Streaming TV service Vidgo plans to launch in time for NFL season

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Vidgo today also announced a new multi-year strategic partnership with Kiswe, a mobile video audience engagement technology company. (Vidgo)

After a beta launch late in 2018, streaming TV service Vidgo said it’s planning an official launch in late summer in time for football.

Vidgo CEO Shane Cannon declined to give a more specific date for the launch, but stressed that the timing will likely coincide with the kickoff of the 2019-2020 NFL season, which begins on Thursday, Sept. 5.

“We are busy in the final stages of getting certified by the networks for blackouts and having our platform certified for a late summer launch,” Cannon said in an email.

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Vidgo will have two English packages and two Spanish packages focused on content genres including sports, entertainment, family and latino. Cannon said Vidgo will make an announcement shortly before launch with networks it’s anchoring with.

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Vidgo today also announced a new multi-year strategic partnership with Kiswe, a mobile video audience engagement technology company. Kiswe is providing Vidgo with its interactive social video platform and with strategic resources.

“Vidgo’s unique customer acquisition model gives them a large physical presence in mobile storefronts and with prepaid customers in nearly every community in the United States,” said Mike Schabel, CEO of Kiswe Mobile, in a statement. “Their go to market strategy and content rights fit nicely with our vision to provide consumers with an engaging and social mobile video experience centered around live sports.”

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