A+E’s History channel signs on to You.i TV’s React Native platform

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History Channel's content will soon have an extended TVE app. (Horizon Media)

A+E Networks is using You.i TV and its React Native platform to extend its History TVE app to TV-connected devices.

The new History app will be built with the You.i Engine One and be based on React Native’s open-source, Javascript application framework integrated with You.i TV’s cross-platform SDK.

“History has always been at the forefront of breaking new ground when it comes to storytelling, and our technology strategy is no different” said Raj Bahl, senior vice president and CTO of Digital Media at A+E Networks, in a statement. “You.i TV’s platform offered the right mix of tools and workflows to bring our content to connected platforms quickly and efficiently. We look forward to launching this new experience later this year.”


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“With a tradition of being anything but traditional, it’s no surprise that A+E Networks is redefining the app experience using React Native,” said Jason Flick, CEO and co-founder of You.i TV, in a statement. “As a member of our early adopters’ program, A+E’s History is making history as the first app to market based on the React Native platform.”

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You.i TV’s Trisha Cooke said that other major media companies besides A+E Networks were part of the early adopters’ program.

At CES in Las Vegas earlier this year, You.i TV showed off Engine One and React Native for building apps on connected TV devices like Roku. The company said that Native React uses a single code base, performance and workflow, so it shortens development and time to market times for video applications including OTT and TV Everywhere.

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