reach.”