SyQic partners with Bango to provide frictionless payment for its Yoonic platform
SyQic, the leading Mobile TV Service (OTT) provider of live and on-demand international video content branded as ‘Yoonic’, is delighted to partner with Bango, the award-winning mobile payments provider.
Yoonic serves international migrant audiences around the world with engaging and compelling content from their ‘home’ countries. This new partnership, which will be fully integrated in November, will allow global users of the Yoonic service to securely purchase a wide range of mobile international videos using a variety of payment methods, including operator billing, credit, debit and pre-paid cards. Operator billing enables users to charge the cost of a purchase to their phone bill, often in one click, and is emerging as the payment method of choice for many of the giants of mobile, particularly in markets with relatively low credit card penetration.
The Yoonic service allows users to access videos ‘on the go’, leveraging on its ability to stream video content across a wide spectrum of telecommunication networks. With over 70 ‘live’ channels and 20,000 hours of video on demand to choose from including news, current affairs, sports, music concerts, movies and drama series, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The content genres are available in over 17 languages ranging from Arabic, Punjabi and Hindi to Indonesian, Malaysian and Korean. SyQic continues to build on its content inventory and plans to have one of the largest repositories of international content in the world.
The Yoonic service offers an interactive viewing experience, with a search function over its extensive on-demand library and repository of live-TV channels. Even on a mobile device there is pause, rewind and fast forward functionality; great for busy users accessing mobile video on the move. Yoonic is accessible via mobile devices, PCs and tablets – it will also incorporate social networking, blogging, and gaming to enhance the user experience in the coming months.
Founded in 1999, Bango powers payment and analytics on the mobile web, providing users with a massively smooth payment experience. Global leaders plugging into Bango include Amazon, Blackberry World, Facebook, Firefox Marketplace, Google Play, Windows Phone Store and major mobile brands including CNN, Cartoon Network and EA Mobile.
Jamal Hassim, the Group CEO of SyQic comments, “we are delighted to collaborate with Bango, a world class payments partner, to widen the coverage of addressable customers that Yoonic can serve. Bango’s ability to process a wide variety of payment methods and its geographical service footprint are strategic assets for Yoonic to scale rapidly across the world. Consumers can now take advantage of Yoonic’s diverse and exciting video content offering via a few touches on their mobile device. They are able to safely and easily subscribe to our services on a monthly, weekly or daily basis from as little as 99p per day in the UK.”
Bango’s CEO Ray Anderson added, “digital merchants of all kinds are embracing Bango operator billing as the fast-track to mobile monetization. The democratized payment tool of phone and phone bill is perfectly suited to Yoonic’s huge content portfolio and diverse customer base.”