PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE LAUNCHES OFFICIAL APP

The PFL Live App is Designed to Enhance the Second Screen Experience Through Livestreaming, Gaming, Social Hangouts, Exclusive Content and More

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NEW YORK CITY (May 8, 2019) — The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization ever to present MMA in the sports-season format of Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship, today announced the launch of the official PFL Live app, available for download on Apple iTunes and Google Play stores. Developed in partnership with Kiswe Mobile, the PFL Live app is designed to enhance the second screen experience for fight fans around the world, catering to the ever-connected, engaged and global viewing audience through livestreams, gaming, social hangouts, exclusive content, news, scores, results, stats and more. 

“The PFL continues to lead with innovation inside and outside the cage. We are committed to engaging directly with fans around the world with great live fight action, real-time data and analytics on fighter performance, exclusive content and more,” said Peter Murray, CEO of the PFL. “Kiswe is a game changing, innovative partner that shares in our commitment to elevating the fan experience. Together, we are excited to optimize the mobile experience for our global audience from over 150 countries around the world by creating authentic and engaging touchpoints before, during, and after fight night.” 

“The PFL Live app will enhance the viewing experience for millions of fight fans around the world, providing them with a platform to further connect with the league, our fighters and the MMA community while in stadium, at home, or on-the-go,” said Daniel Ghosh-Roy, Chief Digital Officer of the PFL. “MMA fans are full of passion and love for the sport, and through the PFL Live app we will keep them engaged with our product through the regular season, playoffs and championship.” 

“We’re thrilled to partner with the PFL to help them connect with their growing global audience in an impactful, personal, and engaging manner,” said Mike Schabel, CEO of Kiswe Mobile. “Watching sports is a social experience, and MMA fans are highly engaged, active, and yearning for more differentiated content. We have the tools to bring fans together and we look forward to elevating the PFL viewing experience through Kiswe’s mobile technology.” 

The PFL will leverage Kiswe’s cutting edge mobile technology to provide fans with in-app gaming experiences, ranging from trivia, polls, and quizzes, to a custom pick ‘em game. Points earned can be redeemed for merchandise, tickets, experiences and more. PFL fans can interact with each other in public or private “Hangs” before, during and after PFL’s Thursday Night events, airing on ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes. Additionally, the PFL Live app leverages Kiswe’s CloudCast technology to stream every event for fans outside of the United States and Canada in their native languages.

The PFL Live app will provide fans with access to weigh-ins, workouts, press conferences and other live streams. Fans can follow the PFL over the course of its Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship format, with schedules, scores, results, stats, standings, interviews, fighter bios, and news; readily accessible in a user-friendly and highly personalized interface. 

The PFL is bringing MMA action to Thursday nights beginning May 9, 6:30pm ET. Every PFL event will air across ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+, – the leading multi-sport streaming service, in addition to TSN in Canada, and on a wide and diverse group of premier global distribution partner platforms reaching over 150 countries around the world. 

About Professional Fighters League

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) presents MMA for the first time in the sport-season format where individual fighters control their own destiny, competing in a regular season, playoffs, and championship.  PFL’s differentiated format and exciting fights sparked breakout growth for the league.   PFL events are Thursday nights primetime live on ESPN2 and ESPN+. 

The PFL 2019 Season features elite MMA athletes across six weight classes, including the first-ever 155-pound women’s division, with each fighter having two fights during the PFL Regular Season in May, June, July, and August.  The top eight fighters in each weight class advance to the single-elimination PFL Playoffs in October, where fighters must fight twice and win twice in the same night to advance to the finals.  PFL Championship is New Year’s Eve with the winners of each title bout being crowned PFL World Champion of their respective weight class and earning $1 million.  Viewers will be delivered next-gen stats never before seen in MMA through the PFL’s proprietary SmartCage™ platform and Cagenomics™ technology. 

PFL is backed by an investor group of sports, media, entertainment, and business titans.  Watch PFL live Thursday nights in the U.S. on ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes.  PFL is also available in 130 countries around the world with leading local broadcasters. 

For more info visit www.PFLmma.com and follow PFL on Instagram (@PFLmma), Twitter (@ProFightLeague), and Facebook (/ProFightLeague).

About Kiswe™

Kiswe has pioneered cloud-based interactive video solutions that transform linear TV content into personalized and interactive mobile video experiences which significantly increases audience engagement and watchtime. Kiswe partners with visionaries in sports and music to lead the shift in how digital video content is consumed by creating experiences that unlock the interactive functionality of digital devices. Kiswe is headquartered in Murray Hill, NJ and has offices in New York City, Washington D.C., Belgium, and Korea. To learn more about Kiswe Mobile, visit www.Kiswe.com.

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HBCU TV NETWORK AND KISWE MOBILE DELIVER A FIRST MULTI-LEVEL MOBILE DIGITAL LIVING ROOM EXPERIENCE

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(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON DC. 2019 – HBCU TV Network and Kiswe Mobile soft launched during Black History Month a brand new app called “HBCU GO: A Hangtime Experience” in the Apple and Google Play app stores. This new app will bring together some of the most powerful HBCU related content with a novel, fully social, and interactive “Hang Together” experience pioneered by Kiswe Mobile. This is the first time a major content category teams up with an innovative technology platform provider to bring a fully social and interactive end user mobile experience.  

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HBCU TV Network headquartered in Washington, DC is a 24/7, 365, education, entertainment, sports and live events network. HBCU TV Network founding members are cable industry veterans, Curtis Symonds (CEO) and Clinton Evans (GM). “HBCU TV Network is dedicated to becoming a true destination for the total HBCU Experience, but more importantly, to build a company for the institutions to increase recruitment, enhance endowments and an educational tool to provide tech savvy students pursuing careers within the media and tech industry” said Clint Evans.  

Kiswe Mobile is a startup company focused on mobile interactive video created by known and accomplished technology leaders. Through its HangtimeTM app, Kiswe Mobile has pioneered a fully interactive and social mobile video platform and has shown how adding social and interactivity to linear streaming can grow viewing times tenfold. This is the first time our industry has seen a partnership between an innovative digital content owner and a pioneering mobile video platform deliver a shared digital living room experience. In the partnership HBCU TV is responsible for content creation and app marketing while Kiswe Mobile is responsible or app creation and operation.  

With the HBCU GO app, end users will not only be able to stream the HBCU content but also interact with it. The app will provide a number of interactive capabilities all centered around a concept called “Hangs.” Hangs are like virtual living rooms, where groups of like-minded users can feel like they are together by watching the same content while interacting with it and each other. Interaction can range from chat to engaging with live hosts and responding to live polls and questions.  

The HBCU community has been looking for a platform like this to get together and live interact with the content as well as with each other.” “We have shown many times that social interaction with content is the key to bringing video to mobile,” says Wim Sweldens, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of Kiswe Mobile, “We are proud to partner with HBCU TV to bring the best content with the best experience to mobile.” For more information contact Clint Evans at 860.966.1480 or logo on to www.hbcugo.tv

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Cube Entertainment and Kiswe Deliver a 12 Camera Multi-View of the United Cube ONE Concert to Mobile Phones
CUBE TV’s Hangtime app delivers an intimate concert experience for their international audience

CUBE TV’s Hangtime app delivers an intimate concert experience for their international audience

NEW YORK, NY – On June 16th, Kiswe Mobile, the pioneer of cloud-based interactive mobile video solutions delivered a 12 Picture-in-Picture mobile video view of Cube Entertainment’s “United Cube ONE Concert” on the CUBE TV Hangtime app from Seoul, South Korea. The international audience were treated to a 4-hour long concert which consisted of 33 Cube artists, including HyunA, Jo Kwon, BTOB, CLC, PENTAGON, Yoo Seon Ho, and the newly debuted (G)I-DLE.

For the mobile audience who were unable to attend the sold out concert, the CUBE TV Hangtime app delivered an intimate experience on the mobile phone that brought the audience directly into the concert venue. With so many cameras at the fingertips for the mobile audience, users were able to select any camera to view the concert at their pleasure. The concert showcased the power of Kiswe’s proprietary video cloud technology through the the CUBE TV Hangtime app.

“CUBE TV is committed to providing unparalleled access for KPOP fans around the world to our artists” says Mr. Jeon, CEO of D’LIVE. “Kiswe Mobile has become an important innovation partner that helps us leverage interactive and social video technology to build incredible intimacy between our fans and artists.”

“This multi-view experience established the new normal in live video production for mobile devices” says Mike Schabel, CEO of Kiswe Mobile. “Twenty live video feeds from the concert and from backstage were used to produce twelve live streams that could be watched all at once or interactively selected by each audience member to create the ultimate personalized KPOP viewing experience. We were thrilled to work with Cube TV to debut this transformational experience to a global audience.”

In addition to the United Cube ONE Concert, the CUBE TV Hangtime app can be downloaded for fans to watch more video content from Cube Entertainment artists, such as Pentagon, BTOB, HyunA and many more. Users can watch live and archived content anytime and anywhere from their mobile phones. Cube Entertainment will continue to add more shows and content to the CUBE TV Hangtime app which is free to download. For more information, please visit: https://cubetv.tv

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About CUBE Entertainment

CUBE Entertainment has incubated many potential talents into talented artists, along with good personality, sincerity and ability based on a specialized training system, and has been producing competitive content in the world market. CUBE artists have been spotlighted as remarkable content in the world music market based on three principles of musicality, popularity, originality, and a proposed new way to how CUBE targets the global market. Even today, CUBE is striving to create excellent & luxury Asian content and are ready to present them to the world.

About Kiswe Mobile

Kiswe Mobile has pioneered cloud-based interactive video solutions that transform linear TV content into personalized and interactive mobile video experiences which significantly increase audience engagement. Kiswe partners with visionaries in sports and music to lead the shift in how digital video content is consumed by creating experiences that unlock the interactive functionality of digital devices. Kiswe is headquartered in Murray Hill, NJ and has offices in New York City, Washington DC, Belgium, and Korea. To learn more about Kiswe Mobile, visit http://kiswe.com.

Contact: Khee Lee

KISWE MOBILE, INC.

908-263-7343

info@kiswe.com

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Wim Sweldens – Co-Founder of Kiswe joins Future Tech Podcast. Kiswe is activating “Play” Into Mobile Video Increases Engagement. Kiswe’s patented cloud-based video solutions transforms linear video into personalized social experiences. Transforming your video content from lean-back or lean-in viewing into immersive engagement. Kiswe’s cloud-based video solutions turns video into a playground.

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Introducing Hangtime, A New Mobile Game Show Network Delivering a Friends-First Social Experience

Every day, players can tune in to compete and collaborate with friends in live game shows for a chance to win cash and prizes

NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2018  Today, Kiswe, the pioneer of cloud-based interactive mobile video solutions, launched Hangtime, a new and fun mobile gaming platform that lets users play live trivia games and quizzes while interacting with each other directly on the app. For each game, players can compete to win cash and other prizes while chatting and collaborating with friends in public or private “Hangs,” or digital rooms.

“TV has always been a social experience centered around popular shows that air during certain times of the day. However, with the transition to mobile devices, viewers have been given the power to watch any content, anytime, anywhere. As a result, we lost the social benefits of watching TV as a group,” said Mike Schabel, CEO of Kiswe, the company that built Hangtime. “By reintroducing social experiences to live video on mobile devices, Hangtime provides fun ways to bring friends, old and new, together to watch and play live game shows. Interactive and collaborative gaming is the first step towards our vision that mobile video is best when shared live with friends. During the beta phase of the app, we were able to build an incredible community of loyal Hangers, and we’re excited to bring this new gaming experience to everyone starting today.”

Hangtime offers daily trivia and quiz shows at 2pm and 6pm Eastern Time with frequent late-night pop-up shows for the Hangtime Community. Hangtime currently has three different game shows: “Pop Quiz,” “Perfectly Adequate Games,” hosted by Will and Erinn of Perfectly Adequate Films, and “The Good Game Show,” hosted by Jon Hudson, a local New York City-based comedian. The app also features live pre- and post-game shows hosted by live animated characters who engage with users and help them get their private hangs organized.

Hangtime does not eliminate players for answering a question incorrectly. Together with the friends-first social features and live interactive experiences, the average session times often exceed the actual length of the game. The app is powered by Kiswe’s industry-leading and patented cloud video technology, which has provided state-of-the-art live mobile video experiences for the owners and distributors of large sports and music events. Hangtime’s underlying technology minimizes lag for players and allows for rapid introduction of new game formats and onboarding of interactive video experience from industry content publishers and brands.

Hangtime’s additional unique features include:

  • Live animated host characters, Steeve and DJ Chuck, who engage with and entertain players with banter and music before and after games.

  • A live game leaderboard to see how you are performing against friends and other contestants during a game.

  • A points-based leaderboard which allows friends to compete, tournament-style, with each other throughout the week as well as reveal the top Hangtime players of the week.

  • Public and Private rooms, or “hangs,” for you to interact, chat, collaborate, or compete with other players or just your friends.

  • Freebies, or the ability to pass on answering a question, earned by inviting a friend to join Hangtime.

  • Simple and immediate introduction of interactive content in partnership with creators and publishers who seek new ways to engage their audience within or adjacent to the games.

Hangtime continues to add more shows, game-formats, and hosts to scale up its interactive gaming network. The Hangtime 1.0 app is available today for free download in the Apple App Store or Google Play. For more information, please visit: http://www.letshangtime.com/.

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About Kiswe

Kiswe has pioneered cloud-based interactive video solutions that transform linear TV content into personalized and interactive mobile video experiences which significantly increase audience engagement. Kiswe partners with visionaries in sports and music to lead the shift in how digital video content is consumed by creating experiences that unlock the interactive functionality of digital devices. Kiswe is headquartered in Murray Hill, NJ and has offices in New York City, Washington DC, Belgium, and Korea. To learn more about Kiswe Mobile, visit http://kiswe.com.

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